California Department of Transportation

2017 Earmark Repurposing



Earmark Projects Submitted To FHWA For Repurposing NEW

Earmark Repurposing Submittal List posted 09/01/2017


Background

On June 16, 2017, FHWA issued guidance on the implementation of Earmark repurposing provisions contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 allows States to repurpose any earmark that was designated on or before September 30, 2006, and is Less than 10 percent obligated or final vouchered and closed.

The repurposed funds may be obligated on a new or existing project in the State within 100 miles of the earmark designation. The project must be an eligible project under the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG). The Repurposing Provision is available to be applied in FY 2017.

California Implementation information

To help implement the earmark repurposing, Caltrans will again convene an Earmark Repurposing Workgroup to help Caltrans with developing consensus for the implementation of the repurposing. The Workgroup consists of representatives from Caltrans, RTPAs/MPOs, cities, counties, and FHWA. A kickoff meeting was held on July 18, 2017.

Division Chief's Letter to Local Agencies on 2017 Earmark Repurposing Information Update

For Workgroup member roster, please click here

 

Timeline and Projects

FHWA 2017 Earmark Repurposing Guidance

 

 If you have any questions regarding the Earmark Repurposing, please contact Winton Emmett at Winton.Emmett@dot.ca.gov.

Last Updated: September 1, 2017



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