contracts with other governmental
agencies to develop, design, acquire right-of-way, and construct
transportation facilities and to reimburses these agencies for
services provided to the traveling public. When a Local Agency is to be reimbursed using Federal
funds administered by the
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Department is held
accountable to ensure that the Agency complied with all applicable Federal statutes,
rules and regulations. Local Agencies must be LAP-certified before entering into a
The Local Agency Program (LAP) is administered in each District by a
District LAP Administrator designated by the District Secretary.
Project-level direction and oversight are provided through the District
Offices of Planning, Environmental Management, Design, Right-of-Way, Policy
Planning, Environmental Management, Federal-Aid, Design, Contracts
Administration, Equal Opportunity, Comptroller, and Program Development. The
Central Office LAP Administrator chairs the standing committee on standards
and practices for local agencies.
FHWA has developed a document titled the
Guide to Federal-Aid Programs and Projects.
This guide provides basic information about the Federal-Aid programs, projects, and other program
information such as funding share, regulatory reference, background and history. The guide is intended
to provide basic information for FHWA and State personnel involved in the administration of the
Federal-Aid Highway Program. This guide should be of interest to FHWA, State highway agencies,
local governments, and private sector personnel interested in a basic understanding of Federal-Aid programs,
projects, or other program characteristics.