Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP)

(Federal Funding)

HIP Allocations

 

The 2019 Omnibus bill provided WA an additional $47.2 million of Highway Infrastructure funds apportioned as the STBG program (23 CFR 133(d)) for road and bridge projects and for the elimination of hazards and the installation of protective devices at railway-highway crossings. Typically, new funding is split at the pro-rata share for the current FFY – FFY 2019 62% WSDOT / 38% Local. This split included distributing federal funds from the National Highway Freight Program (FFY 2018-2020) to the State Program. However, as project prioritization recommendations were made by the Freight Advisory Committee, a significant amount of the NHFP funds was provided to local jurisdictions. This had the effect of changing the Advisory Groups agreed upon distribution between the State Program and Local Jurisdictions. To address this shift in funding, an increased share of the Highway Infrastructure Program funds is provided to State preservation projects, utilizing the funds for areas with a population of 5,000 or less and areas with population between 5,001 and 200,000. Funding for areas with a population over 200,000 is distributed to the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) that contain this population group (BFCG, PSRC, RTC and SRTC).

Below are the detailed requirements for the 2019 funds:

  • Eligible activities – only construction of highways, bridges and tunnels per 23 USC 133 (b)(1)(A) and for the elimination of hazards and the installation of protective devices at railway-highway crossings. Construction includes design and right of way that directly relates to the construction of these projects (23 USC 101(a)(4)). HIP funds are not eligible to be utilized on:
    • Rural minor collectors or local access,
    • Transportation alternatives, ferries, transit, etc.
    • Transportation planning and studies.
  • Projects must be identified in the STIP - fund codes are:
    • HIP(UL) – Over 200,000 population
    • HIP – WSDOT projects
  • 13.5% match required
  • 2019 funds must be obligated by September 30, 2022, or the funds lapse.
  • CFDA #20.205

 

The 2018 Omnibus bill provided WA an additional $34.1 million of Highway Infrastructure funds apportioned as the STBG program (23 CFR 133(d)) for road and bridge projects. The 2018 Highway Infrastructure funds provided to WA were split $16 million (47%) WSDOT / $18.1 million (53%) Local.

Below are the detailed requirements for the 2018 funds:

  • Eligible activities – only construction of highways, bridges and tunnels per 23 USC 133 (b)(1)(A). Construction includes design and right of way that directly relates to the construction of the roadway project (23 USC 101(a)(4)). HIP funds are not eligible to be utilized on:
    • Rural minor collectors or local access,
    • Transportation alternatives, ferries, transit, etc.
    • Transportation planning and studies.
  • Projects must be identified in the STIP - fund codes are:
    • HIP(UL) – Population over 200,000
    • HIP(US) – Population between 5,001 and 200,000
    • HIP(R) – Population of 5,000 or less
    • HIP – WSDOT projects
  • 13.5% match required
  • 2018 funds must be obligated by September 30, 2021, or the funds lapse.
  • CFDA #20.205