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Highway Program Funding

PROGRAM AREA: Transportation Planning
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
1.5 Days
0.9 Units
$425 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 40

NOTES:Please note the 152072 course title has changed to more accurately reflect the curriculum materials.


This instructor-led training provides an overview of the Federal-aid Highway Program, focusing on various aspects of highway program funding unique to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Topics include: the operation of the Highway Trust Fund and its significance to the funding level of the Federal-aid Highway Program; the content and policy implications of authorizing and appropriating legislation; the FHWA apportionment process; discussion of obligation limitation, allocations, deductions, earmarking, and transferability; and the effect of policy and budget considerations on the use of Federal-aid funds. The course has been updated to complement the new Federal-aid authorization bill.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the flow of Federal highway funding from authorization to outlay
  • Explain authorization, appropriation, apportionment, allocation, and obligation limitation
  • Discuss the impact contract authority and obligation limitation have on the use of Federal funds
  • Explain how the Federal budgetary process applies to the Federal-Aid Highway Program
  • Describe the significance of the Highway Trust Fund to the funding levels for the Federal-Aid Highway Program


This training is intended for Federal, State, regional and local government employees; Congressional staff; consultants; and others interested in the process by which Congress authorizes the Federal-aid Highway program and the FHWA distributes Federal-aid highway funding. NHI encourages a mix of participants at each session.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 10/25/2016
End Date: 10/26/2016
Location: DALLAS, TX
Local Coordinator: Audrey Zenon (512) 416-2000
5 Public Seats
$425 Per Participant
3 FHWA Seats
Start Date: 12/06/2016
End Date: 12/07/2016
Location: LAREDO, TX
Local Coordinator: Audrey Zenon (512) 416-2000
5 Public Seats
$425 Per Participant
3 FHWA Seats

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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