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Course Description

Federal-Aid 101 (FHWA Employee Session)

PROGRAM AREA: Business, Public Admin, and Quality
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
3 Days
2.1 Units
$530 Per Participant
3 Days
2.1 Units
$580 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


During this time of economic expansion and growth, there are dramatic workforce changes taking place. Given the increasing demand by our partners and customers for more technical assistance, FHWA needs to develop the knowledge of their new/mid-career hires in the area of the Federal-aid processes and regulations.

Therefore, the overall course goal is to provide FHWA employees, particularly mid-career hires, with an overview of the key elements of the Federal-Aid Highway Program. Specifically, this course focuses on general requirements and laws that govern the Federal-Aid Highway Program, processes and procedures followed in the project development, and identifying flexibility inherent in the Federal-Aid Program.


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

  • Identify the elements and project milestones of the Federal-Aid Highway program.
  • Describe the financial aspects and requirements of the Federal-Aid Highway program.
  • Describe how the Federal-Aid Highway program fits with other laws (23 U.S.C and other laws that affect the Federal-Aid Highway program).
  • Identify the requirements for using Federal-Aid Highway funding.
  • Identify how FHWA initiatives such as civil rights, safety, and innovative financing impact the Federal-Aid Highway program.
  • Explain the risk-based stewardship and oversight approach,
  • Identify key responsibilities or elements of the risk-based stewardship and oversight approach.
  • Identify the flexibility inherent in the Federal-Aid Highway program.


New/mid career hires from all disciplines (i.e., planners, engineers, environmental specialists, financial specialists or managers).

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


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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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