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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
3.5 Days
2.1 Units
$580 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 25 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 key elements of the overall project development process
  • Identify the FHWA civil rights programs (i.e., Title VI, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), EEO Contract Compliance, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Indian Outreach) and their relationship to the Federal-Aid Highway Program and the Federal/State relationships
  • Integrate environmental justice into all aspects of project planning, development, and construction
  • Develop a flowchart of the project development process from the initial planning concept through the environmental and right-of-way processes, on to construction and opening to traffic
  • Identify the roles of safety, intelligent transportation systems, operations, research, and development in the Federal-Aid process
  • Identify ways used for public involvement early in the process
  • Learn the fundamentals of several innovative financing techniques that will maximize the use of Federal-Aid funds
  • Develop a network of professionals that can be contacted for help
  • Discuss how the Federal-Aid laws and regulations relate to other laws (i.e., NEPA, Uniform Act, the Davis Bacon Act, OMB Circular A-87, 49 CFR Part 18 (Common Rule))


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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