FY 2013 HfL Call for Projects

Announcing the official FY 2013 solicitation for candidate projects for the Highways for LIFE (HfL) Discretionary grant program. The HfL program was not authorized in MAP-21; however, funds remain from previous years through SAFETEA-LU and the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 for one final solicitation. Approximately $15 million is currently available for the HfL Discretionary grant program.

Candidate HfL projects must be on the local highway system (not State Highway System) and the Phase has to be Construction.

Please find the attached FHWA Solicitation dated 11/28/12 for candidate projects for the FFY 2013 Highways for Life (HfL) Discretionary Program. The attachment includes the FHWA Solicitation Memorandum dated 11/28/12, HfL Selection Criteria & Additional Information, and the two-part HfL Project Application Packet:


Applicants must have their completed HfL Applications (submitted electronically in MS Word format and the associated SF-424 forms in pdf format) e-mailed to the District DLAE Office (james_p_day@dot.ca.gov or john_hoole@dot.ca.gov) no later than COB 12/21/12.

FHWA’s HfL Web Page: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl/summary/cp/cp00.cfm

About John Hoole

John, as the District Local Assistance Engineer, is responsible for the administration of the Local Assistance Program in District 3, which covers local and regional agencies in eleven Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra Counties. He supervises a group of 10-12 Engineers and Planners who ensure delivery of State and Federal funds to the locals. His experience in the District includes Design, Project Management, and Programming, and prior to the District he worked as a Transportation Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration.

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