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UC-Davis sustainable pavement consortium shares grant resources

Cooperative Center releases first publications

The Sustainable Pavement Program Cooperative Center at University of California, Davis recently published its first publications as part of the 5-year cooperative agreement with FHWA to explore and advance various topics and programs under the purview of the FHWA Sustainable Pavements Program.

In March, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the availability of $2 billion to fund low carbon transportation materials that create less pollution by reducing the levels of embodied greenhouse gas emissions, including asphalt mix.

The Sustainable Pavements Program Cooperative Center (SPPCC) has prepared documents to aid FHWA LCTM Program eligible recipients identify eligible activities and develop grant applications. These documents are not official FHWA documents of the LCTM Program.

In FHWA’s LCTM Program, $1.2 Billion is available to State Departments of Transportation (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) through a Request for Applications (RFA). In the coming months FHWA will also make available $800 million to target non-State applicants, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments or agencies, Federally recognized tribes, Federal Lands Management Agencies, and other agencies through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The LCTM Program will fund eligible activities and projects that advance the use of low carbon materials and products.

The published documents serve as technical resources to support FHWA LCTM Program eligible recipients identify eligible activities and develop grant applications. There are no program requirements for eligible recipients to use these documents:

Goals and Co-Benefits of Implementing a Low Carbon Transportation Materials Program:  This document highlights the benefits of implementing an LCTM program.

Pathways for Implementing the Use of Low Carbon Transportation Materials:  This document identifies key activities for implementing LCTM programs with a range of goals and scopes.

The SPPCC is a consortium led by the University of California Pavement Research Center at UC Davis, with partners at Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech), North Carolina State University, UC Berkeley, Nichols Consulting Engineers (NCE), TheRightEnvironment (TRE), WAP Sustainability (WAP), and Senseney Engineering.

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