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Eno Transportation Weekly

$3.2 Billion in General Fund Highway Funding Apportioned to States

March 19, 2019

The Federal Highway Administration, in a funding notice (N4510.835) dated March 15, formally gave states DOTs $3.2 billion in highway funding from the general fund of the Treasury provided by the omnibus fiscal 2019 appropriations act.

On March 11, FHWA gave states their full-year distribution of the obligation limitation on their Highway Trust Fund formula contract authority ($36.6 billion). This follows $599 million in truly mandatory contract authority exempt from the limitation, apportioned October 1. To date, the total amount of new obligation authority for the highway program given to states is now $40.4 billion, that that will rise by at least another $4 billion when the “August redistribution” of unused allocated funding comes around near Labor Day.

The appropriations act provided $3.25 billion in general fund money to FHWA. After set-asides for Puerto Rico ($16 million), territories ($5 million), and federal and tribal lands ($25 million), $3.204 billion remained. $475 million of that was set aside for bridges in the 19 states which have a percentage of total deck area of bridges classified as in poor condition of at least 7.5 percent. The remaining $2.729 billion is apportioned to states and can be used for any of the following purposes:

  • “Construction of…highways, bridges, tunnels, including designated routes of the Appalachian development highway system and local access roads under section 14501 of title 40″ (23 U.S.C. §133(b)(1)(A) eligibility), or
  • “elimination of hazards and the installation of protective devices at railway-highway crossings” (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019).

The $2.7 billion was sub-allocated by population. The totals by sub-allocation, along with the bridge program, are in the table below.

Activities Eligible Under Section 133(b)(1)(A) of Title 23, United States Code, and
for the Elimination of Hazards and the Installation of Protective Devices at Railway-Highway Crossings
Urbanized Areas Areas With Areas With a Bridge
Any With a Population a Population Over Population 5,000 Replacement and
State Area Over 200,000 5,000 to 200,000 and Under Subtotal Rehabilitation
Alabama                        24,271,700                        10,097,088                          6,209,457                        12,186,321                        52,764,566                                       –
Alaska                        16,052,310                          6,666,038                          5,176,280                          7,001,697                        34,896,325                        19,647,659
Arizona                        23,431,128                        19,245,109                          5,136,162                          3,124,835                        50,937,234                                       –
Arkansas                        16,565,878                          5,113,551                          5,192,075                          9,141,274                        36,012,778                                       –
California                      117,661,715                      111,469,109                        19,212,526                          7,442,988                      255,786,338                                       –
Colorado                        17,127,571                        12,785,627                          4,313,910                          3,006,741                        37,233,849                                       –
Connecticut                        16,089,739                        14,142,445                          2,449,602                          2,295,907                        34,977,693                        31,457,692
Delaware                          5,417,278                          3,411,000                          1,812,899                          1,135,515                        11,776,692                                       –
Dist. of Col.                          5,109,413                          5,998,006                                       –                                       –                        11,107,419                                       –
Florida                        60,612,765                        55,002,893                          9,494,178                          6,657,044                      131,766,880                                       –
Georgia                        41,335,934                        26,698,012                          8,792,103                        13,034,678                        89,860,727                                       –
Hawaii                          5,415,760                          3,750,448                          1,987,124                             620,059                        11,773,391                                       –
Idaho                          9,155,274                          2,397,468                          4,747,272                          3,602,755                        19,902,769                                       –
Illinois                        45,538,759                        38,966,383                          7,423,772                          7,068,388                        98,997,302                        24,388,389
Indiana                        30,502,163                        16,476,476                          8,778,555                        10,551,856                        66,309,050                                       –
Iowa                        15,724,859                          4,008,512                          7,044,183                          7,406,922                        34,184,476                        25,268,011
Kansas                        12,091,963                          5,653,740                          4,247,228                          4,293,946                        26,286,877                                       –
Kentucky                        21,258,321                          8,832,667                          5,295,720                        10,827,034                        46,213,742                                       –
Louisiana                        22,454,894                        11,891,299                          6,903,882                          7,564,913                        48,814,988                        19,078,089
Maine                          5,505,658                             992,147                          1,257,191                          4,213,826                        11,968,822                        18,506,762
Maryland                        19,251,848                        16,500,244                          3,008,640                          3,091,112                        41,851,844                                       –
Massachusetts                        19,463,188                        19,496,558                          1,490,350                          1,861,182                        42,311,278                        34,067,970
Michigan                        33,718,452                        22,243,982                          6,716,948                        10,621,601                        73,300,983                        20,238,663
Minnesota                        20,874,587                        12,246,245                          4,856,914                          7,401,791                        45,379,537                                       –
Mississippi                        15,474,772                          4,216,498                          4,030,320                          9,919,218                        33,640,808                                       –
Missouri                        30,292,125                        17,263,479                          6,749,187                        11,547,655                        65,852,446                        19,978,105
Montana                        13,130,967                                       –                          7,865,572                          7,549,042                        28,545,581                        19,770,202
Nebraska                          9,250,513                          5,441,603                          2,145,298                          3,272,397                        20,109,811                                       –
Nevada                        11,632,619                        11,848,404                             892,495                             914,784                        25,288,302                                       –
New Hampshire                          5,290,601                          1,472,487                          2,104,588                          2,633,630                        11,501,306                        19,134,508
New Jersey                        31,995,601                        33,745,808                          1,714,882                          2,099,364                        69,555,655                        17,973,428
New Mexico                        11,751,597                          5,172,172                          5,269,099                          3,354,083                        25,546,951                                       –
New York                        53,795,821                        49,905,387                          5,059,187                          8,187,041                      116,947,436                        25,040,703
North Carolina                        33,386,241                        17,978,142                          7,343,879                        13,870,523                        72,578,785                        22,426,710
North Dakota                          7,946,613                                       –                          5,370,222                          3,958,411                        17,275,246                                       –
Ohio                        42,927,124                        30,005,045                          8,420,343                        11,967,322                        93,319,834                                       –
Oklahoma                        20,290,903                          9,632,313                          5,414,700                          8,772,742                        44,110,658                                       –
Oregon                        15,997,834                          9,678,528                          5,200,478                          3,901,061                        34,777,901                                       –
Pennsylvania                        52,537,413                        38,319,325                          9,386,064                        13,968,965                      114,211,767                        23,313,877
Rhode Island                          7,000,979                          7,434,092                                       –                             784,448                        15,219,519                        54,506,803
South Carolina                        21,424,474                        10,147,266                          6,206,593                          8,796,611                        46,574,944                                       –
South Dakota                          9,026,803                                       –                          5,542,075                          5,054,606                        19,623,484                        20,786,208
Tennessee                        27,048,232                        13,621,890                          6,940,143                        11,190,240                        58,800,505                                       –
Texas                      112,345,281                        86,657,471                        22,794,064                        22,432,056                      244,228,872                                       –
Utah                        11,114,074                          9,677,468                          1,976,148                          1,393,340                        24,161,030                                       –
Vermont                          6,498,386                                       –                          2,582,708                          5,045,831                        14,126,925                                       –
Virginia                        32,579,001                        23,131,469                          5,305,798                          9,807,647                        70,823,915                                       –
Washington                        21,704,770                        15,223,494                          5,768,202                          4,487,816                        47,184,282                                       –
West Virginia                        13,985,172                             994,685                          6,366,445                          9,056,245                        30,402,547                        32,202,324
Wisconsin                        24,081,240                        11,093,242                          7,933,398                          9,242,641                        52,350,521                                       –
Wyoming                          8,199,688                                       –                          5,931,944                          3,693,777                        17,825,409                        27,213,897
Total                   1,255,340,001                      846,745,315                      285,860,803                      341,053,881                   2,729,000,000                      475,000,000

States have until September 30, 2022 to legally obligate the $3.2 billion. The money is put into perspective beside state Highway Trust Fund highway funding in the table below.

Full-Year Contract Authority General Fund Total
Obligation Limitation Exempt from Limit Appropriations Usable
N4520.259 N4510.829 N4510.835 Funding
ALABAMA 722,748,359 12,217,724 52,764,566 787,730,649
ALASKA 459,119,283 7,731,875 54,543,984 521,395,142
ARIZONA 701,700,409 11,041,533 50,937,234 763,679,176
ARKANSAS 496,104,306 8,267,090 36,012,778 540,384,174
CALIFORNIA 3,454,404,133 51,589,567 255,786,338 3,761,780,038
COLORADO 499,406,932 7,978,701 37,233,849 544,619,482
CONNECTICUT 391,112,383 7,423,395 66,435,385 464,971,163
DELAWARE 158,815,045 2,551,357 11,776,692 173,143,094
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 153,013,429 2,420,260 11,107,419 166,541,108
FLORIDA 1,815,192,267 30,549,714 131,766,880 1,977,508,861
GEORGIA 1,231,602,642 19,928,159 89,860,727 1,341,391,528
HAWAII 155,293,464 2,573,605 11,773,391 169,640,460
IDAHO 272,881,480 4,454,044 19,902,769 297,238,293
ILLINOIS 1,284,743,414 21,204,291 123,385,691 1,429,333,396
INDIANA 893,691,510 14,765,681 66,309,050 974,766,241
IOWA 470,918,006 7,848,273 59,452,487 538,218,766
KANSAS 362,122,378 6,013,700 26,286,877 394,422,955
KENTUCKY 633,750,609 10,639,592 46,213,742 690,603,943
LOUISIANA 639,248,890 11,263,462 67,893,077 718,405,429
MAINE 161,093,984 2,827,051 30,475,584 194,396,619
MARYLAND 576,542,020 8,845,582 41,851,844 627,239,446
MASSACHUSETTS 488,014,969 8,752,017 76,379,248 573,146,234
MICHIGAN 1,009,778,622 15,868,078 93,539,646 1,119,186,346
MINNESOTA 611,631,628 10,088,847 45,379,537 667,100,012
MISSISSIPPI 453,093,634 7,725,878 33,640,808 494,460,320
MISSOURI 887,015,375 15,064,496 85,830,551 987,910,422
MONTANA 383,206,886 6,457,204 48,315,783 437,979,873
NEBRASKA 277,028,447 4,545,882 20,109,811 301,684,140
NEVADA 346,878,411 5,357,830 25,288,302 377,524,543
NEW HAMPSHIRE 158,439,531 2,512,299 30,635,814 191,587,644
NEW JERSEY 958,183,779 14,429,250 87,529,083 1,060,142,112
NEW MEXICO 342,265,520 5,811,833 25,546,951 373,624,304
NEW YORK 1,372,019,369 24,051,973 141,988,139 1,538,059,481
NORTH CAROLINA 999,829,778 16,165,845 95,005,495 1,111,001,118
NORTH DAKOTA 237,980,086 3,871,831 17,275,246 259,127,163
OHIO 1,231,422,451 20,201,931 93,319,834 1,344,944,216
OKLAHOMA 607,658,964 10,175,383 44,110,658 661,945,005
OREGON 466,184,617 7,821,295 34,777,901 508,783,813
PENNSYLVANIA 1,567,589,910 24,963,749 137,525,644 1,730,079,303
RHODE ISLAND 170,099,752 3,384,726 69,726,322 243,210,800
SOUTH CAROLINA 627,260,616 10,724,955 46,574,944 684,560,515
SOUTH DAKOTA 262,928,809 4,395,017 40,409,692 307,733,518
TENNESSEE 792,390,880 13,172,630 58,800,505 864,364,015
TEXAS 3,364,444,546 54,397,076 244,228,872 3,663,070,494
UTAH 331,505,853 5,431,124 24,161,030 361,098,007
VERMONT 190,460,101 3,098,175 14,126,925 207,685,201
VIRGINIA 950,227,924 15,658,824 70,823,915 1,036,710,663
WASHINGTON 632,945,151 10,387,695 47,184,282 690,517,128
WEST VIRGINIA 418,818,963 6,907,259 62,604,871 488,331,093
WISCONSIN 721,169,546 11,819,067 52,350,521 785,339,134
WYOMING 234,837,552 4,005,175 45,039,306 283,882,033
TOTAL 36,628,816,613 599,382,000 3,204,000,000 40,432,198,613
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