This federal aid program is managed by:
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation
National Highway Institute (NHI) Training Program: To develop and administer, in cooperation with those in the highway community, educational, training, and technical assistance programs for the Federal Highway Administration, State and local highway agency employees, as well as the private sector and members of the international organizations. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): To attract qualified students to the field of transportation education and research, and advance transportation workforce development. Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): To improve the preparation of students, particularly women and minorities, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through curriculum development and other transportation-related activities.
(Formula Grants) FY 09 $13,451,420; FY 10 est $14,000,000; FY 11 est $14,000,000
Uses and Use Restrictions:
States may use funds not to exceed one half of 1 percent of the amount apportioned to each State under Section 104(b)(3) for the surface transportation program for training their employees or employees of local transportation agencies. Such expenditures may not exceed 80 percent of the total cost of tuition and direct education expenses (excluding salaries) in connection with the education and training activities. Courses and study programs may be obtained from universities, other government agencies, the private sector, and/or the National Highway Institute. Such expenditures may not exceed 80 percent of the total cost of tuition and direct education expenses (excluding salaries) in connection with the education and training activities.
Examples of Funded Projects:
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: 2011 DDETFP: Graduate Fellowships, Grants for Research Fellowships (GRF), Intern Fellowships, Historically Black Colleges and University Fellowships, Hispanic Serving Institutions Fellowships, Tribal College Fellowships, People with Disabilities Fellowships and Community College Fellowships. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: The DDETFP expects to award 200 Fellowships in 2011. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Types of Assistance:
Cooperative Agreements; TRAINING
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
DDETFP on-site assignments, 6 to 12 months with extension upon approval from the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI); Masters degree awards, up to 2 years, not to exceed 3 years, in duration; and PhD Awards, up to 3 years-not to exceed 5 years in duration; and Bachelors degree, 1 year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
NHI Training Program: Employees of State and local transportation agencies. DDETFP: Some restrictions apply. Undergraduate (juniors and seniors at Minority Institutes of Higher Education (MIHE)) and graduate students matriculating full-time at a U.S. university or college in a transportation-related discipline. GAMTTEP: Local educational agencies and State educational agencies, which may enter into a partnership agreement with institutions of higher education, businesses, or other entities.
Awards are made annually for the academic year for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program by the Director, Technology Partnership Programs and the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the Office of Technical Services all categories. Awards for the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP) are made on the basis of competitive review by the Office of Acquisitions and the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of Technology Partnership Programs (TPP).
Contact Info for Headquarters Office:
Federal Highway Administration, 1310 N. Courthouse Rd, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22201 Phone: (703) 235-0538.