Current Status - Required Information
- Project development and pertinent background information
- Design activities completed or underway
- Design criteria, standards, and specifications proposed
- Current use of the project site or area
- Current and past condition of the project and project area
- Right-of-way status. Must be publicly owned or a permanent easement held by a public agency for all right-of-way needed for project implementation
- Historical listing status, including historical structures, historical districts, or archeological sites, if applicable
- A brief history and justification for the proposed project
Proposed projects will be screened and selected for funding based on the following criteria.
- Construction must take place on publicly owned property, or the sponsor must obtain permanent easements that must be held by a governmental agency.
- Negotiations should be underway when the proposal is submitted, and secured by the projected construction advertisement date, if property and/or easement purchases are required.
- "Acquisitions of scenic easements and scenic or historic sites" are the only property acquisition projects that will be considered for Enhancement Program funding.
- Buildings must be listed on, or be eligible for listing, on the National Register of Historic Places to be eligible for funding under the historic preservation or rehabilitation categories.
- The acquisition of scenic easements or historic transportation sites must have a completed title search and a written commitment from the appropriate governmental agency that will hold an easement.
Selection preference is given to the following:
- Projects with all right-of-way secured
- A minimum of 30 percent construction plans completed, which include the following:
- Preliminary engineering initiated
- Hydrologic studies, if necessary, undertaken
- Topographic surveys available
- Community consensus on concept attained
- Existing right-of-way identified
- Environmental, archeological, and historical impacts identified
- Cost estimates prepared for all phases of work
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