1 ARKANSAS RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM August 10, 2012

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PROJECT ADMINISTRATION WORKKSHOP

1ARKANSAS RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAMAugust 10, 2012

HISTORYOpen to local project sponsors (Public and Private Nonprofit Agencies)FHWA FundingAdministered by AHTDReimbursable Funding (80/20)Initiated in 1996 234 completed trails in 70 of the 75 counties of StateTotal $ investment: $14.1 mn. Fed 8.9 mn. Local 5.2 mn 23

TIMELINESolicit applications (3x asked) Press ReleaseNotify Cities and CountiesDeadline set for applicationsReview by ARTAC (Who?)Review of CommissionersFHWA Approval (Formula)Letters to SponsorsPress Release Workshop

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6PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - SPONSORResolution

Land Ownership Certification

Agreement of Understanding

State Historic Preservation Officer Approval

Plans and Specifications

Section 404 Permit (Wetlands)7

8Site Plan

9Cross Section

10PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - DEPARTMENTEnvironmental Analysis

Pre-construction Conference

Contract

NOTICE TO PROCEED

11COSTS INCURRED PRIOR TO THE SPONSORS RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE TO PROCEEDWILL NOT BE ELIGIBLEFOR REIMBURSEMENT 12

13IMPORTANT DATES2012 Application Cycle ended on 8/1/2012. (Motorized ongoing).Future years application Will be on web site ofArkansashighways.comunder programs icon.

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15REIMBURSEMENTTotal project cost less than $30,000, one reimbursement

Total project cost $30,000 or above, up to three reimbursements30% - 60% - 100%

Work and payment must be accomplished prior to reimbursement

Reimbursement will be preceded by inspection by Department16APPROVED PROJECT COSTSEligible

SalariesEquipment RentalMaterials PurchaseLimited LandscapingContractors New Construction

Ineligible

PlanningDesignInspectionInmatesMileageMealsIrrigationEquipment Mobilization

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18ANY QUESTIONS?(Update)Transportation Alternative Funding RTP (Annual & required)SRTS (optional)Bike/Ped Facilities (optional)Abandoned Rail Conversions (optional)Scenic Byways (optional)No earmarks (FY 2013 -Projects of Natl & Regional Significance similar to TIGER Grants).

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