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  • Federal Funding Programs

  • Through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the STIP Reform bill (SB-45), the federal government and the State of California provide funding for transportation improvements. OCTA is responsible for programming state and federal sources towards projects that will improve Orange County.

    Additional State and Federal Funding Links:

    • Caltrans Division of Transportation Programming provides useful information for the state and federal programming processes. 

    • In accordance with both state and federal requirements, the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) describes the various procedures required to process Federal and State funded local transportation projects. 

    • Prior to beginning highway work for which federal reimbursement will be requested, the project or project phase must be formally authorized (approved) by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Through the E-76 Authorization to Proceed, the local agency will be able to acquire federal reimbursement. 

    • All capital and non-capital transportation projects or identified phases of transportation projects in the State of California must be included in the FTIP. The OCTA FTIP database, OC Fundtracker, is listed below. 
    • The Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Transportation Finance Program seeks to optimize the region's transportation systems by planning for the long-term financial needs of the region.
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