LPA Training Program

Special Announcement

Funding Opportunity to Improve Access to Federally Owned Lands


The Eastern Federal Lands Access Program Project application period is open now through October 14, 2016.


Agencies with qualifying projects are encouraged to submit applications for consideration. A total of $8 Million is available in Louisiana. Proposed projects or studies must be located on a public highway, road, bridge, trail or transit system that is located on, is adjacent to, or provides access to Federal lands which is owned and operated by state, parish, town, township, tribal, or a municipality. The Federal Lands Access Program supplements state and local resources for public roads, transit systems, and other transportation facilities, with an emphasis on the improvement of access to federally owned high-use recreation sites and Federal economic generators. A 20% cash match is required of successful applicants. A map identifying Federal Lands in Louisiana is found at https://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states/fed_lands_2003/louisiana_2003.pdf.


The following links provide an overview of the application process and tips for a successful application:

Call for Projects (CFP) Alert FY 17-20

EFL Access Program Application

Safety Approval Form

Tips for a Good Application



Applications should be submitted via email to EFL.planning@dot.gov by the end of the day (11:59 PM) on October 14, 2016 to be considered. If required, applications via mail, Fedex, UPS etc. or fax will also be accepted.


Please contact Connie Porter at connie.porter@la.gov with questions.


You can explore FLAPs website at http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/flap/.



The LPA Training Program was developed and implemented jointly by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Louisiana Division, and the Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The primary goal of the program is to increase the efficiency of project delivery for local transportation projects that utilize state and federal funds by helping local agency personnel understand and implement requirements associated with these programs. Choose an option below to learn more.


Please check our calendar of upcoming events for the latest news about scheduled LPA training.

Louisiana Transportation Research Center

4101 Gourrier Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 767-9131