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Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability (BARSAA) Program

Grants to Montana Local Agencies to Build and Maintain
Bridges, Alleys, and Roads in Rural and Urban Areas

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Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)

Deadline Date:

02/15/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to Montana local government agencies for the reconstruction, repair, construction, and maintenance of bridges, alleys, streets, and roads. Funding may be used for projects in both urban and rural areas throughout the state.

Funds for this program must be utilized for:

(a) Construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of rural roads, city or town streets and alleys, and bridge projects; or roads and streets a local government has the responsibility to maintain, which does not include purchase of capital equipment; or

(b) A match for federal funds used for the construction of roads and streets that are a part of the national, primary, secondary or urban highway systems; or roads and streets a local government has the responsibility to maintain.

All BARSAA program funds must be utilized solely for the project(s) as described in a local government's distribution request.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184079

Term of Contract:

The local government requestor may request a distribution of allocated funds by submitting a request to the department between March 1 and November 1 of the calendar year the funds were allocated. Within 90 days of completion of a project, the local government shall notify the department of its intent to obligate any remaining funds for additional projects within five years of original allocation, or to return any unused funds to the department. Additional projects are subject to the same request requirements as new projects.

Fund reservation requests and all supplemental materials must be received between September 1 and November 1 of the fiscal year after the fiscal year in which the department allocated the funds. If the local government does not request distribution of the reserved funds by November 1of the fiscal year two years after the reservation request, the funds shall revert to the BARSAA local government restricted account to be allocated for the BARSAA program in the next calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any local government in Montana is eligible to receive BARSAA program funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 02/15/2019 11:59 PM

A local government must match each $20 request for distribution with at least $1 of local government budgeted matching funds. A local government must identify the source of the budgeted matching funds, which may not be from the motor fuel tax allocation in 15-70-101, MCA.

Allocations must be made by the department by March 1st of each year.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Katy Callon, Program Officer

Funding or Pin Number:

66855-2018 HB473/BaRSAA

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana