Local Programs provide federal funding to cities and counties for their transportation improvements. Please refer to Local Public Agency in MoDOT's policy guide, for more information on utilizing federal funding through several programs.
Increased Gas Tax in Missouri
With the recent passage of the increased state gas tax in Missouri, cities and counties will benefit from this 12.5 cent increase as well. Beginning in October 2021, the state gas tax will be increased 2.5 cents per gallon and will be phased in over 5 years, increasing each year by 2.5 cents until reaching the full 12.5 cents in July 2025. Drivers can also request a refund of the additional tax. Cities and counties each receive 15 percent of the state gas tax. How much will each city and county receive? Estimated revenue each will receive once the gas tax is fully phased in over the next 5 years and before any refunds would be requested can be found here
This program provides funding through a competitive selection process for transportation related activities other than routine highway and bridge construction.
The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) allows local public agencies (LPA) to receive engineering assistance for traffic related needs .
The Bridge Engineering Assistance Program (BEAP) allows local public agencies to receive engineering assistance for bridges when they do not have their own engineering staff.
Off-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRO)
This program provides funding to counties for replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges.
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)
This program provides funding for projects that improve air quality within Environmental Protection Agency designated areas.
- Large Urban - This program provides funding for transportation facilities within the Transportation Management Areas of Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis.
The Missouri Byways Program is a statewide partnership designed to provide recreational, educational and economic benefits to Missourians through the designation, interpretation, protection, promotion and infrastructure development of outstanding routes in Missouri, which contain exceptional examples of any of the following six intrinsic qualities: cultural, historical, archeological, natural, scenic and recreational. The Missouri Byways Program is also a part of a national program consisting of All-American roads, national scenic byways and state scenic byways.
The FHWA administers discretionary programs through its various offices. These discretionary programs represent special funding categories where FHWA solicits for candidates and selects projects for funding based on applications received.
The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Discretionary Grant replaces the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.
Awarded LPA Contracts