Byways 101

Part 4: Planning, Action & Nomination

Grant Funding For CMPs

Are National Scenic Byways Program grant funds available to assist with corridor management plans? Yes.

Why would you need funding? When holding public meetings to gather community input and feedback on your corridor management plan, your byway group may choose to seek guidance or assistance from a professional facilitator to help the process run smoothly.

To become familiar with the National Scenic Byways discretionary grants program, including eligibility criteria, application process, and changes for the current year go to: http://www.bywaysonline.org/grants/application/ and click on “Grant Information.”

Corridor Management Plan
There are eight eligibility categories when applying for National Scenic Byways Program grant funds, one of which is “Corridor Management Plan.” Principles for this category include the following:

1. National Scenic Byways Program funds may be used to develop, update and implement a corridor management plan for one of America’s Byways® or for a State or Indian tribe scenic byway.

2. National Scenic Byways Program funds may be used to implement byway projects consistent with a corridor management plan and eligibility criteria. Inclusion of a project in the byway’s corridor management plan does not necessarily mean that the proposed project is eligible for byways funds.