December 08, 2021


8:15AM - 4:00PM

Contact Hours



The Graduate Hotel
1309 W Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Funding is the life-blood of any successful transportation program.  In this highly competitive environment, it pays to have a good understanding of the various state and federal transportation funding programs that are available and how to apply successful strategies for maximizing project and program funding.  A successful approach may involve tapping into multiple funding programs. This workshop will review current State and Federal transportation funding programs, explain eligibility requirements, describe the purpose of each program, and review application scoring criteria.  A discussion of Innovative financing options will be included.  Methods of leveraging local funds for transportation will be discussed.  Best practices in Grant proposal writing will be highlighted, as well as project level and program level funding strategies.


Transportation Infrastructure Funding Strategies

    • Funding Sources
      • State – VDOT Funding Programs, TPOF
      • Federal – FHWA Federal-aid Programs
      • Regional – HRTPO/HRTAC
      • Innovative Financing (Loans/Credit/Bonds)
      • Local Sources
    • Funding Types
      • Competitive Grants
      • Formula
      • Discretionary
      • Low Interest Government Loans – TIFIA, VTIB
  3.  VDOT Transportation Funding Programs
    • Economic Development Access
    • Airport Access
    • Recreational Access
    • Revenue Sharing Program
    • Rural Rustic Roads Program
    • Primary Extensions Paving Funds
    • State of Good Repair (SGR)
    • High Volume Unpaved Roads


Stephen Rowan

Steve has over 34 years in the Highway Transportation Infrastructure field. He started his career as a Highway Construction Inspector with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in 1984 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a BA degree in Urban Affairs. Steve’s career at VDOT included a variety of technical and management positions in Construction Inspection, Contract Administration, Construction Management, Maintenance & Operations Management, Asset Management, Emergency Management, Facilities Management, Project Management, and Program Management. Steve completed a Master of Engineering Degree in Operations Research & Systems Analysis at Old Dominion University in 2002, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University in 2008. In addition, Steve was selected in 2011 to attend the Transportation Project Management Institute at the University of Virginia – Center for Transportation Studies. Steve was the Director of the Urban Program Management Office in the VDOT Hampton Roads District from 2011 until he retired in February of 2017.  He worked closely with local government staff and the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization staff to deliver their federal and state funded transportation programs. Steve is a member of APWA, ASHE, ITE, PMI, and has been a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2006.

Who Should Attend

Anyone needing a solid understanding of various state and federal funding programs and Grant proposal writing and program level funding best practices.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00
Tribes: $0

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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