The Flexible Transportation Fund was established by the 68th Legislative Assembly to complement the Federal Aid Highway program and further support an interconnected transportation system in our great state. The funds will be used to Improve the transportation infrastructure on and off the state highway system, and to match local funds and federal discretionary grant funds that may become available.
The Flex Fund is comprised of two programs:
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Any city, county, township, or Tribal Nation in North Dakota.
Any project that improves or maintains a paved or unpaved roadway or public bridge.
Yes. The Flex Fund was established by the 68th Legislative Assembly to provide state funds to improve and maintain our interconnected state and local transportation system.
Yes, there is no limit on the number of applications.
No, this program is a reimbursement program. Each approved project will have a funding agreement that details the total funds available and funding split if applicable. As the work is done, an applicant will submit a a request for reimbursement to the NDDOT with appropriate invoices, progress estimates, etc. for payment.
Funds will not be paid for upfront, this is a reimbursement type program. Payment will be made only after work has progressed or has been completed.
Payments will be up to the amount agreed upon in the signed agreement. The applicant will be responsible for any costs above the awarded amount.
The intent is to have all projects completed within one or two years. Occasionally, there are circumstances that can delay projects, if this should happen, we will review that project and make a determination how we move forward.
Yes, a culvert replacement project would be an acceptable application. All culverts being replaced need to follow North Dakota Administrative Code 89-14-01, which requires them to be sized accordingly by an engineer.
No. But the Selection Committee, or NDDOT Director, may limit the funding on a project.
Our state has many qualified engineering consultant firms that have the experience to help prepare any estimate. NDDOT has staff that can also help with estimates. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will determine if we can help.
Once a project is approved, NDDOT and the applicant will enter into an agreement for the project. The funds will be reimbursed after work has been completed and the proper documents have been submitted to NDDOT for reimbursement.
The Flex Fund committee will score each application on how the application meets the following goals:
The following items are eligible if a project is selected:
Any work done prior to the project being awarded and agreement signed is not eligible for reimbursement.
Local corridors are defined as a road that connects to a County Major Collector (CMC), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), or State Road on both ends.