The Federal Highway Administration, through the Office of Planning, Environment, and
Realty is soliciting proposals for research and development projects that could lead to
innovative changes and revolutionary advances for transportation planning in the United
States. The objective of this Broad Area (research) Announcement (BAA) is to advance the
practice and application of transportation planning among State, metropolitan, regional,
local, and Tribal transportation planning governments in response to significant changes
in the planning process and to identify new tools, techniques, and approaches that respond
to national transportation planning priorities. If you read through the announcement you
will see that HEALTH is mentioned in it in several places.
The program scope is designed to address a wide spectrum of topics and objectives that
FHWA supports. It is intended to spur innovation and focus on high level initiatives with
a high pay-off in research and developmental projects.
The FHWA has budgeted approximately $1,500,000 for fiscal year 2014 to fund this research
announcement. Proposals will be evaluated using a two-part process consisting of
pre-proposals and full-proposals. Offerors whose pre-proposals are of interest to the FHWA
will be invited to submit full proposals. The FHWA may select to award all, none, or a
subset of the acceptable proposals meeting its needs. The FHWA anticipates making multiple
awards, typically of 12-24 months duration with the size of individual awards varying
based on the type of research area and study requirements.
For more information consult the announcement at
Or visit the solicitation web page
FHWA Resource Center Planning Team
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