Local Rural Highway Investment Program (LRHIP)
The Local Rural Highway Investment Program is a grant program that provides funding for road paving, drainage structure replacement, signage upgrades, transportation planning, reconstructing roadways, and most other types of construction on any public road. Matching funds are encouraged but not required. If the project is $50,000 or more, the work must be contracted out.
The program is financed through an exchange of STP-Rural funds by LHTAC with the Idaho Transportation Department at $0.61 per $1.00 for $2.8 million in state funds.
Each September LHTAC makes the application available to all cities under 5,000 in population, all counties with road and bridge departments, and all highway districts. Once the applications are returned by the December deadline, LHTAC will rate the applications and the highest rated applications will be funded up to the amount of funds available in any given year. Jurisdictions who have been awarded construction funds durring the fiscal year will have a one year hiatus before they are eligible to apply for construction funds again.
Applications for the 2015 award allocation are now available for download by clicking on the following link: 2015 LRHIP Application. The application results will be made available on LHTAC’s web site after the March Council meeting each year.
LHTAC reserves $200,000 of this fund annually to help with emergency type projects. Jurisdictions can apply for up to $100,000 to help with an emergency. If you have an emergency situation and you need additional information on the LRHIP Program, contact Laila Kral at (800) 259-6841, (208) 344-0565 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon completion of an LRHIP project, please complete and submit the Project Document Summary, a single-page form collecting the basic details of the project.