Phone: 304-523-7434
Fax: 304-529-7229

400 Third Avenue
P.O. Box 939
Huntington, West Virginia 25712

Chairman
Robert E. Pasley

Executive Director
Chris Chiles

Funding Overview


KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission receives annual funding allocations from both the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These funds are made available because the Huntington, WV-KY-OH urbanized area population, as determined by the 2010 Census, is above the 200,000 threshold and has been designated a Transportation Management Area (TMA). The Governors from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio designated KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to carry out the transportation planning activities for Cabell and Wayne counties, West Virginia; Boyd and Greenup counties, Kentucky; and the urbanized area of Lawrence County, Ohio. The table below depicts the 2010 Census for the Huntington, WV-KY-OH TMA.

Huntington WV-KY-OH Urbanized Area Population – 2010 Census
Location
Urbanized Population
% Urbanized Population
Cabell & Wayne Counties, WV
112,268
55.4
Boyd & Greenup Counties, KY
56,594
27.9
Lawrence County, OH (urbanized area only)
33,775
16.7
Total
202,637
100

KYOVA’s TMA designation provided several opportunities for eligible agencies to receive funding for transportation related projects. They are:
  • Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP)
  • Surface Transportation Block Grant Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside)
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Program

Q & A

Is my agency eligible to apply for funds?
Eligible recipients include local member governments located within KYOVA’s planning area. The map below depicts KYOVA’s planning area which includes Cabell and Wayne counties, West Virginia; Boyd and Greenup counties, Kentucky; and the urbanized area of Lawrence County, Ohio. Local transit agencies and/or providers of transportation are eligible for the FTA Section 5310 Program but must be included in the Coordinated Public Transportation Plan. If your agency is not listed in the Coordinated Plan, please contact the KYOVA office for more information and to establish eligibility. Interested nonprofit entities, school districts, and other nongovernmental agencies ordinarily are not eligible but can partner with a local public agency. Should this be the case, please contact the KYOVA Office for eligibility options. Transportation planning and project approval within Putnam County, WV is the responsibility of the Regional Intergovernmental Council (RIC) located in Charleston, WV. Please contact RIC at 304-744-4258 for transportation funding questions if you have a project located Putnam County, WV.

KYOVA Planning Boundary for the Huntington, WV-KY-OH TMA KYOVA Boundary Map
How are the projects selected?
Projects will be prioritized and selected by those that align with the regional priorities and/or goals and support identified Performance Targets. Projects will be considered for funding until all funds are committed.

How much funding is available for each funding program?

Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and STBG Set-Aside Programs: Each state has their own “pot” of money for use within KYOVA’s planning area for the STBG Program and the STBG Set-Aside Program. Additionally, KYOVA and RIC divide these funds per a pre-established planning agreement. Therefore, the amounts shown below reflect only the KYOVA portion for Cabell and Wayne counties, West Virginia. Please contact the Regional Intergovernmental Council (RIC) at 304-744-4258 for any projects located in Putnam County, West Virginia. At this time KYOVA will not be accepting applications for the urbanized portion of Lawrence County, Ohio as all funds have been committed through FY 2023.

STBG Allocations under the FAST Act*
County/State
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021*
2022*
Cabell and Wayne, WV$2,442,004$3,045,325$3,175,991$3,308,790$3,434,211TBDTBD
Boyd and Greenup, KY$1,200,474$1,246,092$1,299,610$1,354,350$1,405,995TBDTBD
Lawrence County, OH (urbanized area)$509,372$528,853$551,666$575,002$597,085TBDTBD
*Fast Act expires September 30, 2020

TA Set-Aside Allocations under the FAST Act*
County/State
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021*
2022*
Cabell and Wayne, WV$139,370$139,370$142,443$142,443$142,443TBDTBD
Boyd and Greenup, KY$77,441$77,441$79,000$79,000$79,000TBDTBD
Lawrence County, OH (urbanized area)$19,643$19,643$20,018$20,018$20,018TBDTBD
*Fast Act expires September 30, 2020

FTA Section 5310: The table below provides the funding information for KYOVA’s FTA Section 5310 Program. The funding allocation is based on a formula set by the FAST Act.

Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and People with Disabilities under the FAST Act*

County/State
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021*
2022*
Cabell and Wayne, WV; Boyd and Greenup, KY; and urbanized area of Lawrence County, OH
$243,469
$247,922
$247,955
$250,825
$256,466
TBD
TBD
*Fast Act expires September 30, 2020

Is there a match?
All programs require a local match. The STBG Program, the STBG Set-Aside Program are offered through the Federal Highway Administration and the and the FTA Section 5310 Program is offered through the Federal Transit Administration. Generally, funding is allocated at 80 percent federal and 20 percent local/project sponsor. Operating cost under the FTA Section 5310 Program may be allocated on a 50/50 basis. None of the funding opportunities listed are grant programs; therefore, no money is provided upfront and must be approved and authorized with a contract in place before any funds can be spent. Funds spent prior to approval will not be reimbursed.

How do we apply?
To streamline the application process and requirements for each state, KYOVA initiated an on-line web-based Open Application Cycle for the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG). Meaning agencies may apply for funding electronically at any time during the fiscal year until apportioned funding is committed. To comply with the Set-Aside (TA) federal competitive process requirement a Call-for-Projects will be issued based on funding availability. An annual Call-for-Projects for the Section 5310 program will be issued. Please check the KYOVA website for funding cycle announcements or contact the KYOVA Office at 304-523-7434 for more information.