Earmark Repurposing 2017

2017 Earmark Repurposing

2017 Repurposed Earmark Funding Expired September 30, 2020

 Final Approved Earmark Repurposing Project List

FHWA has completed their approval of California’s Earmark Repurposing transfer requests for 2017. Below is the list of approved projects with the appropriate funding (with Federal Program Codes). Once funds have been programmed into the FSTIP, agencies may begin working with their DLAE's to process Requests for Authorization (RFAs) in accordance with the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM).

Final Approved Earmark Repurposing Project List 

Earmark Projects Submitted To FHWA For Repurposing

Earmark Repurposing Submittal List(Excel) posted 09/01/2017


On June 16, 2017, FHWA issued guidance on the implementation of Earmark repurposing provisions contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 allows States to repurpose any earmark that was designated on or before September 30, 2006, and is Less than 10 percent obligated or final vouchered and closed.

The repurposed funds may be obligated on a new or existing project in the State within 100 miles of the earmark designation. The project must be an eligible project under the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG). The Repurposing Provision is available to be applied in FY 2017. 

California Implementation information

To help implement the earmark repurposing, Caltrans will again convene an Earmark Repurposing Workgroup to help Caltrans with developing consensus for the implementation of the repurposing. The Workgroup consists of representatives from Caltrans, RTPAs/MPOs, cities, counties, and FHWA. A kickoff meeting was held on July 18, 2017.

Timeline and Projects

FHWA 2017 Earmark Repurposing Guidance


 If you have any questions regarding the Earmark Repurposing, please contact Repurposing@dot.ca.gov.

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