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Program Information

Local public agencies face a variety of capital program improvement needs. These needs directly affect quality of life for residents and the ability of cities and towns to attract and retain businesses. INDOT works proactively to assist Local Public Agencies (LPA) in addressing capital needs.

INDOT shares gas tax revenue from the state Motor Vehicle Highway Fund (MVHF) and Local Road and Street Fund (LRSF) with LPAs. INDOT also makes available 25 percent of the federal funds apportioned to it under Congressional Highway Authorization Bills. The program that administers and oversees the use of these funds is called the INDOT Local Public Agency Program (LPA Program).

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signs an agreement with each State Department of Transportation to allow states to oversee the responsibilities and execution of their Local Public Agency Program. INDOT’s LPA Program’s Guidance Document is the resource manual for INDOT’s LPA Program. It is the primary source of program information and guidelines that should be followed during an INDOT LPA project from cradle to grave.

When INDOT agrees to facilitate a federal-aid project with an LPA, both parties sign the INDOT-LPA Contract. The LPA Local Projects Letting Prep Schedule 2013-2020 is the schedule LPAs use to track progress and meet required timelines during project development.

The INDOT LPA Program is a reimbursement program, meaning the LPA pays for project billings as they incur and then submits LPA Invoice-Voucher  for reimbursement of the federal funding percentage agreed upon for their project.

Important Notices

Information that may significantly impact LPAs receiving federal-aid through INDOT will be posted here temporarily. All communications from the INDOT LPA Department are sent through a subscription service called GovDelivery. It is highly recommended that all LPAs read the instructions to subscribe.

Local Public Agency Consultant Information

The process for hiring a consultant for a federal-aid project must follow specific requirements set by the Federal Highway Administration. For more about this process and resources you will need, visit our Local Public Agency Program Consultant Information webpage. 

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

When federal funding opportunities are available for Local Public Agencies through INDOT, they will be posted on the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) webpage.

Local Public Agency Title VI/ADA Compliance

To remain an eligible sub-recipient for federal funding through INDOT, all LPAs must maintain their compliance with civil rights laws and nondiscrimination policies and procedures.

One method INDOT uses to measure federal-aid sub-recipient compliance is through an annually required survey titled “LPA Pre-Award Certification & Assurances”. For more information on the survey, please visit the ‘Other Tools & Resources’ section of our LPA Training, Tools & Resources webpage. For more information on Title VI/ADA Compliance, visit INDOT’s Economic Opportunity webpage.

Local Public Agency Right-of-Way

As of August 2014, the Right-of-Way review process is now conducted through INDOT’s Central Office. The following resources relate to the Right-of-Way phase of an LPA project. LPA Right-of-Way parcel forms or the updated MAP-21 Relocation information can be found in Buying Forms within the Real Estate Manuals.

Local Public Agency Training, Tools & Resources

To apply for, participate in, or work on a federal-aid project, your organization may need to meet certain training requirements. For more information about these requirements, upcoming training opportunities, other helpful tools and resources, visit our LPA Training, Tools & Resources webpage. 

Local Public Agency Recognition

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For questions, please contact: LPAQuestions@indot.in.gov.

Contact Information

April Schwering
Local Public Agency Programs (LPA)
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave. IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-5466
aschwering@indot.in.gov