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FHWA Announces Plan to Distribute Grant Funds for Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems

FHWA Announces Plan to Distribute Grant Funds for Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems

WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 28, 2023 — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) yesterday released a new initiative under the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program that includes the distribution of up to $34 million in grant funds to state DOTs this year to accelerate the use and deployment of Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems (ADCMS). Grant applications for these initial awards are due August 28, 2023.

The funding program will continue through 2026. FHWA will issue a call for projects for FY 2024-2026. For those projects, up to $17 million will be available in each fiscal year.

In FHWA’s announcement of the grant opportunities, the agency highlighted potential projects “with a focus on the integration of information from design to construction to asset management.” In addition, the agency encouraged state DOTs to work with local governments, tribes and private industry in the development of grant-eligible projects.

Trimble, a leading provider of advanced digital construction and asset lifecycle management technologies, will host a webinar on July 18, 2023 at 2 pm Eastern, for potential grant applicants to learn how the private sector can support the development of a competitive application.

In the webinar, a panel of experts in public grant funding, digital technologies, and infrastructure management will provide an overview of the new grant program, recommended proposal language and tips for ensuring interoperability and equity within submissions. Designed to maximize the benefits from funding opportunities, the Trimble team will focus on the following goals:

  • Supporting states in implementing technology to maximize interoperability, boost productivity, and reduce project delays and overruns throughout the construction lifecycle
  • Reducing reliance on paper documents to increase the timeliness and effectiveness of information sharing
  • Helping state and local governments adopt tools that help them integrate technology into contracts and weigh the costs of digitization more effectively
  • Reducing the environmental impact of construction projects

Trimble offers expertise and proven experience to help government agencies and other asset owners identify grant-eligible programs, submit grant applications, and develop strategies for digital transformation. For more details about Trimble’s ADCMS webinar and ongoing support, please visit the online ADCMS data sheet and/or contact Trimble’s team of specialists.