Basic information on all of the different federal and state funding programs that are available to local public agencies in Iowa.
County Highway Bridge Program (HBP) fund balances
This report shows the current HBP fund balances for each county. The information is updated after each letting. Counties with questions or corrections concerning these figures should contact Eric Cowles in the Local Systems Bureau at 515-239-1064 or email him at email@example.com.
This report shows all of the previous federal fiscal year's funding and letting information.
This report shows each county's current FM fund balance and the statewide total. This information is updated monthly. Counties with questions concerning these figures should contact Eric Cowles in the Local Systems Bureau at 515-239-1064 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iowa Code section 310.27 allows for counties to accumulate up to 3 years worth of FM funds. Counties are also allowed to “borrow ahead” (temporarily allocate) up to 5 years worth of FM funds. Borrowing restrictions are put in place by the Local Systems Bureau, in cooperation with the Iowa County Engineers Association Executive Board and the FM Fund Rules Guidance Committee. The Local Systems Bureau has final authority over the FM Borrowing Restrictions. Counties with questions concerning this memo should contact Eric Cowles in the Local Systems Bureau at 515-239-1064 or email him at email@example.com.
This page shows the FM quarterly statements, the FM expenditures and income by county, and the construction obligation contract balances. This information is updated quarterly. Counties with questions concerning these figures should contact Eric Cowles in the Local Systems Bureau at 515-239-1064 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This report shows each city and county's monthly payments of Transportation Investment Moves the Economy in the 21st Century (TIME-21). The monthly payment for TIME-21 is part of the Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF) payment distributed to counties and cities monthly.
Monthly fluctuations in TIME-21 revenue at the end of a fiscal year, and beginning of the next fiscal year, are due to the fact that annual vehicle registration revenue goes entirely to the RUTF until it reaches a cap of $392 million for the fiscal year. Once the RUTF hits $392 million for the year, all remaining annual registration revenue goes to the TIME-21 Fund. In addition, RUTF revenue is distributed with a one-month lag (i.e. it is collected one month and distributed to the DOT, cities and counties the next month) while TIME-21 revenue is distributed on a two-month lag (i.e. it is collected one month and distributed two-months later). The impact of these two issues is illustrated in the following chart.
This page provides Program information and instructions to counties, which provides federal funds for safety improvements on rural roads.
This report shows each county's bridges, and the corresponding priority points according to the rating system in I.M. 1.100. Counties with questions concerning these figures should contact Eric Cowles in the Local Systems Bureau at 515-239-1064 or via email at email@example.com.
This information is being provided to assist cities and counties in locating equipment owned by other cities or counties that may be bought, sold, leased or shared.
On an annual basis, the Iowa DOT extends federal and state funding for replacement or rehabilitation of city-owned bridges that have been classified by an engineering inspection as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Bridges are assigned priority points based on criteria shown on the Priority Point Worksheet. Once a city requests that an eligible bridge be considered for funding, it is ranked annually until an offer of funding is made and accepted by the city or the city requests that the bridge no longer be considered for funding. The majority of funds for this program are federal and varies according to the current federal funding methodology and availability of federal funds. For more information, refer to I.M. 2.020, Federal and State Bridge Programs.