State Planning & Research Program for Local Governments
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) continues the requirement that the SDDOT set aside 2 percent of the apportionments received from the four federal transportation funding programs (the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP); the Surface Transportation Program (STP); the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP); and the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) Program) for transportation planning and research activities. This set aside program is titled the State Planning & Research (SPR) Program.
As the state highway system and local roadway systems are intertwined, the SDDOT has decided to allow a portion of these federal SPR funds be made available to administer transportation planning activities at the local level outside of the Metropolitan Planning Areas (MPO Areas). The SDDOT calls this program the State Planning & Research for Local Government Program, or SPR for Locals.
Transportation long range plans, area plans, corridor plans, revenue studies, economic impact analysis, maintenance studies, access management plans, and other planning types of activities can be conducted under this funding source. The SDDOT determines which planning activities to conduct through an annual application & award basis.
SPR for STP Recipients (Counties and Municipalities over 5000 population)
This program provides Counties and Municipalities with a population greater than 5000 and that are located outside of the Metropolitan Planning Areas (MPO Areas) the opportunity to use federal SPR funds to finance 80% of the cost for contracted multi-modal and/or long range transportation planning studies.
SPR for Small Communities (Municipalities less than 5000 population)
This program provides Municipalities with a population less than 5000 and that are located outside of the Metropolitan Planning Areas (MPO Areas) the opportunity to work cooperatively with the SDDOT on a multi-modal and/or long range transportation planning study.
Guidelines and Application
Ongoing SPR for Locals Studies
Final Reports of Completed SPR for Locals Studies
Information regarding the SPR for Locals program should be referred to Steve Gramm, Planning Engineer at 605.773.6641 or Nancy Surprenant, Transportation Alternatives Program Coordinator, 605.773.4912.