About the Program
The Oregon Department of Transportation Local Agency Certification Program is a federally-authorized program that allows the state to certify Local Public Agencies, or LPAs, in federal-aid highway project delivery processes.
Streamline the delivery of local projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration, or FHWA, by certifying highly qualified LPAs to ensure FHWA delivery requirements are met. The Certification Program Office establishes policies and procedures to oversee certified LPAs and their federally funded projects through collaboration with local, state and federal partners.
Why is ODOT involved?
ODOT is responsible to ensure that expenditure of federal funds on LPA projects meets all federal and state requirements. FHWA, through a Stewardship and Oversight Agreement with ODOT, delegates authority to ODOT for approving project development and construction administration. ODOT has the option of delegating some or all of this authority to qualified LPAs. The Certification Program permits an LPA to obtain limited approval authority at the local level for federally funded projects.
Stewardship and Oversight Agreement