Local Public Agencies
The purpose of the Local Public Agency (LPA) Manual is to familiarize the public agencies with the programs that are
available to them through the DOTD for local transportation and public works projects. It is also intended to help
Louisiana’s public agencies fulfill the requirements of planning, environmental clearance, design, right-of-way purchase,
construction and maintenance of transportation facilities using state or federal funds. To assist agencies in
accomplishing these goals, the manual describes the processes, documents, and approvals necessary to obtain Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) federal aid funds or state funds through DOTD to develop local transportation projects and defray the
sponsoring entity's costs. A sponsoring entity is a local public agency that initiates and sponsors a project to be included
in the DOTD Highway Program, Public Works projects and Intermodal Transportation Programs using state and/or federal funds.
Upcoming Training and Other Resources
The first section of this manual gives an overview of the available programs administered by DOTD. It will identify how to get a project into a program and answer some frequently asked questions.
The second part of the manual, the appendix, is a compilation of information from many sources. It can serve as a reference source for administrative and field personnel in any governmental agency. The manual describes project development requirements and also outlines procedures for obtaining approval when local conditions warrant departures from DOTD adopted criteria.
These are Cost Reimbursable Programs;
Do Not Spend Money Without Prior Written Approval