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.
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
LPA Qualification Program Training
DOTD/LTAP is pleased to announce two upcoming courses that are part of the LPA Qualification Program. The LPA Qualification Program was developed jointly by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Louisiana Division, and the Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The primary goal of the program is to increase the efficiency of project delivery for local transportation projects that utilize state and federal funds by helping local agency personnel understand the requirements associated with these funds.
The first course we are offering is LPA Qualification Core Training which will be offering in the following locations: Metairie, Bossier City, and Baton Rouge. All LPA project sponsors and their consultants will be required to take the core training to be qualified to participate in the state and federal programs on future transportation projects.
To learn more about the Qualification Core Training or register online, visit LPA Qualification Core Training Workshop Information.
After successfully completing the LPA Qualification Core Training as a prerequisite, please participate in the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) training which will be offered in the following locations: Metairie, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria, Bossier City, and Baton Rouge. The CE&I training module includes important information on the required procedures and processes that must be followed during the implementation of a transportation construction project funded with Federal or State Aid funds. It is a required class in the LPA Qualification Training Program. Professional Development hours will be offered for each of the two upcoming LPA courses.
To learn more about the CE&I training or register online, visit LPA Construction Engineering and Inspection Workshop Information
For more information contact:
Teaching Associate, LSU/LTAP
4099 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808