Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is starting the next round of repurposing earmarks. To be eligible for repurpose, an earmark must have been designated on or before September 30, 2006, and must be either:
- Less than 10 percent earmark funds obligated, or
- Completed and closed if more than 10 percent earmark funds obligated.
To be eligible to use the repurposed earmark funds, a project will need to be:
- Eligible for Surface Transportation Block Grant Program
- Within 100 miles of the original earmark
To help implement this earmark repurposing process, Caltrans will reconvene the Earmark Repurposing Workgroup, which includes members representing regional transportation planning agencies, cities, counties, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).