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Environmental Review Toolkit

Environmental Awards

FHWA recognizes transportation agencies and projects that go beyond the requirements of environmental compliance to promote environmental stewardship. Two environmental awards programs administered by FHWA are described in this section.

Environmental Excellence Awards

Since the program started in 1995, these biennial awards for Environmental Excellence have recognized partners, projects and processes that use Federal Highway Administration funding sources to go beyond environmental compliance and achieve environmental excellence. We accept nominations for any project, process, group or individuals involved in a project or process that has used Federal Highway Administration funding sources to make an outstanding contribution that go beyond the traditional transportation projects and encourage environmental stewardship and partnerships to achieve a truly multi-faceted, environmentally sensitive transportation solution.

The application period for the 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards is now closed. Award winners will be announced in Spring 2019. For more information and to view past winners, please visit:

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