Federal-Aid Highway Program Law and Legal Definition

The Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP) is an umbrella term used to refer to most of the federal programs that provide highway funds to the different U.S. States. When used in a budgetary context, FAHP specifically refers to highway programs financed by contract authority out of the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). It also includes any HTF supplemental appropriations for the Emergency Relief Program.

Some goals of the FAHP include:

Transportation improvements to public roads.

Providing assistance for the repair of federal highways following disasters.

Fostering safe highway design.

Replacing or rehabilitating deficient or obsolete bridges.