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March News from Scenic America

This month we applauded Congress for funding scenic byways in the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act. We also shared details about the Federal Highway Administration's byways grant application process to tap into this funding, which also presents a few significant challenges to potential recipients. We need your help to urge their resolution. If you want to be a part of this effort and help our work to fund byways for miles into the future, read on for more ways to get involved. We are grateful for your support and wish you a happy spring.


Biden Signs Appropriations Act with $6 Million for Byways

Despite the challenging budget environment, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, signed into law on March 15 includes an additional $6 million for the National Scenic Byways Program, a win for Scenic supporters.


FHWA Byways Grant Application Cycle Poses Challenges

The Federal Highway Administration announced that the National Scenic Byways Program 2022 Grants and Technical Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available. $22 million will be awarded, but there are issues with the process. The application timeline is too tight, and program requirements were not communicated in advance. Click to urge the FHWA to take action to amend this process. 


Infrastructure Update: President's Plan Outlines Undergrounding Grant Timeline and Uses

The White House released a guidebook to President Biden's Building a Better America plan that provide preliminary information about its plan to offer $5 billion in grants to enhance the resilience of the electric grid. Applications are expected to open in the 4th quarter of 2022.  


Honoring Frederick Law Olmsted

April 26, 2022, marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth. Learn more about the life and legacy of this founding figure of American landscape architecture. 


Scenic Heroes: Martha Fuller Clark

A 30-year veteran of the New Hampshire legislature and an ardent advocate for historic preservation, former Scenic America chair Martha Fuller Clark carries out the legacy of her mother, who co-founded Scenic America 40 years ago.



Placemaking Spotlight: Coeur D'Alene, ID

Perched along its namesake glacial lake, this scenic Idaho town boasts spectacular natural scenery, outdoor recreation opportunities, and sound placemaking practices.


Byways Beckon for Scenic Spring Drives

If you're looking for ideas for a spring getaway, why not explore one of our scenic byways? Check out this list of scenic byways that hold special appeal at this time of year. 


We're Counting On You

Thanks to the support of people like you, Scenic America has made a transformative impact on scenic conservation issues on the local, state, and national levels. But there are new threats to scenic beauty emerging every day, and we need your help to keep our nation safe and scenic.



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