Can CHIPS funding be used to develop an asset or pavement management plan?
While developing an asset management plan for roads, bridges, culverts, signs, and other infrastructure is beneficial and an important communication and planning tool, CHIPS funding is not eligible for reimbursement of this planning activity. CHIPS provides State funds to municipalities for the construction, reconstruction or improvement of local highways, bridges, highway-railroad crossings, and other local facilities which result in a “built” project. Specific CHIPS-eligible activities are identified in the CHIPS Guidelines.
Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS)
Project Eligibility (Word document)
CHIPS Guidelines (pdf)
Other CHIPS quick answers
- Can I use CHIPS monies for crack repairs?
- Where can I find out how much my municipality will get in CHIPS funds?
- How do I get reimbursements for work done under CHIPS and the new Winter Recovery Fund?
- Are the amounts under Permanent Improvements the total of the anticipated state aid? (i.e. CHIPS)
Thank you to NYSDOT for providing an answer to this question.