NCDOT is actively exploring innovative projects that may be strong candidates for the State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program. The STIC Incentive Program is creating a culture of innovation in the transportation community by leading deployment of new technologies and practices in states. The STIC Incentive Program provides technical assistance and up to $100,000 in total funds per state to offset the costs of standardizing innovative practices. The program supports funding activities such as conducting internal assessments, in initiating capacity building, developing guidance, drafting standards and specifications, organizing peer exchanges, implementing s system process changes, etc.
The STIC is the leadership platform in every State to identify critical needs, find best solutions and to get them into practice quickly. Their role is to help facilitate the deployment of innovations and engage the various stakeholders within the State. The STIC is an organizational unit comprised of people from key areas within the State's borders and its transportation community. In addition to State and Federal transportation executives, the STIC includes technical decision-makers, local agencies, regulatory agencies, Local Technical Assistance and Tribal Technical Assistance Programs, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), Rural Planning Organizations (RPO), and industry members.
STIC Incentive may be used to conduct internal assessments; build capacity; develop guidance, standards, and specifications; implement system process changes; organize peer exchanges; offset implementation costs; or conduct other activities the STIC identifies to make an innovation that meets TIDP goals a standard practice in the STA or other public sector STIC stakeholder.
Examples of allowable costs include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Develop standards and specifications.
- Develop and deliver training on and an evaluation plan for the innovation.
- Refine current specifications based on lessons learned from implementing the innovation.
- Prepare standard operating procedures or technical guidance for the innovation.
- Prepare a report summarizing the lessons learned and economic analysis of the innovation.
- Develop a decision matrix for the innovation.
- Prepare an integration plan, including performance measures.
We are seeking your assistance in identifying potential projects that meet the eligibility criteria for the STIC Program. Please review the following considerations and submit potential candidate projects by COB March 24 that meet some or all of these conditions via the following application: 2022 STIC Application.
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