Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)


Under Federal planning guidelines MPO’s are required to submit a work program that highlights transportation planning projects into broadly categorized planning activities and explains the funding for each activity for a fiscal year (FY). This is done through a document called the UPWP. The funding is provided through the State of Tennessee (TDOT) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). FHWA funds are provided at an 80/20 match ratio, with 80% of the total funds provided by Federal funds and 20% provided by Local. The FTA funds are provided at an 80/10/10 ratio with 80% being Federal, 10% being State and 10% being Local.

Fiscal Years 2020-2021 UPWP

This UPWP will cover a period of two years, from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021.

The Fiscal Years 2020-2021 UPWP was adopted by the Executive Board on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

View the FYs 2020-2021 UPWP (PDF Version) (HTML Version) - as amended and modified below.

FHWA Approval Letter


Pending Amendments

There are no amendments pending at this time.



No. 1 - April 27, 2021 - Amended the Fiscal Years 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) to replace Task E with a new task to update the Regional Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Architecture and Deployment Plan in partnership with TDOT and move the funding to Fiscal Year 2021

FHWA Approval Letter


Administrative Modifications

No. 1 - October 3, 2019 - Modified to show a task for the ADA Transition Plan for the City of Elizabethton, funded with $124,000 from the STBG Program ($155,000 Total, which includes $31,000 in Local funds).

No. 2 - August 5, 2020 - Modified FY 2020 to move funding from Task A2 to Task A1, by increasing Task A1 by $20,000 ($16,000 FHWA federal funds and $4,000 Local) for a new grand total of $150,000; and decreasing Task A2 by $20,000 ($16,000 FHWA federal funds and $4,000 Local) for a new grand total of $70,000.

No. 3 - September 16, 2020 - Modified FY 2020 to add an additional $20,000 ($16,000 Federal and $4,000 Local) in Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program funding to Task G - Elizabethton ADA Transition Plan to assist with additional sidewalk evaluations. Also, the Tables on pages 38 and 40 were modified to remove an error where the Plan’s funding was shown in FY 2021


Fiscal Years 2022-2023

This UPWP will cover a period of two years, from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2023. The Johnson City Executive Board adopted the FY 2022-2023 UPWP on August 24, 2021. The UPWP is now pending final approval from FHWA.

View the FYs 2022-2023 UPWP (PDF Version) (HTML Version - coming soon)







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