Transportation-Related Research and Workforce Development Grant Program

Transportation-Related Research and Workforce Development Grant Program

Act 884 of 2021 authorized the TRRWDGP.  The purpose of this program is to:

  • Support the study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions to provide resilient and sustainable logistics, processes, materials, and methods to ensure cost-effectiveness and the furtherance of education and economic development concerning all forms of transportation and
  • Support industry training, apprenticeships, and educational programs to foster skills required for transportation-related personnel development. 

Applications can also be obtained from the Research Section office at the Arkansas Department of Transportation Central Headquarters building, located at 10324 Interstate 30 (Exit 130) in Little Rock, or by calling or emailing the Research Section.

Act 705
Act 884


Application – The FY 2025 Application and Fact Sheet are now available.

Arkansas Department of Transportation
c/o System Information and Research Division – Research Section
P. O. Box 2261
Little Rock, AR 72203-2261
Phone: (501) 569-4922

Previous Awards
ApplicantProject Title
 FY 2019 Program
University of Arkansas – FayettevilleCivil Engineering Research and Education Center (CEREC)
FY 2020 Program
Southern Arkansas UniversityEvaluation of Mechanical Properties of Alkali Activated Wood Ash Based Polymer Modified Asphalt Concrete
Arkansas Tech UniversityExperimental Investigation and Optimization of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engine in a Lightweight Vehicle Aligns with Clean Transportation Strategy
 FY 2021 Program
University of Arkansas – FayettevilleDeveloping a Sustainable Approach to Roadside Vegetation Management in the State of Arkansas
Southern Arkansas UniversityEffect of Using Wood Ash as Alternative Filler in Hot Mix Asphalt – Supplementary Proposal for Purchasing Additional Equipment
Arkansas State UniversityFeasibility Assessment of Reclaimed fly Ash (RFA) and Ground Tire Rubber (GTR) Modified Concrete
FY 2022 Program
No AwardsRewriting rules to incorporate Workforce Development
FY 2023 Program
University of Arkansas – Fort SmithDeterminants of Arkansas Transit Ridership & Transportation Expenditures
Arkansas State UniversitySustainable Use of Rice Husk and Scrap Tires as Construction Materials of Transportation Infrastructures through Research, Education, and Workforce, and Economic Development of Arkansas
University of Arkansas Community College – MorriltonEntry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Training for Highway Construction
FY 2024 Program
Arkansas State University – Three RiversArkansas Trucking Academy Consortium (ArkTA)
Phillips Community College of the University of ArkansasCDL Endorsement and Safety Project (ESP)
Southern Arkansas University TechSAU Workforce Training
University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology – McGeheeUAM/CTM CDL Fleet Upgrade
University of Arkansas Community College – MorriltonEntry-Level Commercial Driver Training Program