Planning Assistance for Rural Areas (PARA)
The PARA program is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Multimodal Planning Division, and provides federal funds to non-metropolitan communities for the purpose of conducting transportation planning studies. Eligible applicants include counties, cities and towns located outside the planning boundaries of Transportation Management Areas, as well as all tribes.
Small Area Transportation Study (SATS)
The ADOT Small Area Transportation Study (SATS) program is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and administered through the ADOT Multimodal Planning Division (ADOT-MPD). The primary objective of the SATS Program is to develop a comprehensive transportation plan for a local area or region to guide transportation planning and programming over a 20-year period.