Byways Commission

Name Byways Commission
Contact Person Sharon Calcote - Executive Director, Louisiana Byways
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94291
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9291
Phone Number 225-342-8146
Fax Number 225-342-1051
Board Email
Website --
Legal Authority R.S. 56:1948.11
Year Created 2003
Organizational Placement Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Purpose/Function The Federal Highway Administration has changed its procedures. DOTD is the sole agency responsible for reviewing federal byway grants
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 9
Number Currently Serving: 9
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 0
Estimated number in current year: 0
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes National Scenic Byway grants were discontinued in 2015. In 2021, $22 million dollars of federal highway funds were appropriated for byway grants. There is no way to know if byways will receive federal grant funding in the future.

With the last round of byway grants, the Federal Highway Administration changed its process. Only DOTD is allowed to receive, review and submit federal byway grants. The Louisiana Byway Commission was established to assist in this effort which is no longer a responsibility.

It is inactive.

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