The facts about Smart Scale are summarized in a fact sheet here:
In preparation to implement the prioritization process, $416 million was removed from more than 60 projects in the Fiscal Years 2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program. Enough funding has been left on these projects to take them to the next milestone in the project development process. The rest of the allocated funding has been set aside for prioritization. The projects remain in the SYIP and could be selected for funding by the CTB once they are scored.