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State of Available Funds

In the recently passed Omnibus funding bill, Congress provided historic levels of funding for infrastructure investments across America. As the Department releases these funds, the Department is committed to a responsible, expeditious, and transparent process that prioritizes safety.

Following is a summary of funding currently and recently made available for application. Please encourage interested localities to assess the criteria and apply quickly to take advantage of these opportunities.

OPEN Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs):

FY18 Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment grants

  • $366.3 million made available
  • Applications are due August 6, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here

FY18 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements (CRISI)

  • $318 million made available
  • Applications due on September 17, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here

FY18 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations program

  • $5 million made available
  • Applications due on September 10, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here

RECENTLY AWARDED:

FY18 Airport Investment Program (AIP) Grants

  • First tranche of $677 million were announced June 8, 2018
  • Second tranche of $667 million were announced July 11, 2018
  • Third tranche of $771 million announced July 27, 2018
    • A further $180 million was announced on July 27 via a Letter of Intent for taxiway updates to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
    • This is the first Letter of Intent to be signed since 2011

FY18 Small Shipyard Grants

  • $19.6 million was made available
  • Grant applications were due by May 22, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Funding was awarded on July 23, 2018

FY17 Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP)

  • $10 million was made available
  • The NOFO is available here
  • The awardees can be found here
  • These were announced on July 12, 2018

FY17& FY18 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Grants

  • $17.5 million was made available
  • The NOFO is available here
  • The awardees can be found here
  • These were announced on July 5, 2018

FY17 & 18 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants

  • $1.5 billion was made available
  • The NOFO is available here
  • The awardees can be found here
  • Proposed Awards were announced June 8, 2018

FY17 Positive Train Control (PTC) Grants

  • $197 million was made available
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Funding was awarded on May 31, 2017 here

FY17 & FY18 Passenger Ferry Grants 

  • $58.2 million was made available
  • The NOFO is available here
  • The grants were announced on May 8, 2018 here

FY17 & FY18 Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment grants

  • $264 million made available, including partial FY18 funds
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Awards were announced on April 5, 2018 here

FY17 Low or No Emission Vehicles Grants (Low-No)

  • $55 million was made available
  • The NOFO is available here
  • These were announced on March 22, 2018

FY17 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations program

  • $4.9 million was made available
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • The funding was awarded on March 1, 2018

FY17 Small Shipyard Grants

  • $9.8 million made available
  • The NOFO is available here
  • The awardees can be found here
  • These were announced on September 5, 2017

Capital Investment Grants:

Small Starts Grant Agreements (SSGA)

  • $56.2 million Laker Line BRT in Grand Rapids, MI (February 9, 2018)
  • $16.9 million East Corridor First Coast Flyer BRT in Jacksonville, FL (March 7, 2018)
  • $22.5 million for SMART commuter rail extension in San Rafael, CA (April 9, 2018)
  • $43 million for Swift II BRT in Everett, WA (April 9, 2018)
  • $30 million for Prospect MAX BRT in Kansas City, MO (April 9, 2018)
  • $75 million for IndyGo BRT in Indianapolis, IN (May 15, 2018)
  • $75 million for Tacoma Link in Tacoma, WA (May 15, 2018)

RECENTLY CLOSED:

FY18 PHMSA State Damage Prevention Program Grants (SDPP)

  • $1.5 million was made available
  • Applications were due July 23, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning

  • $25.8 million was made available
  • Applications were due July 23, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 PHMSA One-Call Notifications Systems Grants

  • $1 million was made available
  • Applications were due July 20, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD):

  • $1.5 billion made available
  • Applications were due July 19, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the year

FY18 Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives

  • $20 million made available
  • Applications were due July 15, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 PTC Implementation [CRISI] Grants: 

  • $250 million made available        
  • Applications were due by July 2, 2018
  • FRA hosted a webinar on Monday, June 4 to assist eligible groups seeking funding
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Grants (HMIT)

  • $3.6 million was made available
  • Applications were due by July 2, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 PHMSA Supplemental Public Sector Training grants

  • $934,000 was made available
  • Applications were due by July 2, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants

  • $20 million was made available
  • Applications were due by July 2, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 PHMSA Technical Assistance Grants

  • $1.5 million was made available
  • Applications were due by June 29, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Community Safety Grants

  • $1 million was made available
  • Applications were due by June 22, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY17 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements (CRISI)

  • $65 million made available
  • Applications were due by June 21, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative

  • $60 million was made available
  • Applications were due by June 18, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Applications are expected to be awarded in the summer

FY17 Restoration & Enhancement (R&E)

  • $4.7 million was made available
  • Applications were due by May 22, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced in the summer

FY18 High Priority Program (FMCSA) grants

  • $43 million was made available
  • Applications were due by May 21, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation

  • $31.8 million was made available
  • Applications were due by May 15, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Grant Program

  • $1 million was made available
  • Applications were due by May 14, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY18 Pipeline Safety Research Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP)

  • $2 million was made available
  • Applications were due April 20, 2018
  • The NOFO is available on www.grants.gov
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced later in the summer

FY17 Marine Highway Grants

  • $5 million was made available
  • Applications were due by March 2, 2018
  • The NOFO is available here
  • Grant awards are expected to be announced in the summer
Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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