Applying for USDOT Grants
Grant Application Resources
The following resources provide general information on applying for federal grants and understanding some of the key requirements.
Overview of DOT Funding and Financing
What money is available? Learn about potential options in the Overview of DOT Funding and Financing.
USDOT Discretionary Grant Process
What’s the process to apply for federal grants? Find out in this overview of the USDOT Discretionary Grant Process.
Snapshot of BIL Discretionary Grant Applications
See a list of those who have applied for grant programs managed by the USDOT Office of the Secretary.
Understanding Non-Federal Match Requirements
Are local funds required for projects that receive DOT funding? Find out in Understanding Non-Federal Match Requirements
- Solicitud de subvenciones del USDOT
- Visión general de fondos del DOT y financiamiento
- Comprendiendo los requisitos no federales de pareo
- Herramientas federales para identificar comunidades desfavorecidas
- Financiamiento federal para transporte: Lista de cotejo de preparación de subvenciones “grants” discrecionales para posibles solicitantes durante el año fiscal 2023
- Lista de cotejo para solicitudes de subvención que alcancen una fuerza laboral de transporte sólida y un plan laboral
- Uso de Fondos del DOT para la Participación Pública
- ¿Es el financiamiento federal el adecuado para mi organización?
How to Navigate Grants.gov to Submit Applications
All Federal grant opportunities must be posted through Grants.gov. Get tips and guidance on How to Navigate Grants.gov to Submit Applications.
Federal Transportation Funding: Fiscal Year 2023 Discretionary Grant Preparation Checklist for Prospective Applicants
The Fiscal Year 2023 Discretionary Grant Preparation Checklist for Prospective Applicants is intended to help local governments prepare for the year ahead and chart a strategic pathway to take advantage of historic infrastructure investments of over $32 billion available in new fiscal year 2023 Budget Authority.
Federal Tools to Determine Disadvantaged Community Status
How do I know if my community meets “disadvantaged community status” for a DOT grant? Find out by using these Federal Tools to Determine Disadvantaged Community Status.
Maximizing Award Success
Get tips on how to writing a grant application that maximizes your chances of winning an award and understand how DOT uses evaluation criteria to select winning applications in Maximizing Award Success: Navigating Grant Program Applications and Maximizing Award Success: An Introduction to Evaluation Criteria.
Grant Application Checklist for a Strong Transportation Workforce and Labor Plan
The Grant Application Checklist for a Strong Transportation Workforce and Labor Plan outlines the key components of a strong job quality and workforce plan and includes a checklist of considerations for each component.
Checklist for a Strong Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience Grant Application
The Checklist for a Strong Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience Grant Application outlines key considerations for applicants to consider in developing a strong application with climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience considerations.
Use of DOT Funds for Public Involvement
Can you include public involvement activities in your grant application budget? Find out in this list of frequently asked questions about the Use of DOT Funds for Public Involvement.
Is Federal Funding the Right Fit for My Organization?
Is Federal Funding the Right Fit for My Organization? provides an overview of general grant requirements, from applying through reporting and oversight.
Webinars: Navigating USDOT Funding and Technical Assistance
On the Webinars page, get information about upcoming webinars related to USDOT funding opportunities and technical assistance and view webinar recordings and presentation slides from past webinars.
Understanding the Transportation Context
What Is a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA)?
What Is a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA)? gives an overview of DOT’s systematic process for identifying, quantifying, and comparing expected benefits and costs for projects seeking federal funding.
Glossary of Common Transportation Acronyms
What does that abbreviation mean? Find out in the Glossary of Common Transportation Acronyms.
What are the requirements for Public Involvement? Understand the role of public involvement and Title VI requirements (from pages 14-20 of DOT’s Leadership Academy Transportation Toolkit).
The Process of Making Transportation Decisions
What is the planning process for making transportation decisions? Gain insights from the Process of Making Transportation Decisions (from pages 22-28 of DOT’s Leadership Academy Transportation Toolkit).
Transportation Contacts Near You
- Connect with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) contacts in your state or territory (interactive map of all DOT administrative offices)
- Locate your State DOT
- Connect with your regional metropolitan planning organization (MPO)
- Connect with your local transit agency
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