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.
Understanding Non-Federal Match Requirements
Are local funds required for projects that receive DOT funding? Find out in Understanding Non-Federal Match Requirements
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 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.
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.
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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