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The INFRA Grant Program

What is the INFRA program?

INFRA (the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight & Highway Projects program) awards competitive grants for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas. The INFRA grant program funding will be made available under the MPDG combined Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).


Eligible Applicants: 

  •  a State or group of States;  
  • a metropolitan planning organization that serves an Urbanized Area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) with a population of more than 200,000 individuals;  
  • a unit of local government or group of local governments;  
  • a political subdivision of a State or local government;  
  • a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority;  
  • a Federal land management agency that applies jointly with a State or group of States;  
  • a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments;  
  • a multistate corridor organization; or  
  • a multistate or multijurisdictional group of eligible entities listed above.

Eligible projects:

  • A highway freight project on the National Highway Freight Network 
  • A highway or bridge project on the National Highway System 
  • A freight intermodal, freight rail, or freight project within the boundaries of a public or private freight rail, water (including ports), or intermodal facility and that is a surface transportation infrastructure project necessary to facilitate direct intermodal interchange, transfer, or access into or out of the facility 
  • A highway-railway grade crossing or grade separation project 
  • A wildlife crossing project 
  • A surface transportation project within the boundaries or functionally connected to an international border crossing that improves a facility owned by Fed/State/local government and increases throughput efficiency 
  • A project for a marine highway corridor that is functionally connected to the NHFN and is likely to reduce road mobile source emissions 
  • A highway, bridge, or freight project on the National Multimodal Freight Network 


2023-2024 INFRA Program Awards

2022 INFRA Program Awards