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MPDG - How to Apply


Application Forms and Instructions

Applicants should thoroughly review the FY 2025 - 2026 MPDG NOFO which outlines the required and recommended documents to submit under the FY 2025 -2026 competition. Application forms and attachments must be submitted through (see below).

Applicants should submit the MPDG Project Information Form with their application in Excel format without renaming the file.

Please see the full application checklist here to ensure your application package is complete and in the proper format.

Applicants that wish to submit the same application to be considered for more than one grant program under the MPDG combined NOFO only need to submit their application through one opportunity number and that application will be considered for all programs for which it is not opted-out or ineligible. It is not necessary to submit multiple of the same application under the other MPDG opportunities.

Funding Opportunity Parameters

CFDA Number(s):

20.937 – Mega program

20.934 - INFRA

20.938 – Rural Surface Transportation Grant program


Final Application Instructions

Final Applications must be submitted through The “Apply” function is now open. Please be aware that you must complete the registration process before submitting the Final Application, and that this process usually takes multiple weeks to complete. Applicants are encouraged to start the registration process now.

Final Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern on May 6, 2024. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.

To register on, applicants must:

  1. Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number;
  2. Register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at;
  3. Create a username and password; and
  4. The E-Business Point of Contact (POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from and login at to authorize you as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). Please note that there can be more than one AOR for an organization.

If applicants experience difficulties at any point during the registration or application process, please call the Customer Service Support Hotline at 1(800) 518-4726 or email

For information and instructions on each of these processes, please see instructions at

Registering with is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur and it can take up to several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. It is highly recommended that applicants start the registration process as early as possible to prevent delays that may preclude submitting an application by the deadlines specified. Applications will not be accepted after the due date of May 6, 2024; delayed registration is not an acceptable reason for late submission. In order to apply for Mega, INFRA, and/or Rural funding under this announcement, all applicants are expected to be registered as an organization with To learn more about registering as an organization with, please see the “Organization Registration Checklist” provided by at the following location:

A complete list of applicant resources can be found here:

Note: When uploading attachments at please use generally accepted formats such as .pdf, .doc, and .xls. While you may imbed picture files such as .jpg, .gif, .bmp, in your files, please do not save and submit the attachment in these formats. Additionally, the following formats will not be accepted: .com, .bat, .exe, .vbs, .cfg, .dat, .db, .dbf, .dll, .ini, .log, .ora, .sys, and .zip.

Late Application Policy

Applications that time stamps after 11:59:59 PM Eastern on May 6, 2024 will not be accepted. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions days, if not weeks, in advance of the deadline, and applicants facing technical issues are advised to contact the helpdesk well in advance of the deadline.