MPDG - How to Apply
**UPDATE** The grants.gov maintenance calendar indicates that there will be maintenance, but that there will not be an outage between August 19-21. The grants.gov calendar states "The production system will remain online" during that time. Therefore, the Department does not anticipate submission challenges due to grants.gov maintenance and does not anticipate extending the submission deadline.
Final Application Instructions
Final Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. The Grants.gov “Apply” function is now open. Please be aware that you must complete the Grants.gov registration process before submitting the Final Application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Applicants are encouraged to start the Grants.gov registration process now.
Final Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM E.D.T. on August 21, 2023. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.
To register on Grants.gov, applicants must:
- Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number;
- Register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.SAM.gov;
- Create a Grants.gov username and password; and
- The E-Business Point of Contact (POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from Grants.gov and login at Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov Customer Service Support Hotline at 1(800) 518-4726 or email email@example.com.
For information and instructions on each of these processes, please see instructions at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/applicant-faqs.html
Additional Information on Applying Through Grants.gov
Final Applications for the Mega, INFRA, and/or Rural grants through the Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant opportunity (MPDG) must be submitted through Grants.gov. To apply for funding through Grants.gov, applicants must be properly registered. Complete instructions on how to register and apply can be found at www.grants.gov.
Registering with Grants.gov 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 August 21, 2023; 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 Grants.gov. To learn more about registering as an organization with Grants.gov, please see the “Organization Registration Checklist” provided by Grants.gov at the following location:
A complete list of Grants.gov applicant resources can be found here:
Note: When uploading attachments at Grants.gov 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.
Funding Opportunity Parameters
20.937 – Mega program
20.934 - INFRA
20.938 – Rural Surface Transportation Grant program
Late Application Policy
Applications that Grants.gov time stamps after 11:59:59 PM E.D.T on August 21, 2023 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 Grants.gov helpdesk well in advance of the deadline.
Application Forms and Instructions
Applicants should thoroughly review the FY 2023 - 2024 MPDG NOFO which outlines the required and recommended documents to submit under the FY 2023 -2024 competition. Application forms and attachments must be submitted through Grants.gov.
Please see the application checklist below to ensure your application package is complete and in the proper format. A copy of the application checklist below can be downloaded here.