DOT Funding Programs and Climate Change
Most DOT funding programs have eligibilities for transportation climate solutions. Some programs have a focus on climate change.
The Department’s formula programs have broad eligibilities and can be used to fund a wide variety of transportation projects, including projects that improve resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For a full list of funding programs, see Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Programs.
The Department’s discretionary grants (such as RAISE, INFRA, Mega, Port Infrastructure Development Program, and others) include criteria to prioritize projects that improve resilience and reduce emissions.
Climate Change Focused Funding Programs by Mode
Multimodal, administered by Federal Highway Administration
Carbon Reduction Program (Fact Sheet and Guidance) - provides $6.4 billion in formula funding for states to develop carbon reduction strategies and for projects to reduce transportation emissions, including traffic management, public transportation, pedestrian facilities, alternative fuels, and port electrification.
Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT) - provides $8.7 billion in formula and discretionary funding for improving the resilience of highway, transit, intercity rail, and port facilities to current and future weather events, natural disasters, and changing conditions.
Low or No Emission Vehicle Program - helps public transit agencies buy zero emission and low emission transit buses.
Transit Oriented Development Pilot program - provides funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with major public transportation investments.
Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program - provides competitive funding for projects that support the purchase of electric or low-emitting ferries and the electrification of or other reduction of emissions from existing ferries.
Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Provision 16 – funding to replace inefficient locomotives with cleaner alternatives.
Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program - expands and improves the Nation’s intercity passenger rail system to increase access to more efficient intercity transportation options.
Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Program - provides $400 million in competitive funding to reduce truck idling and emissions at ports, including through the advancement of port electrification.
National Electric Vehicle Formula Program - provides $5 billion to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program - provides $2.5 billion to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure in communities, along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors and in other publicly accessible locations.
Low Carbon Transportation Materials Grants