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Corridor Identification and Development Program

General Grant Program Information

The Corridor Identification and Development Program (Corridor ID) is a comprehensive intercity passenger rail planning and development program that will help guide intercity passenger rail development throughout the country and create a pipeline of intercity passenger rail projects ready for implementation.

Opportunity Status:
Posted Date:
Close Date:
Eligible Applicants:
State Governments; Local Governments; Federally Recognized Tribes and Affiliated Groups; Planning and Project Organizations; Transportation Providers and Operators
Eligible Activities:
Transportation Type:
Most Recent Annual Program Funding Amount:
Annual Award Amount:
$0 – $365,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Match Waiver:
Rural Set-Aside:
Tribal Set-Aside:
Grant Opportunity ID:
USDOT / Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Eligibility Information

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants to the Corridor ID Program include: 

  • Amtrak
  • States
  • Groups of States
  • Entities implementing interstate compacts
  • Regional passenger rail authorities
  • Regional planning organizations
  • Political subdivisions of a State
  • Federally recognized Indian Tribes

Eligible Corridors

An applicant is not limited in the number of Corridors for which they seek participation in the Corridor ID Program. The Corridors that are eligible are limited exclusively to intercity passenger rail routes; commuter rail services are not eligible to participate in the Program. An eligible Corridor must encompass a geographic scope sufficient to constitute intercity passenger rail transportation; a proposal that only consists of a portion of a route is not eligible. 

An eligible Corridor may include geographic markets and/or segments that are outside of the United States, but the Corridor ID Program will focus on the components of a Corridor that are located in the United States. 

Corridor eligibility is limited to proposals that use technologies that are ready for deployment and Implementation at the time of application. 

Eligible Activities

Activities that are eligible for funding include:

  • Step 1: The initiation of an applicant's Corridor development efforts under the Program and the development of a scope, schedule, and cost estimate for preparing an SDP for a Corridor; 
  • Step 2: The preparation of an SDP; and 
  • Step 3: The preparation of all additional Project Development work required to ready the Corridor for Implementation. 

Funding Information

Funding for the Corridor ID Program comes from FRA's authority to use up to 5 percent of the funding made available for the Fed-State Partnership program ($7.2 billion total for FY22) to carry out planning and development activities related to the Corridor ID Program. FRA may also elect to award additional available funds to applications received under this notice.

FRA will award the applicant of a selected Corridor $500,000 for eligible Step 1 activities. Subsequent individual awards for Step 2 and Step 3 activities have no predetermined minimum or maximum dollar thresholds.

Contact Information

For more information, visit the Corridor Identification and Development Program page or contact

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