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Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Grant Program

General Grant Program Information

Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program provides funding for highway-rail or pathway-rail grade crossing improvement projects that focus on improving the safety and mobility of people and goods. 

Opportunity Status:
Posted Date:
Close Date:
Eligible Applicants:
State Governments; Local Governments; Federally Recognized Tribes and Affiliated Groups; Planning and Project Organizations; U.S. Territories
Eligible Activities:
Planning; Construction; Equipment and Materials; Technology Demonstrations and Deployment; Climate and Sustainability; Accessibility; Security
Transportation Type:
Bike/Ped Bridge Railway Roadway
Most Recent Annual Program Funding Amount:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Match Waiver:
Rural Set-Aside:
Tribal Set-Aside:
Grant Opportunity ID:
Grant Opportunity Link:
USDOT / Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Eligibility Information

Eligible applicants include states (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories), political subdivisions of states, Federally recognized Tribes, local governments or a group of local governments, public port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and groups of the entities described above. 

Eligible uses include grade separation or closure that may use a bridge, embankment, tunnel, or combination thereof, track relocation projects, improvement or installation of protective devices, signals, or signs, safety improvements related to separation, closure, or track relocation projects, other safety projects related to the mobility of people and goods at highway-rail grade crossings (including technological solutions), and the planning, environmental review, and design of an eligible project type.

Funding Information

The total funding for awards under the Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program is $573,264,000 in FY 2022. At least 20 percent of the total grant funds available, or $114,652,800, will be made available for projects located in rural areas or on Tribal lands. Five percent of the total funding ($5,732,640) will be made available for projects in counties with 20 or fewer residents per square mile according to the most recent decennial census.

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