Funding Opportunities

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) discretionary grant program with $100 million appropriated annually for fiscal years (FY) 2022-2026. The SMART program was established to provide grants to eligible public sector agencies to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems in order to improve transportation efficiency and safety. The SMART Grants Program funds purpose-driven innovation to build data and technology capacity and expertise for State, local, and Tribal governments. Communities should target their real-world challenges where the use of new technologies and approaches can create benefits.
Important Dates: 5:00pm EST, November 18, 2022
Eligibility: State; a political subdivision of a State; a federally recognized Tribal government; a public transit agency or authority; a public toll authority; a metropolitan planning organization; or a group of two or more eligible entities listed applying through a single lead applicant (Group Application)
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Notice of Funding Opportunity


Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovative Mobility Deployment (ATTIMD) Program

The Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovative Mobility Deployment Program (ATTIMD), also known as the Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Program, directs FHWA to award grants to eligible entities to deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment. FHWA intends for these model technology deployments to help demonstrate how emerging transportation technologies, data, and their applications can be effectively deployed and integrated with existing systems to provide access to essential services and other destinations. This also includes efforts to increase connectivity to employment, education, services, and other opportunities; support workforce development; or contribute to increased mobility, particularly for persons with visible and hidden disabilities and elderly individuals. FHWA hereby requests applications to result in awards to eligible entities to deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment. These model deployments are expected to provide benefits in the form of:

This competitive ATTAIN Program will promote the use of innovative transportation solutions. The deployment of these technologies will provide Congress and FHWA with valuable real-life data and feedback to inform future decision-making.
Important Dates: November 18, 2022 Closing Date
Eligibility: Eligible Applicants are State or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), or other political subdivisions of a State or local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities), or a multijurisdictional group or consortia of research institutions or academic institutions.
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Notice of Funding Opportunity


FY22 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program

This program funds projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail. Projects eligible for funding under this grant program include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates: December 01, 2022 closing date

Eligibility:

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Notice of Funding Opportunity


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity for a single Program Lead to apply for approximately $6.0 million under the Mobility, Access & Transportation Insecurity: Creating Links to Opportunity Program. The Transportation Insecurity Research Program will establish a research demonstration program to amplify public transportation with an emphasis to explore interventions to address transportation insecurity and evaluate outcomes and impacts upon individuals and communities. Transportation insecurity is the condition in which people are unable to regularly and reliably satisfy the travel necessary to meet the needs of daily life. This Program will develop and implement demonstrations that augment public transportation to mitigate transportation insecurity, and subsequently evaluate outcomes and effectiveness. This Program will also document the impacts and potential strategies to address transportation insecurity.
Important Dates: October 11, 2022
Eligibility:

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Notice of Funding Opportunity


Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program

The Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program (NSFLTP) of The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (Pub. L. 114-94, section 1123), provides funding for the construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of nationally-significant projects within, adjacent to, or accessing Federal and tribal lands. This Program provides an opportunity to address significant challenges across the nation for transportation facilities that serve Federal and tribal lands. The NSFLTP Program provides discretionary funding for projects that have an estimated construction cost of at least $25 million. Construction projects with an estimated cost equal to and exceeding $50 million receive priority consideration in the selection process.

Important Dates:

Eligibility:

Entities eligible to receive funds under the Federal Lands Access Program (23 State U.S.C. 204), the Federal Lands Transportation Program (23 U.S.C. 203), the Tribal Transportation Program (23 U.S.C. 202), and the Federal Lands Planning Program (23 U.S.C. 201) may apply for funding under the NSFLTP Program, except that a State, county, or unit of local government may only apply for funding under the NSFLTP Program if sponsored by an eligible Federal land management agency (FLMA) or federally recognized Indian Tribe.

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Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, funded with $1 billion over the next 5 years.

It is the first-ever program to help reconnect communities that were previously cut off from economic opportunities by transportation infrastructure. Funding supports planning grants and capital construction grants, as well as technical assistance, to restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities.

Important Dates:

Eligibility:

A highway, including a road, street, or parkway or other transportation facility, such as a rail line, that creates a barrier to community connectivity, including barriers to mobility, access, or economic development, due to high speeds, grade separations, or other design factors.

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USDOT Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program – Planning Grants and Capital Construction Grants
Notice of Funding Opportunity


FY22 Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing more than $573 million in available grant funding this year alone for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program. This new competitive discretionary grant program – which will help improve safety, eliminate lengthy delays at railroad crossings in communities across the country and ultimately lower the costs of transporting goods, making them more affordable for American families – was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will be administered by the Federal Railroad Administration. At least 20% of available funding will go to rural and Tribal areas.

Important Dates:

Edibility

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Notice of Funding Opportunity


FHWA’s Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF)  

This notice announces a funding opportunity and requests grant applications for FHWA’s Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 through 2026 funding. The TTPSF is authorized within the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) under section 202(e) of Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). This grant opportunity is expected to result in the distribution of annual funding ranging from up to $23.1 million in FY 2022 to up to $25.1 million in FY 2026, based on current authorized amounts.   

Important Dates

Eligibility 
To be selected for a TTPSF award, an applicant must be a federally recognized Indian Tribe and the project must be an eligible project, as defined in 23 U.S.C. § 148(a)(4)(B).

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