DOT’s INFRA Grants

The Department of Transportation has officially issued a notice of grant opportunity for INFRA Grants. The award ceiling is $1,400,000,000 and the award floor is $5,000,000.

Closing date to submit an INFRA Grant application is November 2, 2017.

Eligible applicants for INFRA grants are: • a State or group of States; • a metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) with a population of more than 200,000 individuals; • a unit of local government or group of local governments; • a political subdivision of a State or local government; • a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; • a Federal land management agency that applies jointly with a State or group of States; • a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; or • a multi-State or multi-jurisdictional group of public entities.

Multiple States or jurisdictions that submit a joint application should identify a lead applicant as the primary point of contact. Each applicant in a joint application must be an Eligible Applicant. Joint applications must include a description of the roles and responsibilities of each applicant and must be signed by each applicant.

The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (NSFHP) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. The Department of Transportation is referring to this program as the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. This notice solicits applications for awards under the program’s FY 2017 and FY 2018 funding, subject to future appropriations.

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