RAISE Discretionary Grants

By Aimee Andres | April 14, 2021 |

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 discretionary grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. RAISE, formerly known as BUILD and TIGER, has awarded over $8.935 billion in grants to projects…

Funding Opportunity: Illinois DOT

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 13, 2021 |

SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced $110 million in funding from the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan is available to improve public ports across the state of Illinois. The Department is seeking project proposals to improve public ports and help modernize and revitalize the state’s marine transportation…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Availability for Port Infrastructure Development Program

By Aimee Andres | March 29, 2021 |

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encouraging states and port authorities to apply for $230 million in discretionary grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). “Our nation’s ports are a key part of our critical infrastructure. They…

Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Transportation Demonstration Program under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

By Dede Smith | March 11, 2021 |

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260, December 27, 2020) appropriated $100 million to expand intermodal and multimodal freight and cargo transportation infrastructure, including airport development under Chapter 471 (airport development) of Title 49, United States Code. Projects funded under this program may augment existing intermodal and multimodal assets in close proximity with capital…

Fiscal Year 2021 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)

By Aimee Andres | February 25, 2021 |

The FY 2021 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) is one of four grant programs that constitute the DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS to help strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure against potential…

EDA Now Accepting Applications for Build to Scale Program

By Aimee Andres | February 24, 2021 |

EDA is accepting applications for the Build to Scale program, a $38 million funding opportunity that fuels tech-based economic development in regional economies. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was published today. Deadline is April 29, 2021. The FY21 Build to Scale program is comprised of two competitions — the Venture Challenge and the Capital…

Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants

By Aimee Andres | February 17, 2021 |

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced it is seeking applicants for the FY 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program to fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden Administration’s principles for national infrastructure projects that result in good-paying jobs, improve…

Small Shipyard Grant Program; Application Deadlines

By Aimee Andres | January 24, 2021 |

January 22, 2021: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has issued a notice of Small Shipyard Grants Application Deadlines. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, $19,600,000 is currently available for grants to: (1) Make capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations,…

WI: Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6 Million In Harbor Assistance

By Aimee Andres | January 7, 2021 |

January 4, 2020: Trade and Industry Dev. (full link below) Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. The improvements will boost statewide economic development by promoting waterborne freight, harbor infrastructure, and passenger cruise facilities. “Wisconsin is fortunate to have a robust system of ports and harbors with…

Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) Demonstration Program.

By Aimee Andres | December 31, 2020 |

The Build America Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) Demonstration Program. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, enacted in December 2015, authorized the establishment of a Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Demonstration Program (the Program) to assist entities in developing improved infrastructure…

Full Catalog of Programs

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) publishes a Federal Funding Handbook for Marine Transportation System Infrastructure each year. The latest edition can be found here:


U.S. DOT Applicant Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Transportation offers an applicant toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative at the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is the latest effort by the Department and the Trump Administration to improve rural access to federal grant funds. The Toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to enhance rural applicants’ familiarity with the Department’s discretionary grant programs and the funding process.