Notice of Funding Opportunity: America’s Marine Highway Project

By Aimee Andres | March 5, 2020 |

March 5, 2020: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration, DOT has issued a notice of funding opportunity for the availability of funding for grants and establishes selection criteria and application requirements for the Short Sea Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The purpose of this program is to…

Port Infrastructure Development Program Discretionary Grants

By Aimee Andres | February 26, 2020 |

The Maritime Administration has posted the FY2020 Port Infrastructure Development Program Discretionary Grants – Notice of Funding Opportunity on its website. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) (Pub. L. No. 116-92, December 20, 2019) and the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (the Act) (Pub. L. No. 116-94, December 20, 2019) authorized…

Funding Opportunity: BUILD Discretionary Grants

By Aimee Andres | February 22, 2020 |

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. “BUILD grants will upgrade infrastructure across America, making our transportation systems safer and more efficient,” said…

U.S. Department of Transportation Offering Webinar Series: BUILD Grant

By Aimee Andres | February 22, 2020 |

For 2020 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the BUILD application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective BUILD applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance…

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Illinois DOT

By Aimee Andres | February 13, 2020 |

The Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Call for Projects for Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) Funds. Illinois DOT receives approximately $20 million annually in Federal Highway Administration State Planning and Research Funds to conduct statewide planning and research activities. The funds are used to establish a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive framework for making…

Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant

By Aimee Andres | February 8, 2020 |

The Iowa Energy Center (IEC) Board and the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced the opening of the second round of the IEC Grant program. Designed to facilitate energy-related economic development in Iowa, the program will begin accepting pre-applications February 20. Submissions, which must support projects and initiatives that align with the Iowa Energy Plan and…

Notice of Funding Opportunity: INFRA

By Aimee Andres | January 22, 2020 |

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity for fiscal year 2020 funding for Infrastructure For Rebuilding America program (INFRA), formerly named the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program (NSFHP). The INFRA program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of…

Funding Opportunity: INFRA

By Aimee Andres | January 15, 2020 |

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the latest round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program, which is making available more than $900 million for American infrastructure investments. The…

Federal Register: Notice of Funding Opportunity – Small Shipyards

By Aimee Andres | January 11, 2020 |

Small Shipyard Grant Program; Application Deadlines Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has issued a notice of deadlines for Small Shipyard Grant Applications. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, $19,600,000 is currently available for grants to: Make capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality…

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing

By Aimee Andres | December 13, 2019 |

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Letters of Interest for the RRIF Express Pilot Program Under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing Program The Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity. The notice establishes a pilot Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (“RRIF”) Express Program (“RRIF…

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:

https://www.cmts.gov/downloads/Federal_Funding_Handbook_2019_FINAL.PDF

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.

https://www.transportation.gov/rural/toolkit