Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding

By Aimee Andres | October 26, 2018 |

Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill (S.3587) to improve the nation’s freight systems by making key investments in ports, railways and intermodal hubs by changing the funding arrangements in the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, which was created as part of Fixing……...

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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements

By Aimee Andres | July 19, 2018 |

July 19, 2018: Federal Register (full link below) Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a notice of funding opportunity which details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety……...

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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Rural Business-Cooperative Service

By Aimee Andres | June 28, 2018 |

This notice is to invite applications for grants to provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation (RT) systems under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) to provide Technical Assistance for RT systems and for RT systems to Federally Recognized Native American Tribes’ (FRNAT) (collectively “Programs”) and the terms provided in such funding. Successful applications will be……...

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Notice of Funding Opportunity for America’s Marine Highway Projects

By Aimee Andres | June 28, 2018 |

June 27, 2018: Federal Register Notice of Funding Opportunity for America’s Marine Highway Projects The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, signed by the President on March 23, 2018, appropriated $7,000,000 to the Short Sea Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The purpose of the appropriation is to make grants to……...

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: US Agriculture Exports

By Aimee Andres | May 9, 2018 |

May 9, 2018: Federal Register (full link below) Notice of Funding Opportunity The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting applications for the 2019 Market Access Program (MAP). The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit……...

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Maritime Administration: Small Shipyard Grant Program

By Aimee Andres | April 17, 2018 |

April 16, 2018: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration: Small Shipyard Grant Program Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has issued a notice of small shipyard grant application deadlines. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, $19,600,000 is currently available for grants for capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in……...

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U.S. Port-Related Projects Awarded $72.7 Million

By Aimee Andres | March 16, 2018 |

March 15, 2018: Maritime Executive (full link below) U.S. Port-Related Projects Awarded $72.7 Million The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced its list of recipients for $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects in Round 9 of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. Of the 41 projects……...

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One million dollars for the Freight Enhancement Program (FRE) was included in MoDOT’s FY19 budget

By Aimee Andres | March 16, 2018 |

One million dollars for the Freight Enhancement Program (FRE) was included in MoDOT’s FY19 budget (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019).  MoDOT is accepting FRE applications contingent on approval of that funding through 5 pm on May 10. A few reminders about this program: •        In accordance with the funding source (RSMo 226.225), Freight……...

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Illinois Competitive Freight Program Call for Projects – Applications due April 6, 2018

By Aimee Andres | March 12, 2018 |

Dear Freight Stakeholder,  We are pleased to announce the availability of the first ever Illinois Competitive Freight Program.  The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking project proposals for a new competitive grant program that aims to improve the mobility of freight at the local level. Applications are due April 6 for up to $225 million……...

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Funding Opportunities for Missouri’s Manufactures

By Aimee Andres | February 22, 2018 |

Members, please find the below message that was just sent to IRPT’s database of shippers.   Missouri’s manufacturers will soon benefit from $400,000 to help small businesses enter and succeed in the international marketplace. Funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s (DED) STEP program. Missouri will use STEP award……...

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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