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Competitive Discretionary Grant Programs

Accepting Applications

Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant Program 

This USDOT-wide grant opportunity provides $2.9 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for major infrastructure projects of regional or national significance. The opportunity combines the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) program, the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program, and the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (RURAL) under a single Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to streamline the funding process for State, regional, and local governments.  Applicants can apply through one application and a common set of criteria.  The Department will make awards under the three grant programs consistent with each grant program’s statutory language and will focus on supporting projects that improve safety, economic competitiveness, equity, and climate and sustainability.  The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EDT, May 23, 2022. For more information about this program, please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity.


Not Accepting Applications

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (FY 2017 – 2021)

The CRISI program provides funding for capital projects that will improve passenger and freight rail transportation systems in terms of safety, efficiency, or reliability.  

Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program (FY 2017 – 2021)

This program provides funding for eligible capital projects within the United States to repair, replace, or rehabilitate qualified railroad assets to reduce the state of good repair backlog and improve intercity passenger rail performance.  

Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants  (FY 2017 – 2021)

This USDOT-wide program provides funding for highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. USDOT seeks INFRA applications for projects that apply innovative technology, delivery, or financing methods with proven outcomes to deliver projects in a cost-effective manner. INFRA was previously known as the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) Grant Program (FY 2016).

Magnetic Levitation Deployment Grants Program (FY 2015, FY 2019, and  FY 2020)

This program provides funding for the preconstruction planning activities and capital costs of viable, existing Maglev projects.

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants (FY 2022)

This USDOT-wide program provides funding for road, rail, transit, and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Projects are evaluated on merit criteria that include safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, innovation, and partnership. For more information about this program, please see USDOT’s RAISE Discretionary Grants webpage. RAISE was previously known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Program and the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program (FY 2009 – 2020). Since 2009, USDOT has awarded over $9.9 billion in grants under these programs to projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program (FY 2017 – 2020)

This program provides funding for operating assistance grants for initiating, restoring, or enhancing intercity passenger rail transportation.

Last updated: Monday, May 9, 2022