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Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail (FSP) Grant Program

Overview:  This program provides funding for capital projects that reduce the state of good repair backlog, improve performance, or expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service, including privately operated intercity passenger rail service, if an eligible applicant is involved. For more information, see the FY 2024 Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) and other resources in the Resources section.

For projects not located on the Northeast Corridor (FSP-National): NOFO release anticipated fall 2024

For projects located on the Northeast Corridor (FSP-NEC):

  • Funding Available for Award Under the FY 2024 NOFO: $2,034,420,932 
  • See the FY24 FSP-NEC NOFO for more information 
  • Applications for the FY24 FSP-NEC Grant Program are due no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on July 15, 2024
  • Visit FRA's Webinars page to view presentation materials from the May 23, 2024, FY 2024 Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program (NEC) Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar

Legislative Authority:  This program was authorized in Sections 22106 and 22307 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. No. 117-58, November 15, 2020 (IIJA)); 49 U.S.C. § 24911. Funding under the FY24 NOFO was made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, Div. F. Tit. I, Pub. L. 118-42, March 9, 2024 (2024 Appropriation) and Division J of the IIJA, 2021.

Eligible Projects:

  • A project to replace, rehabilitate, or repair infrastructure, equipment, or a facility used for providing intercity passenger rail service to bring such assets into a state of good repair
  • A project to improve intercity passenger rail service performance, including reduced trip times, increased train frequencies, higher operating speeds, improved reliability, expanded capacity, reduced congestion, electrification, and other improvements, as determined by the Secretary
  • A project to expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service
  • A group of related projects as described above
  • The planning, environmental review, and final design of an eligible project or group of projects described above

Projects located on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) must be identified in FRA's NEC Project Inventory to be eligible for an award. FRA first published the NEC Project Inventory in November 2022. The current NEC Project Inventory was published in April 2024. The NEC Project Inventory Interactive Tool also displays projects identified in the current NEC Project Inventory. 

Eligible Recipients:

  • States, including the District of Columbia
  • A group of States
  • An Interstate Compact
  • A public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States
  • A political subdivision of a State
  • Amtrak, acting on its own behalf or under a cooperative agreement with one or more States
  • A federally recognized Indian Tribe
  • Any combination of the entities described above 

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Previous FSP funding rounds:

Legislative Authority: This program was authorized in Sections 22106 and 22307 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. No. 117-58, November 15, 2020 (IIJA)); 49 U.S.C. § 24911.

FY 2022-2023 FSP

Funding under the FY 2022 NOFO was made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Div. L Tit. I, Public Law 117-03 (March 15, 2022) (2022 Appropriation), and Division J of the IIJA. Total funding available for awards under the FY 2022-2023 FSP-National NOFO is made available by IIJA supplemental appropriations, the Appropriations Act, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328, December 29, 2022).

For projects not located on the Northeast Corridor (FSP-National):

For projects located on the Northeast Corridor (FSP-NEC):

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