Competitive Discretionary Grant Programs
This program provides $291,422,706 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. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, July 27, 2020. For more information regarding this program, please see the FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity.
- FY 2020 Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar Presentation on FRA's Webinars Webpage
This program provides $2,000,000 to fund preconstruction planning activities and capital costs of viable, existing Maglev projects. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, July 31, 2020. For more information regarding this program, please see the FY20 Notice of Funding Opportunity.
This program provides $293,000 for targeted outreach campaigns to reduce the number of railroad-related suicides that involve railroad trespassing. Funding is intended to facilitate thoughtful and consistent collaboration between railroad carriers, communities, law enforcement, educators, and mental health organizations. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, August 10, 2020. For more information about the program, see the FY 2019-2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity.
- FY 2019-2020 Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar Presentation on FRA's Webinars Webpage
Not Accepting Applications
Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants, previously known as Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants (FY 2009 – 2020)
The BUILD program provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Since, 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $8.1 billion for eleven rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact.
The Capital Assistance to States – Intercity Passenger Rail Service Grant Program provides $30 million for the cost of capital investments and limited planning activities necessary to support improved intercity passenger rail services.
The CRISI program provides funding for capital projects that will improve passenger and freight rail transportation systems in terms of safety, efficiency, or reliability.
- Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) and Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Programs Benefit-Cost Analysis FAQs
- FY20, FY19 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grants NOFO webinars
Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) Grant Program (FY 2016)
This DOT-wide program provides $800 million in FY 2016, and DOT solicited applications for up to $850 million in FY 2017 for infrastructure projects that address critical freight issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges.
This program provides $10.1 billion for long-term high- and higher-speed passenger transport needs in key corridors throughout the country.
The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. INFRA grants create opportunities for all levels of government and the private sector to fund infrastructure in innovative ways that improve project delivery and increase accountability.
FRA and the Federal Transit Administration solicited applications for $199 million in FY 2017 for the installation of PTC systems to accelerate implementation, increase interoperability, and improve reliability and safety through the prevention of train collisions and derailments.
PTC Systems Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (FY 2018)
The PTC Systems Grants provide funding for the deployment of PTC system technology for intercity passenger rail transportation, freight rail transportation, and/or commuter rail passenger transportation. For more information regarding these grants, please see the May 18, 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity and September 12, 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity.
This program provides $90.1 million from FY 2008 through FY 2011 for local rail line relocation and improvement projects that mitigate the adverse effects of rail traffic on safety, motor vehicle traffic flow, community quality of life, or economic development.
This program provides $20 million for necessary expenses to repair and rehabilitate Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure damaged by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters in presidentially declared major disaster areas.
Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Grant Program (FY 2015)
This program provides $10 million for public and private railroad grade crossing and track enhancement projects that improve safety on rail routes that transport flammable energy products.
This program provides $25 million for projects that make safety improvements to railroad infrastructure to increase safety at railroad crossings, train stations, rail yards, overpasses, and tracks across the country.
This program provides $50 million FY 2010, $11 million in FY 2014, and $25 million in FY 2016 for projects that implement a PTC system or will otherwise benefit overall PTC system implementation on freight, intercity passenger, and commuter railroads.
The Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grant Program provides funding for enforcing railroad-specific laws to reduce rail trespassing incidents and casualties, particularly in areas near railroad trespass hot spots.
This program provides $4,796,500 in operating assistance grants for initiating, restoring, or enhancing intercity rail passenger transportation. For more information regarding this program, please see the FY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity.
This program provides $26,337,600 in operating assistance grants for initiating, restoring, or enhancing intercity rail passenger transportation. For more information regarding this program, please see the FY 2018–2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity.