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Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program

Overview:  This program provides funding for 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. See the FY 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for more information.

Legislative Authority:  This program was authorized in Sections 11103 and 11302 of the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (Title XI of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Pub. L. No. 114-94 (2015)); 49 U.S.C. § 24911. 

Funding Available for Award Under FY 2020 NOFO:  $291,422,706, with

  • $198,000,000 from the 2020 Appropriations Act and $93,422,706 in remaining funds from the 2019 Appropriations Act

Funding under the FY 2020 program was made available by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 Public Law 116-94, Division H, Title I and remaining funds from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 116-6, Division G, Title I.

Eligible Projects:

Eligible projects repair, replace, or rehabilitate qualified railroad assets and improve intercity passenger rail performance. Eligible capital projects include those that:

  • Replace existing assets in-kind;
  • Replace existing assets with assets that increase capacity or provide a higher level of service;
  • Ensure that service can be maintained while existing assets are brought to a state of good repair; and
  • Bring existing assets to a state of good repair.

Eligible Recipients:

  • A State (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
  • Any combination of the entities described above

News:  June 10, 2020 Press Release

 

Previous Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program funding rounds

FY 2019

Funding under the FY 2019 program was made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 Public Law 116-6, Division G, Title I.

Funding Available for Award:  $396,000,000 

  • 12 projects totaling $302,577,294 were selected

Resources:     

News:

May 27, 2020 Press Release 
October 7, 2019 Press Release

FY 2017-2018

Funding under the FY 2017-2018 program was made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law No. 115-31, Division K, Title I and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law No.115-141, Division L, Title I.

Funding Available and Awarded:  $272,250,000

  • 10 projects totaling $272,250,000 were selected

Resources:     

News:  

August 21, 2019 Press Release
November 15, 2018 Press Release
 

Last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2020