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Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program

Overview:  This program provides funding for highway-rail or pathway-rail grade crossing improvement projects that focus on improving the safety and mobility of people and goods. See the FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity for more information.

  • Visit FRA's Webinars webpage to view the following presentation materials:
    • July 14, 2022 - Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar
    • August 11, 2022 - RCE Grant Program NOFO Office Hours: Best Practices – Project Narrative
    • August 18, 2022 - RCE Grant Program NOFO Office Hours: Best Practices – Project and Applicant Eligibility
    • August 25, 2022 - RCE Grant Program NOFO Office Hours: Best Practices – Statement of work 
    • September 1, 2022 - RCE Grant Program NOFO Office Hours: Best Practices – National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and environmental considerations
    • September 8, 2022 - RCE Grant Program NOFO Office Hours: Best Practices – NOFO "nuts and bolts" (e.g., Grants.gov, SAM registration, and other required elements)

Legislative Authority:  This program was authorized in Section 22305 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 49 U.S.C. § 22909. Funding under the FY 2022 NOFO was made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 2021 (Pub. L. No. 116-260, November 15, 2021). 

Funding Available for Award Under FY 2022 NOFO:  $573,264,000 

Recipients:

Eligible Projects: 

  • Grade separation or closure, including through the use of a bridge, embankment, tunnel, or combination thereof;
  • Track relocation;
  • Improvement or installation of protective devices, signals, signs, or other; 
  • Measures  to improve safety related to a separation, closure, or track relocation project;
  • Other means to improve the safety if related to the mobility of people and goods at highway-rail grade crossings (including technological solutions);
  • The planning, environmental review, and design of an eligible project type.

Eligible Recipients:

  • States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other United States territories and possessions;
  • Political subdivision of a state;
  • Federally recognized Indian Tribe;
  • A unit of local government or a group of local governments;
  • A public port authority;
  • A metropolitan planning organization;
  • A group of the entities described above.

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