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
- 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.
- 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.