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Special Transportation Circumstances

Overview: The purpose of Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) grants is to provide directed grant funding under the following programs in Chapter 229: Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI), Restoration and Enhancement (R&E), Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE), and Interstate Rail Compacts (IRC). STC grants are awarded to certain states that lack intercity passenger rail service or are not connected to the national rail system. Applications to the STC grant program are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, September 29, 2023. See the FY 2022–2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity for more information.

Previous STC Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO): 

Statutory References: STC grants were authorized in Section 11301 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Pub. L. No. 114-94 (2015); 49 U.S.C. § 22907(l). The STC authorization directs the Secretary of Transportation to allocate to certain states an appropriate portion of the amounts available to programs in Chapter 229 of Title 49 of the United States Code.

Funding under this program was made available by:

Amount Appropriated by Fiscal Year:

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Eligible Projects: