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Grants & Loans

To develop safety improvements and encourage the expansion and upgrade of passenger and freight rail infrastructure and services, FRA supports the nation’s rail network through a variety of competitive and dedicated grant programs. FRA provides technical assistance and training to grantees and stakeholders as well as conducts ongoing monitoring of grants throughout the grant lifecycle. FRA also provides technical assistance to the Build America Bureau, which manages the U.S. Department of Transportation’s credit and loan programs.

Railroad tracks needing repair.