Grant & Funding Opportunities
1. RAISE Grants - Due February 28, 2024
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2024. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.
Awards from 2023
Notice of Funding Opportunity
RAISE Program Website
2. PIDP Grants - Due April 30, 2024
The Short Form NOFO is attached – which will be updated on the website with the full NOFO soon. Funds for FY 2024 PIDP grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist in funding eligible projects for the purpose of improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods through ports and intermodal connections to ports. This notice announces the availability of up to $450,000,000 in funding for grants under this program.
Here is the grant info from 2023, which will be updated with the 2024 grant information soon:
How to Apply
Notice of Funding Opportunity
Webinars from 2023 (the 2024 webinars will be scheduled)
Frequently Asked Questions
Prior applicant excel file
3. Rail Grants/CRISI Grants – Please keep an eye out.--there will be a combined FY23-24 CRISI NOFO released in the next month or so.
Link to USDOT’s Schedule of 2024 Grants
Upcoming NOFOs will be:
5. Past DOT Grant Webinars that can help applicants! http://www.transportation.gov/grants/dot-navigator/webinars
- Benefit Cost Analysis for DOT Discretionary Grant Applications
This webinar includes presentations on several new resources to help grantees develop more successful applications for discretionary grant programs, including a new DOT Benefit-Cost Analysis Template and newly updated Rural Grant Application Toolkit designed specifically to help rural, Tribal, and smaller communities seeking to navigate the growing menu of federal transportation grant programs and develop competitive applications. To learn more about Benefit-Cost Analysis, view the Navigator’s Benefit-Cost analysis informational page and DOT’s Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance for Discretionary Grant Programs.
- Utilizing DOT Data and Mapping Tools for Stronger Grant Applications
This webinar highlighted new features of the DOT Navigator, including a new webpage on Data and Mapping Tools, and included presentations on the Screening Tool for Equity Analysis of Projects (STEAP) and the Equitable Transportation Community (ETC) Explorer. It also provided tips for DOT grant competitiveness and featured a live discussion panel of DOT discretionary grant experts.
- Identifying USDOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities
This webinar showcased the USDOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard, a tool that makes it easier to search for and find grant opportunities based on project type, organization type, and other considerations. The webinar also highlighted the Wildlife Crossings, PROTECT, and Charging and Fueling Infrastructure programs, and other new resources available on the DOT Navigator.
- Preparing for Upcoming USDOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities
This webinar highlighted resources available to help potential grant applicants navigate USDOT funding opportunities. The session demonstrated tools available on the DOT Navigator, including the funding opportunity calendar, tools for identifying Federal disadvantaged community areas, and which programs provide non-Federal match flexibility, and spotlighted several USDOT funding opportunities that are currently accepting applications to expand transportation opportunities to urban, rural, and Tribal communities.
6. EPA’s Funding for Ports and Near-Port Communities
Provides funding for zero-emission port equipment and technology and to help ports develop climate action plans to reduce air pollutants at U.S. ports.
7. American Association of Port Authorities Opportunity – Register by Jan 20th (It is not free, as a heads-up.)
The 2nd annual POWERS Summit agenda will include presentations from 15 port authorities and 10 federal agencies and offices. Comprised of 45% women speakers, it's one of the most diverse programs found in the maritime industry. Click here to register.
- Attendees will learn about significant grants tied to green initiatives. Here are just a few of the grants available to U.S. ports:
- $3 billion from the EPA for zero-emission port equipment
- $115 million from the Port Infrastructure Development Program for Offshore wind projects
- $5 billion from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program and $400 million from the Federal Highway Administration for truck and equipment electrification