Funding News

The funding opportunities listed on this page are not associated with the Florida LTAP Center. They are cultivated from various emails and websites, and do not represent an all-inclusive list of opportunities available. The direct links to the funding agency or announcement for each opportunity are included below. For questions related to the funding opportunities, please contact the responsible agency at the links below.

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement

Deadlines:
• May 16, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Sole deadline for Implementation Grants.
• May 16, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #2 for Planning and Demonstration Grants.
• August 29, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #3 for Planning and Demonstration Grants. NOFO closes.

The USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity is now open for applications. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent deaths and serious injuries on our nation’s roadways. Funds for the fiscal year 2024 SS4A grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to support planning, infrastructural, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micromobility users; motorists; and commercial vehicle operators. The SS4A program supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and our goal of zero roadway deaths using a Safe System Approach.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is hosting informational webinars for the fiscal year 2024 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant opportunity: Webinar Series: Safe Streets and Roads for All Grants

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program

Deadline: May 28, 2024

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the fiscal year (FY) 2023-2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. The CRISI grant program provides funding for projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail, with close to $2.5 billion available for award under the FY 2023-2024 NOFO. The NOFO notes eligible projects located in the top 25 counties with the most pedestrian trespasser casualties will be given preference, as defined in the FRA National Strategy to Prevent Trespassing on Railroad Property, among other factors.

Transportation Access Pilot Program

Deadline: June 7, 2024

The Transportation Access Pilot Program is a unique opportunity to build data and methods to incorporate transportation access into the transportation planning process. Through this program, FHWA will support transportation agencies exploring how well transportation systems provide opportunities to access jobs, education, recreation, health care, and other types of destinations in a State or region by different transportation modes, including access to freight.

FHWA will provide pilot participants technical assistance in developing and processing accessibility data and defining accessibility measurements. The results of the pilot program will be published for the benefit of all and will inform potential national transportation accessibility datasets, measures, and analysis procedures.

Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Grant Program

Deadline: June 17, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) opened applications for the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP), releasing the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). ATIIP is a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant program that focuses on building networks of connected bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements, including better connected trail networks between communities. The program directly supports the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization and the U.S. Department of Transportation goal of zero transportation sector emissions by 2050.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Third Year of SMART Grants, Funding Transportation Technology and Innovation

Deadline: July 12, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today that it is accepting applications for the third year of its Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. The SMART Grants Program was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. As part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, the program will fund up to $500 million in grants over five years to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems that improve transportation safety and efficiency. In the first two rounds of SMART Grants, USDOT selected 93 projects in 39 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, totaling $148 million.

“The SMART Grant program has helped communities, states, and tribes across America deploy new kinds of transportation technology solutions to improve safety and resilience,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “As the program enters its third year of funding, we’re excited for even more communities to get funding and support to develop technological solutions to their most pressing transportation challenges.”

Community Facilities Program Disaster Repair Grants

Deadline: Accepted on a continual basis

This program provides grants to repair essential community facilities in rural areas that were damaged by Presidentially Declared Disasters in Calendar Year 2022. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

FY 2023 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs Department of Commerce

Rolling Deadline

EDA has authority to provide grants to meet the full range of communities’ and regions’ economic development needs from planning and technical assistance to construction of infrastructure. These grants are made through a series of Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) that can be found on EDA’s website at https://www.eda.gov/funding/funding-opportunities and are designed to support the economic development activities most useful to a community based on its needs and circumstances. EDA funds community or regionally generated ideas and assists communities to advance to the next level of economic development.

This NOFO, which supersedes the FY20 PWEAA NOFO, sets out EDA’s application submission and review procedures for two of EDA’s core economic development programs authorized under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 3121 et seq.) (PWEDA): (1) Public Works and Economic Development Facilities (Public Works) and (2) Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA).

EDA supports bottom-up strategies that build on regional assets to spur economic growth and resiliency. EDA encourages its grantees throughout the country to develop initiatives that present new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Through this NOFO EDA intends to advance general economic development in accordance with EDA’s investment priorities, but also to pursue projects that, where practicable, incorporate specific priorities related to equity, workforce development, and climate change resiliency so that investments can benefit everyone for decades to come.

$50 Million Available for Local Governments Impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

Until Funds are Exhausted

The Local Government Emergency Bridge Loan Program is managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and provides interest free loans to local governments throughout Florida that were impacted by Hurricane’s Ian or Nicole. This one-time $50 million appropriation will fund governmental operations within these Florida counties and municipalities and bridge the gap between the time of the hurricane and the time additional funding sources or revenues are secured. “Governmental Operations” means costs associated with continuing, expanding, or modifying local governmental operations to meet disaster-related needs, and includes costs such as, but not limited to, staff salaries and payroll.

Applicant must be a county or municipality located in an area designated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declarations for Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole. They must also show that it may suffer or has suffered substantial loss of its tax or other revenues as a result of the hurricane and demonstrate a need for financial assistance to enable it to continue to perform its governmental operations.