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.

$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.

FY 2023 STEM Talent Challenge

Deadline June 12, 2023

The U.S Economic Development Administration’s STEM Talent Challenge aims to build STEM talent training systems to strengthen regional innovation economies. The FY23 STEM Talent Challenge will award a total of $4.5 million in grants to organizations that are creating and implementing STEM talent development strategies that complement their region’s innovation economy. 
The competition will provide funding for programs that help build a robust STEM workforce in emerging and transformative sectors such as aerospace, aeronautics, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity, among others. Projects should aim to identify opportunities in high-growth potential sectors, and to expand and empower the economic innovation workforce, including by:

• Engaging regional entrepreneurs, innovators, and the organizations that support them to assess and forecast current and future talent needs and to develop collaborative solutions with work-based programs;
• Building highly skilled talent and connecting workers to highly technical opportunities that foster professional development and provide continuing advanced skills training to develop the technical and scientific workforce that regional innovation initiatives need;
• Strengthening collaboration among entrepreneurs, industry leaders and employers, educational organizations, established corporations, economic and/or workforce development organizations, and the public sector to enable better access to skilled workers and to develop demand-driven workforce pipelines for the innovation economy; and
• Placing new employees into immediate job openings with regional employers in need of STEM talent.

Competition applicants may request up to $500,000 for implementation of a 24-month workforce program that complements their region’s innovation economy. Competitive applications will demonstrate how the program will develop or expand regional STEM workforce capacity to support entrepreneurial ventures, industries of the future, and other innovation-driven businesses.

Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program FY 2023 Notice of Funding

Deadline June 26, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is accepting applications for the Tribal HPP Program. The program, funded by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide nearly $16 million (combined Fiscal Year 2022 and 2023) in Fiscal Year 2023 to (1) an Indian Tribe or governmental subdivision of an Indian Tribe whose annual allocation of funding under the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) is insufficient to complete the highest priority project of the Tribe, or (2) to any Indian Tribe that has an emergency or disaster occur on a Tribal transportation facility that renders the facility impassible or unusable. FHWA will conduct outreach and public engagement ahead of the application due date. Outreach will include a Zoom webinar on April 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Zoom webinar connection information can be found on the FHWA Office of Tribal Transportation webinar website. Visit the Tribal HPP Program website for additional information.

Safe Streets and Roads for All

Deadline July 10, 2023

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is to solicit applications for Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants. Funds for the fiscal year 2023 SS4A grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to support planning, infrastructure, 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.

Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program (WCPP)

Deadline August 1, 2023

This is a first-of-its-kind pilot program to make roads safer, prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions, and improve habitat connectivity. The program, which was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, previewed at the White House Conservation in Action Summit last month, and will be administered by the Federal Highway Administration, makes grant funding available to states and communities to construct wildlife crossings over or below busy roads, add warning signs for drivers, acquire mapping and tracking tools, and more.

The grant funding will promote activities that reduce wildlife vehicle collisions, including warning signs for drivers and construction of wildlife crossings both over and under roadways where habitats exist on either side of a busy road. Grants are available for all project activities, including but not limited to research, planning, design, and construction. The FHWA seeks to award non-construction and construction projects under the Wildlife Crossings Program, including research on safety innovations, mapping and tracking tools, and the design and construction of overpasses and underpasses.

Eligible applicants include state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), local governments, regional transportation authorities, special purpose districts, public authorities with a transportation function, Indian tribes, and Federal land management agencies (FLMAs) that are proposing projects to reduce wildlife vehicle collisions and improve habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic species.

PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program

Deadline August 18, 2023

The vision of the PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program is to fund projects that address the climate crisis by improving the resilience of the surface transportation system, including highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail. Projects selected under this program should be grounded in the best available scientific understanding of climate change risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities. They should support the continued operation or rapid recovery of crucial local, regional, or national surface transportation facilities. Furthermore, selected projects should utilize innovative and collaborative approaches to risk reduction, including the use of natural infrastructure, which is explicitly eligible under the program. Also called nature-based solutions, these strategies include conservation, restoration, or construction of riparian and streambed treatments, marshes, wetlands, native vegetation, stormwater bioswales, breakwaters, reefs, dunes, and shade trees. They reduce flood risks, erosion, wave damage, and heat impacts while also creating habitat, filtering pollutants, and providing recreational benefits. Projects in the PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program have the potential to demonstrate innovation and best practices that State and local governments in other parts of the country can consider replicating.

Virtual meetings for the NOFO will be held:
Monday, May 8, 2023 from 1-2 PM

Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 1-2 PM

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 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.