Funding News

FDOT Regional Grant Information Sessions

Now through October 14, 2022

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages eligible local agencies to apply for the many new discretionary grant opportunities created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). As such, FDOT wants to ensure our local partners are prepared with the knowledge, data, and resources to apply for and be direct recipients of federal discretionary dollars.

Information sessions to cover:
• Overview of the USDOT grant opportunities
• Regional improvements – working together
• What do you need to know – grant applications and implementation
• Collaborative discussions with FDOT District staff

All Stations Accessibility Program

Now through September 30, 2022

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $343 million of Fiscal Year 2022 funds for the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP). The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will make it easier for people with disabilities to access the nation’s oldest subway, commuter rail and light rail stations. Eligible applicants for ASAP include designated recipients that operate or allocate funds to inaccessible pre-ADA—or “legacy” — rail fixed guideway public transportation systems, and States (including territories and Washington, D.C.) and local governmental entities that operate or financially support legacy rail fixed guideway public transportation systems and corresponding legacy stations/facilities.

2022 EJ Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers RFA

Now through October 4, 2022

The Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTAC) Program provides grant funding to eligible applicants to establish technical assistance centers across the nation providing technical assistance, training, and related support to communities with environmental justice concerns and their partners. The new technical assistance centers will provide training, assistance, and capacity building on writing grant proposals, navigating federal systems such as Grants.gov and SAM.gov, and effectively managing grant funding. These centers will also provide guidance on community engagement, meeting facilitation, and translation and interpretation services for limited English-speaking participants. This Request for Applications (RFA) provides a total of up to $50 million in funding for the establishment of 5 – 10 technical assistance centers across the nation serving communities with environmental justice concerns and their partners.

Information sessions available: August 25, 2022, from 2:00-3:30 PM (ET) To access the Zoom webinar click the link: https://usepa.zoomgov.com/j/1619624984 | Meeting ID: 161 962 4984

Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program - NOFO FY2022

Applications Due October 13, 2022

The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program grants. Funds for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 RCP Program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development.

SMART Discretionary Grant Program

Applications Due November 18, 2022

On September 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program, authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This new discretionary grant program will offer up to $100 million in grants annually over the next 5 years to fund transportation projects that use data and technology to solve real-world challenges facing communities today. State, local, and tribal governments and agencies are eligible to apply. Please note that this program has no cost sharing or matching requirement.