Ongoing Grant Opportunities and Resources
US Department of Transportation (DOT)
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Terry Tamminen, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection
Grant Information – Government
This website provides links to numerous DOT grant programs:
Starts Capital Investment Program
Projects eligible for FTA Section 5309 New Starts funding include
any fixed guideway system which utilizes and occupies a separate right-of-way,
or rail line, for the exclusive use of mass transportation and other
high occupancy vehicles, or uses a fixed catenary system and a right
of way usable by other forms of transportation. This includes, but
is not limited to, rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, automated
guideway transit, people movers, and exclusive facilities for buses
(such as bus rapid transit) and other high occupancy vehicles.
Transit Administration Grant Program Information
This site provides one-stop access to Federal Transit Administration
grant program information.
Transportation Equity Act for
the 21st Century
TEA-21 provides funding for planning, including freight planning.
TEA-21 authorizes the Federal surface transportation programs for
highways, highway safety, and transit for the 6-year period 1998-2003.
Vision 100 provides funding for airport expansion planning; primary
funding sources for airport improvement projects and also fund important
noise mitigation issues
Highway System (NHS) connectors
Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)
Authorizes DOT to provide three forms of credit assistance – secured (direct)
loans, loan guarantees and standby lines of credit – to surface transportation
projects of national or regional significance.
Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS) Deployment Program
- General Information: http://www.its.dot.gov
National strategy for improving the operational safety, efficiency,
and security of our nation’s highways: research, development,
testing, deployment and integration of advanced technologies
to improve the measures of effectiveness of our national highway
- Technical Assistance: http://www.its.dot.gov/Technical/technical.htm
The Technical Assistance program is composed of a variety of
areas that help transportation professionals in their efforts
to achieve ITS deployment.
- Peer-to-Peer Program: http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/p2p_2.asp
The program is designed to provide short-term assistance to address
specific, technical issues. Some issues may be resolved directly
by Program staff; other specific, technical issues may be addressed
through assistance from a Peer. The Program is unique in its
focus on public sector Peers to deliver technical assistance
to public agencies. Over 200 professionals lend their expertise
to the Peer-to-Peer Program on a voluntary basis and every Peer
is selected based upon his/her qualifications, background, and experience
and is then matched to a request for assistance.
and Corridors Programs
Program designed to provide allocations to States and metropolitan
planning organizations (MPOs) for the planning, design, and construction
of corridors of national significance, economic growth, and international
or interregional trade.
Aviation Administration (FAA) Inherently Low-Emission Airport Vehicle Pilot Program
The FAA’s ILEAV Pilot Program has awarded grants to 10 public-use airports
located in air quality non-attainment areas. The grants are providing funds for
the acquisition of low-emission airport use vehicles and associated handling
facilities for alternative fuels. The FAA is authorized to make grants of not
greater than $2 million to each of no more than 10 airports with a requirement
for 50% matching funds. The program has a projected $41 million in overall investment
including matching funds and funding partnerships with industry. The program
was coordinated with the Federal Transit Administration, Department of Energy,
and the EPA.
Other Ongoing Grant Opportunities and Resources