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Competitive Grant Funding Matrix

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and FHWA have a variety of competitive grant programs used to fund various types of transportation projects and activities. The matrix illustrates these programs broadly, organized by applicant type. Potential applicants should refer to the applicable column in the matrix. The matrix lists grant programs (rows), which can be matched with the potential applicant (columns) the program can fund. Potential applicants should review program specific guidance to make informed decisions about each program.

The FHWA will continue to add additional programs/information to this page over the weeks, months, and years to come.

Grant Program Program Description State Highway agency Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Local Government or agency Federally-recognized Indian Tribe Federal Lands Management Agency (FLMA) Puerto Rico Territories Other* Additional Information
Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Provides grants for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact (aka Local and Regional Project Assistance). Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes  
Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA) Provides grants for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance. Yes Yes (with a population over 200,000) Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
National Infrastructure Project Assistance Program (MEGA) Provides grants to surface transportation infrastructure that are too large or complex for traditional funding programs that will have a significant national or regional impact. Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes  
Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program Provides grants for projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life. Yes   Yes Yes   Yes   Yes (Regional transportation planning organizations)  
Safe Streets and Roads for All Provides grants to support local initiatives to prevent transportation-related death and serious injury on roads and streets (commonly referred to as “Vision Zero” or “Toward Zero Deaths” initiatives).   Yes Yes Yes       Yes FY 2022 NOFO
Bridge Investment Program Provides grants for projects to improve the condition of bridges and culverts and the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of people and freight over bridges. Yes Yes (population greater than 200,000) Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes FY 2022 NOFO

2022 BIP Planning Grant Awards
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program — Planning Grants Provides grants for feasibility studies and other planning activities for projects to restore community connectivity by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development. Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Yes (non-profit organization) FY 2022 NOFO
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program — Capital Construction Grants Provides grants for projects to restore community connectivity by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development. Yes (The applicant must be the owner of the system. Others may partner with the owner.) Yes (The applicant must be the owner of the system. Others may partner with the owner.) Yes (The applicant must be the owner of the system. Others may partner with the owner.) Yes (The applicant must be the owner of the system. Others may partner with the owner.)   Yes (The applicant must be the owner of the system. Others may partner with the owner.)   Yes (The applicant must be the owner of the system. Others may partner with the owner.) FY 2022 NOFO
Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT) Discretionary Grants Provides grants for activities that enable communities to address vulnerabilities to current and future weather events, natural disasters, and changing conditions, including sea level rise, and plan transportation improvements and emergency response strategies to address those vulnerabilities. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (when applying jointly with a State) Yes Yes (for at-risk coastal infrastructure grants only) Yes  
Tribal High Priority Projects Program Provides grants to Indian Tribes or a governmental subdivision of an Indian Tribe whose annual allocation of funding received under the Tribal Transportation Program is insufficient to complete the highest priority project of the Tribe, or to any Tribe that has an emergency or disaster occur on a Tribal transportation facility that renders the facility impassible or unusable.       Yes          
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Set-aside Discretionary Grant 10 percent set-aside each fiscal year to provide grants to provide additional assistance to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure. Yes   Yes     Yes      
Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grants Program (Community Charging) Provides grants for projects to develop electric vehicle charging and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure access along alternative fuel corridors throughout the country, including in rural areas, low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and communities with a low ratio of private parking spaces to households or a high ratio of multiunit dwellings to single family homes. Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes  
Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grants Program (Corridor Charging) Deploys publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors. Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes  
Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program Provides grants to Tribes and Federal land management agencies to complete projects that will provide substantial benefits to their communities or parklands. Yes (if sponsored by an FLMA or Tribe) Yes (if sponsored by an FLMA or Tribe) Yes (if sponsored by an FLMA or Tribe) Yes Yes Yes (if sponsored by an FLMA or Tribe)   Yes (if sponsored by an FLMA or Tribe) FY 2022 NOFO
Congestion Relief Program Provides grants to advance innovative, integrated, and multimodal solutions to reduce congestion and the related economic and environmental costs in the most congested metropolitan areas with an urbanized area population of at least 1 million. Yes Yes Yes (city or municipality)     Yes      
Wildlife Crossings Safety Pilot Program Provides grants to support projects that seek to reduce the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions, and in carrying out that purpose, improve habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic species. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grants Provides grants to fund projects for the replacement, removal, and repair of culvert or weirs that would meaningfully improve or restore fish passage for anadromous fish. Yes   Yes Yes         FY 2022 NOFO
Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovative Mobility Deployment (also known as Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Program) Provides grants to deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment. Yes Yes Yes     Yes   Yes FY 2022 NOFO
Highway Use Tax Evasion Program (HUTE) Grants which aim to identify, reduce, and/or eliminate evasion of fuel taxes at the Federal and State level Yes             Yes (Internal Revenue Service)  
Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program Provides grants to support the pilot/demonstration of innovations on projects, in areas such as planning, financing, operations, pavements, structures, materials, environment, and construction. Yes Yes (population over 200,000 - must apply through the State DOT as a subrecipient) Yes (must apply through the State DOT as a subrecipient) Yes Yes Yes   Yes (must apply through the State DOT as a subrecipient)  
Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund Prevent and reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities on Tribal Lands.       Yes       FY2022-2026 NOFO
Strategic Innovation for Revenue Collection Provides funds to test the feasibility of a road usage fee and other user-based alternative revenue mechanisms to help maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. Yes Yes Yes         Yes  
Prioritization Process Pilot Program Supports data-driven approaches to planning that can be evaluated for public benefit. Yes Yes (serving an urban area with a population over 200,000)              

* "Other" may include: multi-jurisdictional groups of eligible applicants, regional transportation authority, special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, transit agency, multistate corridor organizations, partnership between Amtrak and one or more other eligible entities, nonprofit organization, or public toll authority.

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