Grants listed are for transportation purposes and are funded through the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Specific requirements for each grant including eligible project types and applicants, matching funds, and application submittal formats and deadlines are linked below along with additional helpful resources.

Current Grant Opportunities (updated November 27, 2023)

FY23-FY24 Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Program – applications due February 02, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Tier-3 Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) offering the availability of up to $60 million per FY for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovative Mobility Deployment (ATTIMD) Grant Program. This NOFO covers two years, FY 2023 and FY 2024. The program is incorporated in section 503(c)(4) of Title 23, United States Code, and is also known as the Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Program. The ATTAIN Program will provide funding to develop model deployments of large-scale implementation and operation of a diverse set of advanced transportation technologies in various geographic regions. The intent of these deployments is to improve the mobility of people and goods; improve the durability and extend the life of transportation infrastructure; reduce costs and improve return on investments; protect the environment and deliver environmental benefits; measure and improve operational performance; reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes and increase driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety; collect, disseminate, and use real-time transportation-related information; facilitate account-based payments for transportation access and services and integrate payment systems across modes; monitor transportation assets; deliver economic benefits by reducing delays, improving system performance, and providing for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and services; accelerate the deployment of connected/autonomous vehicles technologies; or incentivize travelers to share or shift trips depending on travel demand and system capacity.

  • NOFO
  • Minimum Award: N/A
  • Maximum Award: $12,000,000
  • Minimum Project Size: N/A
  • Matching Funds: >= 20%
  • Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are State or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), or other political subdivisions of a State or local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities), or a multijurisdictional group or consortia of research institutions or academic institutions. Partnership with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders, and as discussed in Section D.2 of this NOFO, applicants are required to include a partnership plan in the technical application. Typically, a consortium is a meaningful arrangement with all members involved in planning the overall direction of the group's activities and participating in most aspects of the group; the consortium is a long-term relationship intended to last the full life of the grant. Any application submitted by a sole research or academic institution that is not part of a consortium will not be considered for selection. Note: A multijurisdictional group is any combination of State governments, local governments, metropolitan planning agencies, transit agencies, or other political subdivisions of a State for which each member of the group has signed a written agreement to implement the ATTAIN Program across jurisdictional boundaries and is an eligible entity under this paragraph.

Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) Pilot Program – applications due February 13, 2024

Access and Mobility Partnership Grants seek to improve access to public transportation by building partnerships among health, transportation and other service providers. This program provides competitive funding to support innovative projects for the transportation disadvantaged that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services. $4.7 million is available to be awarded.

  • NOFO
  • Minimum Award: N/A
  • Minimum Project Size: N/A
  • Matching Funds: >= 20%
  • Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are designated or direct recipients of FTA’s Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disability Formula Program, governmental entities that operate a public transportation service, or their eligible subrecipients that have the authority and technical capacity to implement a regional or statewide cost allocation pilot. Applicants must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database and maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by FTA.

USDOT provides a listing of upcoming Key Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) related to the Bipartisan infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on their website.

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my agency have to provide matching funds to be eligible for the grant?
In most cases, a local match or non-federal funding will be required; the NOFO for each grant opportunity will specify the minimum match. It is important to note that the federal grant programs are highly competitive, and the Grantor may consider the level of non-federal funding from the applicant as an evaluation criterion.

Letters of Support

Requests for letters of support must be received at least two weeks prior to the grant submission deadline to allow sufficient time to prepare the letter of support and have it signed.

NOTE: The application and project must be consistent with the approved MOMENTUM 2050 MAG Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

Requests for letters of support:

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