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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Program Notice of Funding Opportunity $5,000,000.00

Section 1441 of the FAST Act authorized the establishment of the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) demonstration program to assist entities in developing improved infrastructure priorities and financing strategies for the accelerated delivery of a project that is eligible for funding under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 (TIFIA) program under Chapter 6 of Title 23, United States Code. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, enacted on December 20, 2019, appropriated $5 million for this program. As a part of the implementation plan, the Bureau is issuing this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications for designating and funding an RIA that will: 1) serve a defined geographic area; 2) act as a resource to qualified entities in the geographic area in accordance with Section 1441 of the FAST Act; and 3) demonstrate the effectiveness of an RIA to accelerate the delivery of eligible projects through the Bureau’s innovative financing programs including the TIFIA credit program, and, to the extent applicable, the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) credit program and Private Activity Bonds (PABs) and other innovative financing methods.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337236
Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program $10,000,000.00

The primary objective of the RISE program is to support jobs accelerator partnerships to improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The minimum award per grant is $500,000 and the maximum award amount per grant is $2,000,000. Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 80 percent of eligible project costs. Grant funds may be used to pay for costs directly related to the purchase or construction of an innovation center located in a rural area; costs directly related to operations of an innovation center including purchase of equipment, office supplies, and administrative costs including salaries directly related to the project; costs directly associated with support programs to be carried out at or in direct partnership with job accelerators; reasonable and customary travel expenses directly related to job accelerators and at rates in compliance with 2 CFR 200.474; utilities, operating expenses of the innovation center and job accelerator programs and associated programs; and administrative costs of the grantee not exceeding 10% of the grant amount for the duration of the project.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337028
FY21 Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair $198,000,000.00

The purpose of the Partnership Program is to assist in funding capital projects to repair, replace, or rehabilitate qualified railroad assets to reduce the state of good repair backlog and improve intercity passenger rail performance.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336891
California Clean Fuel Reward Program No Due Date Given $750.00

YOU COULD SAVE UP TO $750 ON ELIGIBLE EVs
The California Clean Fuel Reward is available to anyone who buys or leases a new electric vehicle with a battery capacity greater than 5 kWh from a participating automotive retailer. The customer must register the vehicle in California and the customer must reside in California. 

The California Air Resources Board and your electric utility want to make it easier to own an EV. That’s why we’re providing the California Clean Fuel Reward to people who purchase or lease an eligible* new Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicle at participating automotive retailers. This is on top of any applicable federal, state, and local incentives, rebates, and tax credits. 

Explore other electric vehicle incentives that may be available to you. 

*Please see program rules for complete eligibility requirements. 

https://www.cleanfuelreward.com/
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Enhancing Mobility Innovation $1,000,000.00

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Public Transportation Innovation Program, Section 5312 funds, to support mobility innovations research efforts. Funds will be awarded competitively for projects that advance emerging technologies, strategies and innovations in passenger-centric mobility in two distinct areas. Of the total available funds, $1,000,000 is available to accelerate innovative mobility for projects that improve mobility and enhance the rider experience with a focus on innovative service delivery models, creative financing, novel partnerships, and integrated payment solutions; and $1,000,000 is available for projects to support the development of software solutions that facilitate the provision of integrated demand-response public transportation service.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336509
2021 Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program $100,000,000.00

The FAST Act, Public Law 114-94, Section 1123, established the NSFLTP Program to fund nationally significant projects to construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate transportation facilities within, adjacent to, or accessing Federal and Tribal lands. A strong transportation network is critical to the functioning and growth of the American economy. The Nation’s industry depends on the transportation network to move the goods that it produces, and facilitate the movements of the workers who are responsible for that production. When the Nation’s highways, railways, and ports function well, that infrastructure connects people to jobs, increases the efficiency of delivering goods and thereby cuts the costs of doing business, reduces the burden of commuting, and improves overall well-being.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336200
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Pilot Program Varies

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $3.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 competitive grant funding to support transit services for 2021 Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program. Under the ICAM pilot program, funds awarded will finance innovative capital projects for the transportation-disadvantaged, with the goal to improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services for underserved groups. As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to appropriations, funds will be awarded competitively to eligible applicants. Eligible applicants are State departments of transportation, designated recipients for Section 5310 funds, or local 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.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336003
FY21-CRS-Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements $361,978,796.00

This program funds projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335495
2021 Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) Grants $4,500,000.00

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-94, § 6020, authorized the Secretary of Transportation to establish the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) Program. The purpose of the STSFA Program is to provide grants to States to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms that utilize a user-fee structure to maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The FAST Act authorized $15 million in FY 2016, and $20 million annually from FY 2017 through 2020 from the Highway Research and Development Program for grants for the STSFA demonstration projects. The grants are only available to States; however, groups of States can form partnerships for regional or national proposals.[3] Section 6020 of the FAST Act authorizes DOT to enter into agreements with State authorities to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335458
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Passenger Ferry Grant Program Varies

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $38 million in competitive grants under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Passenger Ferry Grant Program (Ferry Program) (Federal Assistance Listing #20.507). Of that amount, $4 million is available only for low or zero-emission ferries or ferries using electric battery or fuel cell components and the infrastructure to support such ferries. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively to designated recipients or eligible direct recipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds to support capital projects to improve existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335139