IIJA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Tracker

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Current NOFOs

Program Name

Eligible Uses

Type of Funding and Eligible Applicants

Application Link and Deadline Information

Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program

Program provides states, local governments, and tribal governments with grants to support project development leading to future applications to DOT credit or grant programs. The grants can support legal, technical, and financial advisors to help advance infrastructure projects.

Grant funding for states and local governments for developing projects in rural communities, as well as tribal governments. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until available funding is expended or application window is closed (at least 45 days from opening).

Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator

Provide grants to pursue the goal of building a convenient, affordable, reliable, equitable, and Made-in-America electric vehicle (EV) charging network along the Nation's highways and within our communities.

Eligible applicants include State departments of transportation and local governments. States and localities are encouraged to coordinate to the extent possible to address broken and non-operational chargers.

  • Current Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
  • The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on November 13, 2023
  • USDOT will host a webinar on this funding opportunity on September 21, 2023 at 3pm ET. Click HERE to register.

Rail Vehicle Replacement Program

The Competitive Grants for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program (Rail Program) assists States and local governmental authorities in funding capital projects to replace rail rolling stock.  The purpose of the Rail Program is to modernize America’s transit system, focusing on maintaining a State of Good Repair for fixed-guideway rail transit.  Eligible projects are the replacement of rail rolling stock.

Eligible applicants is composed of States and local governmental authorities located in Urbanized Areas (UZA) with fixed guideway or high intensity motorbus systems in revenue for at least seven (7) years.

  • See current Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
  • The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, December 18, 2023
  • FTA is hosting a webinar about this program on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 1:30 PM (Eastern). FTA staff will discuss funding amounts, eligibility requirements, the application process and evaluation criteria. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Restoring Fish Passage Through Barrier Removal

Funding to provide federal finance and technical assistance to fish passage through the removal of dams and other in-stream barriers for native migratory or sea-run fish.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities, townships, tribes, institutions of higher education, and other organizations.

Marine Debris

Funding is to be provided to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris. This program envisions the global ocean and its coasts free from the impacts of marine debris.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities/townships, special districts, tribes, and other organizations.

NOFO Archive (Applications Closed)

Program Name

Eligible Uses

Type of Funding and Eligible Applicants

Archived Application Link/Info

Bus and Bus Facilities and Low and No Emission Vehicles Grant Programs

Programs provide funding to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease bus and bus related equipment & facilities & low or no emission buses.

The Low-No Program provides funds to designated recipients of FTA grants, including states, local governmental authorities, and Indian Tribes.

The Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program provides funds to designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed-route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed- route bus service, and Indian tribes.

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

Funding for broadband planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories

Grants available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories

Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning

Provides funding for efforts associated with eligible transit projects, including site-specific planning, for which a sponsor is seeking funding through the Capital Investment Program.

Funding available to state or local government authorities

National Dam Safety Program

Funding to encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective state programs intended to ensure dam safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve state dam safety programs.

Grants and direct federal spending are directed toward states.

Digital Equity Act Programs

Funding among three programs to promote digital inclusion and advance equity for all, with a particular focus of ensuring all communities can access and use affordable, reliable, high-speed internet to meet their needs and improve their lives.

Two programs open for funding state planning and capacity efforts and one competitive grant program open to various entities (e.g. state governments, political subdivisions, or local education agencies) to implement digital equity and inclusion activities

Ferry Service for Rural Communities

Funding for capital, operating, and planning expenses for ferry services to rural areas.

Grants will be provided to states and territories.

  • NOFO Closed for FY2022 Funding Cycle
  • Funding will be made available again in FY2023
  • See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2022
    NOTE: This program shares the same NOFO with the Passenger Ferry Grant Program and the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program.

Passenger Ferry Grant Program

Funding to improve the condition and quality of existing passenger ferry services, support the establishment of new passenger ferry services, and repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities, townships, special districts, and tribes.

  • NOFO Closed for FY2022 Funding Cycle
  • Funding will be made available again in FY2023
  • See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2022
    NOTE: This program shares the same NOFO with the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program and the Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program.

Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program

Funding for the purchase of electric or low-emitting ferries, the electrification of or other reduction of emissions from existing ferries, and related changing or other fueling infrastructure (for which the applicants will maintain satisfactory continuing control) to reduce emissions or produce zero onboard emissions under normal operation.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities, townships, special districts, tribes, and any public entities engaged in providing public transportation passenger ferry service in urban areas.

  • NOFO Closed for FY2022 Funding Cycle
  • Funding will be made available again in FY2023
  • See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2022
    NOTE: This program shares the same NOFO with the Passenger Ferry Grant Program and the Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program.

Bridge Investment Program (BIP)

Competitive, discretionary funding program that focuses on existing bridges to reduce the overall number of bridges in poor condition, or in fair condition at risk of falling into poor condition.

Grants available to states, federal lands management agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and local and tribal governments.

Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

Funding for the construction, improvement or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure

Competitive grants open to (among others) states, political subdivisions, public utility districts, and regional planning councils

Safe Streets for All Program

Funding to support local initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets, commonly referred to as "Vision Zero" or "Zero Death Initiative".

Competitive grants open to metropolitan planning organizations, political subdivisions of a state, federally recognized tribal governments, and a multi-jurisdictional group of entities described here.

Coastal Zone Management

Funding is to be provided for the purpose of restoring and protecting coastal ecosystems through direct investment by coastal states and territories in ecologically significant habitats.

Grants will be directed to coastal states and U.S. territories and possessions

USDA ReConnect Program

Program provides funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.

Loans, Loan/Grant combinations, Grants open to a variety of eligible applicants including states or local governments (e.g. agency, subdivision, instrumentality, or political subdivision)

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program

Provides funding to states and localities to implement pre-disaster mitigation activities that reduce risk and disaster costs, and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure lifelines

States, local communities, tribes, and territories are eligible to apply.

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

RAISE discretionary grants help project sponsors at the State and local levels, including municipalities, Tribal governments, counties, and others complete critical freight and passenger transportation infrastructure projects.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, States and the District of Columbia; any territory or possession of the United States; a unit of local government; a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by 1 or more States; a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority.

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program

The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work – urban and rural areas alike – in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs).

Eligible applicants include, among others, States or political subdivision of States, metropolitan planning organizations, unit of local governments, and special purpose districts or public authorities with a transportation function, including port authorities.

Broadband Technical Assistance (BTA)

BTA provides financial assistance to eligible entities to receive or deliver broadband technical assistance and training and supports the development and expansion of broadband cooperatives.

Cooperative agreements, eligible applicants include State or local governments. For a project to be eligible, it must promote broadband expansion into a rural community.

Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program

The (PROTECT) Program was established to help make surface transportation more resilient to natural hazards, including climate change, sea level rise, flooding, extreme weather events, and other natural disasters through support of planning activities, resilience improvements, community resilience and evacuation routes, and at-risk coastal infrastructure.

Competitive grants to State DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, Indian tribes, Territories (At-Risk Coastal activities) and other eligible entities.

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant (MPDG) Program

The MPDG Program combines the application process for three discretionary grant programs that support surface transportation projects. The three programs are:

  • National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) - this program provides funding for megaprojects that are expected to generate national, regional, economic, mobility, or safety benefits
  • Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program - this program provides funding to support multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas
  • Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (RURAL) - this program provides funding to improve and expand surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and general regional economic growth and improve quality of life

Each program provides funding through competitive grants and are generally open to a broad list of eligible applicants, including states, local government, and other related organizations.

Clean School Bus Program

Provides grants in the form of a rebate to state and local government entities to purchase and/or replace school buses that are clean, zero-emission, alternative fuel vehicles, charging or fueling infrastructure for these buses or fueling and maintenance costs.

Funding eligible to states and local governments that provide bus service, including public school districts.

Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Program

The RCN Program combines combines the application process for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) and Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) programs into a single NOFO. The RCP was established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the NAE was established under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Even though it will be a single NOFO to provide a more efficient application process for project sponsors, the programs remain separate for the purposes of award since they share characteristics like prioritizing disadvantaged communities; aiming to improve access to daily needs (e.g., jobs, education, food); and reconnecting communities that have been negatively impacted by transportation related barriers.

Grants will be available to states, units of local governments, federally recognized tribal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and facility owners.

Further, there will be three grant types: Capital Construction ($148M RCP; $1B NAE), Community Planning ($50M RCP; $135M NAE), and Regional Partnerships Challenge ($450M NAE). Totals indicated are for the current round of funding (FY23).

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

Established by the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, and part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the SLCGP provides $1 billion in funding over four years to support state, local, and tribal governments as they develop capabilities to detect, protect against, and respond to cyber threats. SLCGP is jointly administered by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CISA provides expertise and guidance on cybersecurity issues while FEMA manages the grant award and allocation process.

Grants available to state, local, and tribal governments. Award recipients may use funding for a wide range of cybersecurity improvements and capabilities, including cybersecurity planning and exercising, hiring cyber personnel, and improving the services that citizens rely on daily.

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program

Provide grants to eligible public sector agencies to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems in order to improve transportation efficiency and safety. 

Broad list of eligible entities includes (but not limited to): states; local government; public transit agency or authority; metropolitan planning organization; or a group of 2 or more eligible entities.