Funding: $75,000,000

Description: Funds programs to improve the effectiveness of residential and community recycling programs, including those that tackle waste prevention, through public education and outreach.

Eligible Recipients: States, a Unit of Local Government, Tribal Governments (federally recognized), A Native Hawaiian Organization, The Department of Hawaiian Homelands, The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, A Non-Profit Organization, Or A Public-Private Partnership 

Eligible Uses: To inform the public about residential or community waste prevention or recycling programs; provide information about the recycled materials that are accepted; and increase collection rates and decrease contamination across the nation.

Deadline: TBA 

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Funding: $1,000,000,000

Description: Provides funding 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

Eligible Recipients: States; Local and Tribal governments; Metropolitan planning organizations; Nonprofit organizations; Other transportation facility owners

Eligible Uses: Grants (≥$5 million) for capital construction projects, including the removal and replacement of eligible facilities. Planning grants (≤$2 million).

Deadline: October 13, 2022

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Funding: $7,500,000,000

Description: Provides supplemental funding for grants to the State and local entities listed above on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local/regional impact.

Eligible Recipients:(A) a State; (B) the District of Columbia; (C) any territory or possession of the United States; (D) a unit of local government; (E) a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by 1 or more States; (E) a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; (F) a Tribal government or a consortium of Tribal governments; (G) a partnership between Amtrak and 1 or more entities described in (A) through (F); and (H) a group of entities described in (A) through (G).

Eligible Uses: Projects eligible under RAISE include— 

  • a highway or bridge project eligible for assistance under title 23, United States Code; 

  • a public transportation project eligible for assistance under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; 

  • a passenger rail or freight rail transportation project eligible for assistance under title 49, United States Code; a port infrastructure investment, including inland port infrastructure and 

  • a land port-of-entry; 

  • the surface transportation components of certain eligible airport projects; 

  • a project for investment in a surface transportation facility located on Tribal land, the title or maintenance responsibility of which is vested in the Federal Government;

  • a project to replace or rehabilitate a culvert or prevent stormwater runoff for the purpose of improving habitat for aquatic species; and 

  • any other surface transportation infrastructure project that the Secretary considers to be necessary to advance the goal of the program. 

Deadline for FY22: April 14, 2022 (selections will be announced no later than August 12, 2022)

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Funding: $3,000,000,000

Description: To provide funds for the mitigation or elimination of hazards at railway highway crossings. 

Eligible Recipients

  • States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and other United States territories and possessions;

  • Political subdivision of a state;

  • Federally recognized Indian Tribe;

  • A unit of local government or a group of local governments;

  • A public port authority;

  • A metropolitan planning organization;

  • A group of the entities described above.

Eligible Uses

  • Grade separation or closure, including through the use of a bridge, embankment, tunnel, or combination thereof;

  • Track relocation;

  • Improvement or installation of protective devices, signals, signs, or other; 

  • Measures  to improve safety related to a separation, closure, or track relocation project;

  • Other means to improve the safety if related to the mobility of people and goods at highway-rail grade crossings (including technological solutions);

  • The planning, environmental review, and design of an eligible project type.

Deadline: October 4, 2022

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Funding: $5,000,000,000 

Description: To make grants to eligible entities, States, and Tribes to prevent outages and enhance the resilience of the electric grid

Eligible Recipients: Electric Grid Operators, Electricity Storage Operators, Electricity Generators, Transmission Owners and Operators, Distribution Providers, Fuel Suppliers, States, Tribes 

Eligible Uses: To carry out activities that are supplemental to existing hardening efforts and reduce the risk of power lines causing a wildfire; or reduce the likelihood and consequences of disruptive events. 

Deadline: TBA. Estimated application opening date, 3th quarter 2022

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Funding: $2,250,000,000

Description: Grants to invest in the modernization and expansion of U.S. ports to remove bottlenecks, ensure long-term competitiveness, resilience, and sustainability while reducing impacts to the environment and neighboring communities. 

Eligible Recipients: A port authority, a commission or its subdivision or agent under existing authority, a State or political subdivision of a State or local government, an Indian Tribe, a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States, a special purpose district with a transportation function, a multistate or multijurisdictional group of entities, or a lead entity described above jointly with a private entity or group of private entities (including the owners or operators of a facility, or collection of facilities, at a port).

Eligible Uses: Projects that improve the resiliency of ports to address sea-level rise, flooding, extreme weather events, earthquakes, and tsunami inundation, as well as projects that reduce or eliminate port-related criteria pollutant or greenhouse gas emissions, including projects for:

1. Port electrification or electrification master planning;

2. Harbor craft or equipment replacements/retrofits;

3. Development of port or terminal micro-grids;

4. Providing idling reduction infrastructure;

5. Purchase of cargo handling equipment and related infrastructure;

6. Worker training to support electrification technology;

7. Installation of port bunkering facilities from ocean-going vessels for fuels;

8. Electric vehicle charge or hydrogen refueling infrastructure for drayage, and medium or heavy-duty trucks and locomotives that service the port and related grid upgrades;

9. Other related to port activities including charging infrastructure, electric rubber-tired gantry cranes, and anti-idling technologies;

10. Activities to ensure the cybersecurity of information technology and operational technology of port systems;

11. As well as projects under 46 U.S.C. 50302 which States Funds for the Port Infrastructure Development Program are awarded on a competitive basis to projects that improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port.

Deadline for FY22: May 16, 2022

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Funding: $100,000,000

Description: Grantees deliver technical assistance to businesses – including those communities with environmental justice concerns – to identify and adopt source reduction practices and technologies that benefit businesses, communities, and local economies. Pollution Prevention means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise being released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.

Eligible Recipients: States, state entities (colleges and universities recognized as instrumentalities of the state), the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the U.S., and federally recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

Eligible Uses: Specific technical assistance available to businesses seeking information about source reduction opportunities, including funding for experts to provide on-site technical advice to businesses and to assist in the development of source reduction plans; targeted assistance to businesses for whom lack of information is an impediment to source reduction; or training in source reduction techniques (where such training may be provided through local engineering schools or other appropriate means).

Deadline for FY22:Closed

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Funding: $68,864,631 

Description: Provides funding for comprehensive or site-specific planning projects to examine ways to improve economic development and ridership potential, foster multimodal connectivity and accessibility, improve transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, engage the private sector, identify infrastructure needs, and enable mixed-use development near transit stations. Planning projects must be associated with a new fixed guideway or core capacity transit project.

Eligible Recipients: State or local governmental authorities. Applicants and eventual grant recipients under this program must be FTA grantees as of the publication date of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). A proposer must either be the project sponsor of an eligible transit capital project as defined above or an entity with land use planning authority in an eligible transit capital project corridor.

Eligible Uses: Grants are available to assist in financing comprehensive or site-specific planning associated with eligible projects that seek to:

  • Enhance economic development, ridership, and other goals established during the project development and engineering processes

  • Facilitate multimodal connectivity and accessibility

  • Increase access to transit hubs for pedestrian and bicycle traffic

  • Enable mixed-use development

  • Identify infrastructure needs associated with the eligible project

  • Include private sector participation

Deadline: July 25, 2022

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Funding: $150,000,000

Description: Provides funding to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris. 

Eligible Recipients: State, local, tribal, and territory governments whose activities affect research or regulation of marine debris; institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations; or commercial (for-profit) organizations with expertise in a field related to marine debris

Eligible Uses: Removal and cleanup of significant legacy debris such as abandoned and derelict vessels and derelict fishing gear, as well other priority debris types, that pose a threat to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration trust resources, the economy or navigation safety. Prevention of the re-accumulation of marine debris, as well as preventing common consumer debris from entering the marine environment. Assessment of the scope, scale, and distribution of marine debris in the environment through marine debris monitoring and detection investments.

Deadline: September 30, 2022

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Funding: $400,000,000

Description: Funds projects that eliminate in-stream barriers to restore fish passage while applying a watershed approach that addresses fish passage barriers throughout a waterway/ecosystem, and increases resilience to climate change by removing or improving outdated infrastructure.

Eligible Recipients: Institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local, and Native American tribal governments.

Eligible Uses: Proposed activities may include future project development and feasibility studies, engineering and design, permitting, on-the-ground fish passage restoration, pre- and post-removal implementation monitoring, stakeholder engagement, building the capacity of new and existing restoration partners to manage multi-faceted project design and construction, and education and outreach.

Deadline: August 15, 2022

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