Funding: $5,000,000,000 

Description: Supports large, complex projects that are difficult to fund by other means and likely to generate national or regional economic, mobility, or safety benefits. 

Eligible Recipients: (A) a State or a group of States; (B) a metropolitan planning organization; (C) a unit of local government; (D) a political subdivision of a State; (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 subparagraphs (A) through (F); and (H) a group of entities described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (G)

Eligible Uses: Projects eligible under the Megaprojects program include—

  • a highway or bridge project carried out on— 

    • the National Multimodal Freight Network of title 49, United States Code; 

    • the National Highway Freight Network, United States Code; or 

    • the National Highway System, United States Code; 

  • a freight intermodal (including public ports) or freight rail project that provides a public benefit; 

  • a railway-highway grade separation or elimination project; 

  • an intercity passenger rail project; and 

  • certain public transportation projects that are eligible for Federal Transit Administration funding of title 49, United States Code 

Deadline for FY22: May 23, 2022

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Funding: $1,000,000,000

Description: Provides supplemental funding for grants to a State, local government, or an Indian Tribe on a competitive basis for projects that replace, remove, and/or repair culverts or weirs.

Eligible Recipients: Recipients: (1) A State; (2) a unit of local government; or (3) an Indian Tribe. 

Eligible Uses: Establish an annual competitive grant program to award grants to eligible entities for projects for the replacement, removal, and repair of culverts or weirs that— ‘‘(1) would meaningfully improve or restore fish passage for anadromous fish; and (2) with respect to weirs, may include-- (A) infrastructure to facilitate fish passage around or over the weir; and (B) weir improvements.”

Deadline: TBA

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Funding: $50,000,000

Description: To support the creation of coalitions and partnerships among communities, groups, and localities - especially those that have been traditionally underserved - to address various marine debris challenges. 

Eligible Recipients: Sea Grant Programs

Eligible Uses: Projects may include (but are not limited to):

  • Partnering with local businesses and business associations (e.g. food service, tourism, waterfront, etc.) to identify marine debris control points in their operations, determine alternative materials and processes that reduce debris generation, and implement cost effective replacement strategies.

  • Establishing/scaling formal educational initiatives that engage students and schools in efforts that learn about and address marine debris and its sources in their communities. Conducting outreach to local commercial and recreational fishers related to derelict fishing gear, marine debris, waste management, and port reception facilities. Establish and encourage net pick-up and disposal options for fishers, boaters, and other ocean users to bring derelict fishing gear ashore.

  • Supporting community efforts to identify local sources of microplastics and microfibers and mitigate their release into local waterways. Generating resources that increase awareness of microplastics and microfibers for a wide range of audiences from the public to policymakers. 

  • Partnering with municipalities to improve waste and stormwater management to prevent debris from reaching local waterways. Assist these communities to establish or improve their recycling practices. 

  • Engaging communities to get involved with local and state rulemaking processes. Continue to support efforts that reduce the use of single use and disposable plastics.

Deadlines: Letters of Intent due August 16, 2022. Full Proposals due September 15, 2022.

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Funding: $50,000,000

Description: Supports innovative research to application projects that will address the prevention and removal of marine debris.

Eligible Recipients: Sea Grant College Programs, Sea Grant Institutional Programs, and Sea Grant Coherent Area Programs. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant program.

Eligible Uses: Proposals may address (but are not limited to) innovative interception and/or removal technologies, reusable systems, microplastics, and/or nanoplastics

Deadlines: Letters of intent must be submitted by August 9, 2022. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2022.

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Funding: $250,000,000

Description: Assists in the financing of capital projects for the purchase of electric or low-emitting ferry vessels that reduce emissions by using alternative fuels or on-board energy storage systems and related charging infrastructure to reduce emissions or produce zero onboard emissions under normal operation.

Eligible Recipients: Any eligible recipient of 5307 or 5311 funding

Eligible Uses: Capital 

Deadline: September 6, 2022

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Funding: $106,000,000

Description: The Long Island Sound Program supports the implementation of a comprehensive plan to protect and restore water quality, habitat, and living resources in Long Island Sound, working with state and local governments, the private sector, user groups, and the general public. A significant amount of this funding is channeled through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation manages the Long Island Sound Futures Fund in partnership with the Long Island Sound Study through EPA’s Long Island Sound Office. A number of stakeholders review proposals and provide technical assistance to applicants and recipients.

Eligible Recipients: Broad Eligibilities. 

Eligible Uses: The Long Island Sound Program implements the Long Island Sound Study Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (Long Island Sound Study). The program also assists the states of Connecticut and New York and other public or nonprofit entities in implementation, research, planning, enforcement, and citizen involvement and education related to reducing pollution and improving the quality of the environment to sustain living resources in the Long Island Sound.

Deadline: Closed. May 19, 2022

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Funding: $7,250,000,000

Description: Awards competitive grants for 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

Eligible Recipients: State or group of states; metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) with a population of more than 200,000 individuals; unit of local government or group of local governments; political subdivision of a state or local government; special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; federal land management agency that applies jointly with a state or group of states; tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; multi-state or multijurisdictional group of public entities.

Eligible Uses: Projects that improve safety, generate economic benefits, reduce congestion, enhance resiliency, and hold the greatest promise to eliminate freight bottlenecks and improve critical freight movements. 

Deadline for FY22: May 23, 2022

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Funding: $585,000,000 

Description: Provides grants for technical, planning, design, and construction assistance for repairing, removing, or rehabilitating eligible high hazard non-federal dams.

Eligible Recipients: States (each state submits one application to FEMA for funding on behalf of sub-recipients). Eligible subrecipients, which are limited to non-federal government or nonprofit entities, apply for and receive subawards directly from the relevant state agency if the state agency accept applications from subapplicants.

Eligible Uses: Eligible activities include repair, removal, or any other structural or nonstructural measures to rehabilitate an eligible high hazard potential dam. 

Deadline: July 15, 2022

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Funding: Authorizes $500,000,000 (requires appropriations)

Description: To help mitigate urban heat islands, improve air quality, and reduce the extent of impervious surfaces, stormwater runoff and flood risks, and heat impacts to infrastructure and road users. At least 80% of funds must go to projects in urbanized areas.

Eligible Recipients: States; metropolitan planning organizations; local governments; Tribal governments; nonprofit organizations working in coordination with another one of these entities

Eligible Uses: Provides financial assistance to conduct planning activities related to or for deploying cool pavements, porous pavements, and expanding tree cover

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Funding: $500,000,000

Description: Provides funding to make energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fueled vehicle upgrades and improvements at public schools.

Eligible Recipients: Consortium of One Local Education Agency and one or more Schools, Non-Profits, For-Profits, and Community Partners

Eligible Uses: Energy efficiency (envelope, HVAC, lighting, controls, etc.), ventilation, renewable energy, alternative vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure improvements.

Deadline: 3rd quarter 2022. 

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