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Funding: $350,000,000 

Description: Supports projects that seek to reduce the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions, and in carrying out that purpose, improve habitat connectivity 

Eligible Recipients: State highway agency (or equivalent), Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Local government, Regional transportation authority, Special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, Indian Tribe, Federal land management agency

Eligible Uses: Projects to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions 

Deadline: TBA

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Funding: $150,000,000 

Description: Assists in the financing of capital projects to support passenger ferry systems in urbanized areas, such as ferry vessels, terminals, and related infrastructure

Eligible Recipients: States, Counties, Cities / Townships, Special Districts, Tribal Governments (federally recognized) 

Eligible Uses: Capital 

Deadline: September 6, 2022

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Funding: $33,390,947,107

Description: Makes federal resources available to urbanized areas and to governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning. 

Eligible Recipients: States, Counties, Cities / Townships, Special Districts, Tribal Governments (federally recognized)

Eligible Uses: Planning, Capital, Operating Assistance

State Administering Agency: CTDOT

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Funding: $1,250,000,000

Description: Provides federal credit assistance in the form of direct loans, loan guarantees, and standby lines of credit to finance surface transportation projects of national and regional significance.

Eligible Recipients: States (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), localities, or other public authorities, as well as private entities undertaking projects sponsored by public authorities

Eligible Uses: Surface transportation projects, including highway, transit, intercity passenger rail, some types of freight rail, intermodal freight transfer facilities, and some modifications inside a port terminal, and electrification of buses, ferries, trains, and associated infrastructure. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law specifically provides new eligibilityunder the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program for airport projects and expanded authority for transit-oriented development.

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Funding: $72,000,000,000 

Description: Provides funding to States and local governments for a wide range of eligible surface transportation improvements, with flexibility to best address State and local transportation needs. 

Eligible Recipients: Formula funding to States, District of Columbia

Eligible Uses: The Surface Transportation Block Grant Program is available for the roughly one million miles of Federal-aid highways, for bridges on any public road, and for transit capital projects. This includes projects such as federal-aid bridge repair; highway and bridge rehabilitation and construction; off-system bridge repair; pedestrian, bicycle, and recreational trails; and other activities.  

State Administering AgencyConnecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)

Learn More: Here and Here. Municipalities should contact their Regional Councils of Governments (COGs) with questions.

Funding: $500,000,000

Description: Provides funding for demonstration projects that incorporate innovative transportation technologies or uses of data to improve transportation efficiency and safety.

Eligible Recipients

  • a State; 

  • a political subdivision of a State; 

  • a Tribal government; 

  • a public transit agency or authority; 

  • a public toll authority; 

  • a metropolitan planning organization; and 

  • a group of 2 or more eligible entities detailed above, applying through a single lead applicant.

Eligible Uses: SMART grant may be used to carry out a project that demonstrates at least one of the following:  

  • Coordinated automation

  • Connected vehicles

  • Sensors

  • Systems integration

  • Delivery/logistics

  • Innovative aviation

  • Smart grid

  • Traffic signals

Deadline: November 18, 2022

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Funding: $21,640,412,832 

Description: To assist in funding capital projects for existing fixed guideway systems (including rail, bus rapid transit, and passenger ferries) and high intensity motorbus systems (buses operating in high-occupancy vehicle lanes) to maintain public transportation systems in a state of good repair and to ensure public transit operates safely, efficiently, reliably, and sustainably so that communities can offer balanced transportation choices that helps to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and encourage economic development.

Eligible Recipients: States, Counties, Cities / Townships, Special Districts, Tribal Governments (federally recognized) 

Eligible Uses: Capital 

State Administering Agency: CTDOT

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Funding: $2,000,000,000

Description: Supports projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life. A project will be designated as rural if it is located:

  • In an Urbanized Area (UA) that had a population less than 200,000 in the 2010 Census, or

  • In a Census designated Urban Cluster, or

  • Outside an UA.

Eligible Recipients: State, Regional transportation planning organizations, Local governments, Tribal governments

Eligible Uses: Highway, bridge, or tunnel projects eligible under the National Highway Performance Program, Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, or the Tribal Transportation Program; highway freight project eligible under the National Highway Performance Program; highway safety improvement project; project on a publicly-owned highway or bridge improving access to certain facilities that support the economy of a rural area; integrated mobility management system, transportation demand management system, or on-demand mobility services 

Deadline for FY22: May 23, 2022

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Funding: $250,000,000

Description: To provide operating assistance to initiate, restore, or enhance intercity passenger rail service.

Eligible Recipients: States, including the District of Columbia; An entty implementng an interstate compact; A public agency/publicly chartered authority established by 1 or more States; A politcal subdivision of a State; Federally recognized Indian Tribe; Amtrak & Other Intercity Passenger Rail Carriers; Rail Carriers in partnership with at least 1 of the enttes described above.

Eligible Uses: (1) Establishing new services; (2) additional frequencies; (3) service extensions; (4) offering new on-board services. Examples of eligible expenses can include: train engineer staffing, fuel, train dispatching, station management, and overhead.

Deadline: TBA

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Funding: $400,000,000

Description: Provides funding to test, evaluate, and deploy projects that reduce port-related emissions from idling trucks. 

Eligible Recipients: TBD

Eligible Uses: Described above

Deadline: TBA

Learn More: TBA