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Notice of Funding Opportunity- Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

July 18, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing more than $573 million in available grant funding this year alone for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program. This new competitive discretionary grant program – which will help improve safety, eliminate lengthy delays at railroad crossings in communities across the country and ultimately lower the costs of transporting goods, making them more affordable for American families – was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will be administered by the Federal Railroad Administration.

The Railroad Crossing Elimination Program will fund projects that create grade separations – such as overpasses and underpasses – as well as closures, track relocations, and improvement or installation of warning devices at crossings if related to a separation or relocation project. Planning, environmental review, and other preliminary design elements are also eligible for grant funding.

Grants may be awarded for planning projects, construction and Highway-rail grade crossing safety information and education programs.

At least 20% of the total grant funds available will be made available for projects located in Rural Areas or on Tribal Lands.

Minimum grant award is $1,000,000 except for planning projects.

Eligible Applicants are States, Tribes, local governments, public port authority, metropolitan planning organizations among others.

Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program Fact sheet

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Railroad Crossing Elimination Program (NOFO)

Application Deadline is October 4th2022.

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