Grants and Opportunities


Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
Applications Accepted Year Round
This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial, or business undertakings. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.

FY 2019 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program
Applications Due: November 4
Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals:

  1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood
  2. People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education
  3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.


TMIP Reports on Big Data Are Now Online
Information on GPS, Mobile Phone Data for Origin-Destination Analysis, and data from Emerging Technologies for Transportation Applications: Puget Sound Region Case Study are now available on TMIP’s website through the FHWA.

FTA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Project Management Oversight Rule
Thursday, October 3th – 1:30 PM ET
FTA will conduct a webinar on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Project Management Oversight (PMO) rule.  The rule would redefine a “major capital project” as a new rail transit or bus rapid transit project — or an extension, rehabilitation or modernization of an existing transit system — with a total project cost of $300 million or more and with a federal investment of $100 million or more. The previous threshold defined a major capital project as a project costing $100 million or more but did not include federal support as a factor.

Regional Planning and Health: How MPOs Are Using Regional Transportation Planning to Advance Health
Wednesday, October 9th – 2:00 PM ET
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are some of the most influential agencies that most people have never heard of. In this free webinar, the first of two on MPOs and health, we will provide an overview of MPO long-range regional transportation planning and how MPOs can include health in these processes.

Transportation Planning Innovations and Health: How MPOs Are Combining Core Skills and Creativity to Advance Health
In this free webinar, the second of two on MPOs and health, we will provide an overview of a range of creative and inspiring approaches that MPOs are taking to benefit healthy and thriving neighborhoods. MPOs across the country are engaging in an array of activities that promote health and support communities.

FHWA New Webinar Series: Sustainable Pavement Systems
Thursday, October 17th – 2:30 PM ET
The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all stages of the pavement life cycle. This is a 10-part free webinar series which also offers professional development credit hours. 

America Walks Webinar Series: October Free Webinar on The Walkable Campus: Mobility Options for Higher Ed
Tuesday, October 9th – 2:00 PM ET
The Walkable Campus: Mobility Options for Higher Ed
webinar will explore examples of how universities and colleges are promoting walkability and movability in their communities. College and university campuses are thought of as microcosms of society, and, like their larger counterparts, they often have similar issues concerning walking and active transportation and provide valuable lessons for larger scale applications.

FY 2020 Marine Debris Removal
Applications Due: December 4
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program supports the development and implementation of locally-driven, marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Projects awarded through this grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological benefits and habitat improvements through on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with highest priority for those targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements, with the typical funding level for the federal share of project awards ranging from $50,000 to $150,000.