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

Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program
Applications Due: March 20, 2020
The Agriculture Innovation Center Program makes grants to Agriculture Innovation Centers that then provide technical and business development assistance to agricultural producers seeking to engage in making or producing Value-Added agricultural products.


Infrastructure Use by EVs and Emission Impacts of EVs in TNCs
Monday, October 28 – 10:00 AM ET
Key findings that will be discussed in this webinar will include the role of residential electricity pricing and the substitution between home and workplace charging observed particularly when the latter is free, and how improvements in vehicle technology will impact charging behavior and thereby demand for infrastructure. If electric range of the plug-in electric vehicle is high (more than 200 miles for most vehicles), demand for workplace and public infrastructure would be different compared to what is observed now.
Access and Mobility for All Summit
Tuesday, October 29 – 1:00 PM ET at U.S. DOT Headquarters
The summit is intended to raise awareness of DOT and government-wide efforts to improve access and mobility for people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income. The summit will include keynote remarks from Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and discussions with leaders across academia, industry and government as well as a showcase of innovations enabling expanded access to mobility for people with disabilities.

How the City of Minneapolis Is Addressing Equity in Shared Mobility
October 31, 2:00-2:30 PM ET
Although advances in technology are giving people more options to move around than ever before, vulnerable residents, many of whom already face mobility barriers, find it difficult to access these services because they require a smartphone and bank account. Like other cities across the country, the City of Minneapolis knows it has to address the impact of fast-changing mobility technology. On this Eno Center for Transportation webinar, Danielle Elkins and Alexander Kado from the City of Minneapolis will share their team’s work to understand and address these gaps by developing new low-income programs for shared mobility.

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Connected Vehicle Pilot
Monday, November 4 – 4:00 PM ET
The NYCDOT leads the New York City Pilot, which aims to improve the safety of travelers and pedestrians in the city through the deployment of V2V and V2I connected vehicle technologies. This objective directly aligns with the city’s Vision Zero initiative.

One Year Out: 2020 Elections
November 5, 11:00-12:00 PM ET
As we count down to the 2020 election, Bloomberg Government analysts are pulling together the data and identifying the races to watch. With the primaries around the corner this webinar will discuss the current state of Congress, the pre-election landscape in Washington, and more. Join Bloomberg Government senior reporter and resident election guru, Greg Giroux, for a look ahead to the 2020 elections and its surrounding implications. Register today!

2019 Consortium for Scenario Planning Conference
November 6-8, Registration open until October 25 
This is the last chance to sign up  for the 2019 Consortium for Scenario Planning Conference hosted by the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) in Hartford, Connecticut. Centered around “Paths to Resilience,” this year’s event will feature tracks for newcomers, regional planners, and both transportation and climate specialists — as well as a walking tour and a participant-driven “Unconference” session.

ITS UCSAVIS: Gentrification and Displacement Near Los Angeles Rail Transit Stations
Wednesday, November 6 – 10:00 AM ET
This webinar will summarize findings from a project aimed at addressing new rail transit and its relationship with the displacement of low-income residents in near-rail neighborhoods. The Los Angeles metropolitan area presents an ideal study area for analyzing transit-oriented development (TOD) and potential displacement.
Managing 21st Century Mobility
Wednesday, November 6 – 1:00 PM ET
INRIX will discuss their latest findings from their research study that ranks the top USA, UK and German cities where micromobility has the most potential as a short-range transportation option. Attendees will also get a firsthand look at the new INRIX Road Rules platform and will learn how to better manage emerging mobility options like dockless bikes/scooters, TNCs and AVs.
Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities
Wednesday, November 20 – 2:00 PM ET
In this webinar attendees will learn about the benefits of walking that extend beyond individual physical health. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking and walkability such how walkability. Also included in this webinar are social benefits correlated with walkable communities.

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.