Federal Grants

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USDOT Issues Grants for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

The department issued $830 million in grants for improving roads, bridges, and other infrastructure vulnerable to extreme weather and other climate impacts.

April 15, 2024 - Spectrum News 1

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Small Cities at Disadvantage to Win Federal Safe Street Grants

Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law aimed at making streets safer is being awarded through a competitive grant program, but it’s not going to the communities that need it most, an investigation shows.

February 29, 2024 - USA Today

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Free ‘Bootcamps’ Help Small Cities Secure Federal Grants for Infrastructure

Participants in the Local Infrastructure Hub bootcamps have a 40 percent success rate on federal grant applications for transportation, climate, food mitigation, rail, and broadband projects.

February 4, 2024 - Route Fifty

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Tampa Road Safety Efforts Pay Off

The city’s Vision Zero initiative, bolstered by federal Safe Streets funds, has led to a significant drop in traffic deaths.

January 24, 2024 - Tampa Free Press

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Federal Grants for Passenger Rail Top $8 Billion

The Federal Railroad Administration announced the grants to dozens of projects for expanding or building new rail corridors.

December 11, 2023 - Mass Transit

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San Antonio Awarded Federal Grant for Bike Lanes

The $16 grant will fund a two-way, separated bike lane in the city’s downtown.

November 26, 2023 - San Antonio Current

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USDOT Awards New Round of Safe Streets Grants

Over 200 cities and towns will receive $82 million for Complete Streets and other road safety planning and demonstration programs.

November 15, 2023 - Governing

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Report Evaluates Equity in Federal Infrastructure Grants

The report indicates that large formula funding programs tend to support the status quo, reinforcing car-centric planning and inequitable spending patterns.

October 30, 2023 - Governing

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Tampa Awarded Federal Transit Planning Grant

The city will use the money to open a new office aimed at guiding major transit projects in the region.

October 19, 2023 - Tampa Bay Times

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Federal Grant Supports Rail Vehicle Modernization

The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of Rail Vehicle Replacement grants.

October 13, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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USDOT Federal Grant Program Will Fund Wildlife Crossings

The funding will support projects that reduce the risk of vehicle-wildlife collisions and improve habitat connectivity.

April 13, 2023 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

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Federal SMART Grants Awarded for Transportation Safety, Equity Projects

The grant program focuses on the use of technology to improve safety, accessibility, and efficiency in transportation.

March 21, 2023 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

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Environmental Justice Advocates Criticize Federal Assessment Tool

A tool designed to guide federal grant distribution may not prioritize the highest-need communities, while conflicting grant guidelines create challenges for local agencies.

March 9, 2023 - Route Fifty

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New Federal Grant Program Supports Transit-Oriented Housing

Local governments can apply for part of a $5 million program aimed at helping them identify appropriate sites, preserve affordable housing, and build more housing near transit.

February 21, 2023 - Route Fifty

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EPA Grants Target Environmental Justice

The agency will administer $100 million in grants to cities, states, and tribal nations as part of the Biden administration’s Justice40 initiative.

January 12, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Federal Grants to Fund Zoning Reform Efforts

The ‘Yes In My Backyard’ grants are designed to help cities identify the most effective avenues for increasing density and spurring more housing construction in historically reluctant neighborhoods.

January 9, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Federal Grants Fund Tribal Relocation Efforts

Tribal communities threatened by climate change are opting to relocate or engage in ‘managed retreat’ to save their villages from sea level rise, erosion, flooding, and other climate impacts.

January 4, 2023 - The Daily Yonder

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Feeling the Impact of Federal TOD Grants

Grants aimed at stimulating development and increased density along transit lines are starting to make a difference in cities around the country.

December 26, 2022 - Governing

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$1.2 Billion in Federal Funding Sought for Boston-Area Road Project

The city of Boston and Massachusetts Department of Transportation have applied to a $5 billion federal grant program aimed at ‘unusually large and complex projects.’

May 31, 2022 - Streetsblog Mass

Red Lynx bus in operation on Vineland Avenue in Orlando, Florida in April 2021.

Central Florida Wins $300,000 Transit-Oriented Development Grant

A federal grant designed to address climate change and environmental justice will help fund nine new bus rapid transit stations in Central Florida.

February 14, 2022 - Bungalower

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