|State or Federal?|
The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. This notice solicits applications for awards under the program’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
The Department is focusing the competition on transportation infrastructure projects that support four key objectives:
(1) Supporting economic vitality at the national and regional level;
(2) Leveraging Federal funding to attract non-Federal sources of infrastructure investment;
(3) Deploying innovative technology, encouraging innovative approaches to project delivery, and incentivizing the use of innovative financing; and
(4) Holding grant recipients accountable for their performance.
|Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government|
Eligible applicants for INFRA grants are 1) a State or group of States; 2) a metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) with a population of more than 200,000 individuals; 3) a unit of local government or group of local governments; 4) a political subdivision of a State or local government; 5) a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; 6) a Federal land management agency that applies jointly with a State or group of States; 7) a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; or 8) a multi-State or multi-jurisdictional group of public entities.
Multiple States or jurisdictions that submit a joint application should identify a lead applicant as the primary point of contact. Each applicant in a joint application must be an Eligible Applicant. Joint applications must include a description of the roles and responsibilities of each applicant and must be signed by each applicant.
|Most Recent/Current Due Date|
|Feb 25, 2020|
|Due Date Notes|
|The Department is requesting applications by February 25, 2020 to ensure sufficient time for a comprehensive evaluation process in advance of a statutorily mandated deadline to make selections.|
|Most Recent RFP Release Date|
|Jan 13, 2020|
|Total Possible Multi-Year Award|
|INFRA grants may be used for up to 60 percent of future eligible project costs. Other Federal assistance may satisfy the non-Federal share requirement for an INFRA grant, but total Federal assistance for a project receiving an INFRA grant may not exceed 80 percent of future eligible project costs. Non-Federal sources include State funds originating from programs funded by State revenue, local funds originating from State or local revenue-funded programs, private funds or other funding sources of non-Federal origins.|
|Department of Transportation|
|Total Amount Available for All Grants|
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