US DOT Rail Vehicle Replacement Program

Posted: October 19, 2022

Deadline: January 5, 2023

Grantor: US DOT Federal Transit Administration

Additional Information

The Competitive Grants for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program (Rail Program) assists States and local governmental authorities in funding capital projects to replace rail rolling stock. The purpose of the Rail Program is to modernize America’s transit system, focusing on maintaining a State of Good Repair for fixed-guideway rail transit. Eligible projects are the replacement of rail rolling stock.

For the purposes of this program, rail rolling stock is defined as revenue service, passenger carrying vehicles, or propulsion (locomotives) vehicles necessary for the provision of rail public transportation.  The program is a set-aside of the State of Good Repair Formula Grants Program (49 U.S.C. 5337).

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity here:

FTA will host a webinar on November 3, 2022 to discuss the requirements of the funding opportunity and how to apply.


Eligible recipients are state and local government authorities in urbanized areas (UZAs) that are eligible for State of Good Repair Formula Funding (Section 5337).


The federal share is not to exceed 80 percent of the net project cost. The maximum share of the grant funding cannot exceed 50 percent of the net project cost.

How to Apply

Submit applications via FTA-2023-001-TPM-RAIL

All applicants must complete the attached supplemental form and attach it to their submission in


For any questions, please contact the Competitive Grants for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program manager, Donna Iken, by phone at 202–366–8076, or by email at

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