US DOT Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program

Posted: July 13, 2022

Deadline: October 4, 2022

Grantor: US Department of Transportation

Additional Information

This program provides funding for highway-rail or pathway-rail grade crossing improvement projects that focus on improving the safety and mobility of people and goods. 

The NOFO is now available here: 2022-07-06-Railroad-Crossing-Elimination-FR-NOFO

Register: Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Webinar on Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:30:00 PM EDT

Eligible Projects: 

  • Grade separation or closure, including through the use of a bridge, embankment, tunnel, or combination thereof;
  • Track relocation;
  • Improvement or installation of protective devices, signals, signs, or other; 
  • Measures  to improve safety related to a separation, closure, or track relocation project;
  • Other means to improve the safety if related to the mobility of people and goods at highway-rail grade crossings (including technological solutions);
  • The planning, environmental review, and design of an eligible project type.

FRA representatives also underscored that 3% of the program is dedicated just to planning projects, which should help some communities navigate cost barriers and explore good ideas that lead to future projects. Other set-asides include for rural and tribal areas, which will receive no less than 20% of funding, and for crossing safety and education programs (0.25%).

There is a 20% non-federal matching share.

Need more information or technical assistance?

Check out GoRail's Rail Grant Hub for more rail-related grants through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Contact: Christy Sammon at csammon@gorail.org

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