Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant

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Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant

The Federal Railroad Administration announces the availability of funding to leverage private, state and local investments to support safety enhancements and general improvements to infrastructure for both intercity passenger and freight railroads. Qualified projects are those that improve railroad safety, efficiency, and reliability; mitigate congestion at both intercity passenger and freight rail chokepoints; enhance multi-modal connections; and lead to new or substantially improved passenger rail transportation corridors. Eligible rail safety projects include, but are not limited to, grade crossing enhancements, rail line relocations and improvements, and deployment of railroad safety technology.

Eligible Applicants: States, groups of states, public agency or publicly chartered authority, political subdivisions of the state, Amtrak or other rail carrier that provides rail transportation, a Class II or Class III railroad, University transportation centers engaged in rail-related research, or non-profit labor organizations representing a class or craft of employees of Rail Carriers or Rail Carrier contractors.

Maximum Grant Request: There is no minimum/maximum grant dollar thresholds. Total funding available is $244,621,500.

Match: There is no specified match, although applicants are strongly encouraged to identify other state, local, private, public or financing support to maximize competitiveness.

Deadline: October 18, 2019

Contact:  Frances Bourne, 202-493-6366,

For further information or assistance in applying for this or other funding opportunities, contact KLJ at 701-355-8400