US Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants

The US Department of Transportation (DOT)’s mission is to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets the country’s vital national interests and enhances the quality of life. DOT awards grants through its operating administrations to organizations and groups for specific aims that support this mission and address present and future transportation needs and methods.

Examples of DOT grants include:

Metropolitan and Statewide Planning – These grants are administered by the Federal Transit Administration and provide funding to support cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive planning for making transportation investment decisions in metropolitan areas and statewide.

Waterfront Rail Reconstruction Project – The Federal Railroad Administration administers these grants. This funding source is available to stabilize the alignment, update and, where necessary, replace wayside equipment, reconstruct and upgrade track work, and create an electrification-ready rail line, including electric streetcar and trolley vehicles.