Description: The U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced up to $2,283,150,000 (+$2.2 billion) for FY2022 for the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program for projects not located on the Northeast Corridor (the “FSP-National Program”).
- Improve American passenger rail assets to expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service, including privately operated intercity passenger rail service if an eligible applicant is involved, reduce the state of good repair backlog, improve performance, and enhance rail safety.
- Improve safety, economic strength and global competitiveness, equity, climate and sustainability, and transformation, consistent with U.S. DOT’s strategic goals.
- Award projects that align with the President’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, promote energy efficiency, support fiscally responsible land use and efficient transportation design, increase climate resilience, support domestic manufacturing, and reduce pollution.
- Award projects that address environmental justice, particularly for communities that disproportionally experience climate change-related consequences.
- Fund projects that, to the extent possible, target at least 40 percent of resources and benefits towards low-income communities, disadvantaged communities, communities underserved by affordable transportation, or overburdened communities.
- Fund projects that proactively address racial equity and barriers to opportunity, including automobile dependence as a form of barrier, or redress prior inequities and barriers to opportunity. There is no minimum or maximum award amount.
- Fund rural projects that address deteriorating conditions and disproportionately high fatality rates and transportation costs in rural communities.
Link to Program Website:
FY2022 for the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program for projects not located on the Northeast Corridor
Link to the Northeast Corridor Commission Website:
Eligible Applicants: State, CRCOG, Municipalities, Others
Applications are due March 7, 2023 (electronically through Grants.gov)
Non-Federal Cost-Share: 20%, can be comprised of state, local, and /or private sector funding