Transportation Funding Sources

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The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this resource to help local governments navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. Sources are broken out by category below.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.

Funding Sources

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Program Agency Type Eligibility Deadline
Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) US Department of Agriculture  Grants Transportation Fueling Facilities, Fuel Distribution Facilities 11/21/2022
New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Guide Nationwide Expansion and Enhancement of Intercity Passenger Rail Service US Department of Transportation Grants Local Governments  
Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Federal Railroad Administration Grants State Governments, Territories, Local Governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations 10/4/2022
Ferry Service for Rural Communities Federal Transit Administration Grants State Governments, Territories 9/6/2022
Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program Federal Transit Administration Grants State Governments, Tribal Governments, Local Governments, Counties, Municipalities, Special Districts

9/6/2022

Reconnecting Communities Grant Program US Department of Transportation Grants State Governments, Tribal Governments, Local Governments, Nonprofits, Metropolitan Planning Organizations 10/13/2022
Passenger Ferry Grant Program Federal Transit Administration Grants State Governments, Tribal Governments 9/6/2022
Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Grant Program Colorado Department of Local Affairs Grants Tribal Governments, Local Governments, Housing Authorities, Economic Development Entities, Nonprofits, Businesses 9/30/2022
DOE Electric Vehicles for American Low Carbon Living FTA Grants Government entities, transit agencies June 13, 2022
FEMA Transit Security Grant Program FEMA Grants Government entities, transit agencies June 13, 2022
Standard Development for Bus Exportable Power Systems FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity USDOT Grants Local Governments June 13, 2022
New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Guide Nationwide Expansion and Enhancement of Intercity Passenger Rail Service USDOT Grants Local Governments  
US Department of Transportation RAISE Grant (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) USDOT Grants Local Governments  
USDA Technical Assistance Grants to Improve Rural Transportation Systems USDA Grants Local Governments  
Safe Routes to Schools CDOT Grants Local Governments  
Charge Ahead Colorado CEO Grants Public and private entities  
CDOT Can Do Community Telework Program CDOT Grants Local Governments  
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Grant Program CDOT Grants Government entities, transit agencies, non-profits  
$8B in Grants for U.S. Airports FAA Grants Direct allocation to airports