Funding Opportunities

Memphis MPO Funding Opportunities

Under the guidance of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Tennessee and Mississippi Departments of Transportation (TDOT and MDOT), the Memphis MPO is responsible for managing several federal transportation funding programs that are available to eligible project recipients throughout the Region. These programs fund various surface transportation projects that support the Region's vision for the future of the regional transportation system. The MPO will continue to notify eligible project recipients of available funding opportunities for funding programs managed by the MPO.

Additional Funding Opportunities

In addition to the federal transportation funding programs managed by the MPO, there are funding programs managed by separate entities that area available to eligible project recipients throughout the Region. Current funding opportunities that are managed by separate entities are listed in the table below:

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program 
  • Sponsoring Organization – USDOE
  • Application Deadline – April 30, 2024
  • Summary – The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant  Program provides formula funding to local governments for clean energy and energy efficiency projects and programs.
  • Funding Available – $300 million Nationwide in flexible formula funding (reference link below for eligible local govts)
  • Application and Eligibility Websitehttps://www.energy.gov/scep/eecbg-program-formula-grant-application-hub
Multimodal Project Discretionary Program 
  • Sponsoring Organization – USDOT
  • Application Deadline – May 6, 2024
  • Summary – The Multimodal Project Discretionary Program (MPDG) streamlines three major discretionary grant programs (Mega, INFRA, and Rural) into one single opportunity for projects of regional or national significance.  
  • Funding Available – $5.1 billion Nationwide 
  • Application and Eligibility Websitehttps://www.transportation.gov/grants/mpdg-program
Safe Streets for All Program (SS4A)
  • Sponsoring Organization – USDOT
  • Application Deadline – 
    • Implementation Grants:
      • May 16, 2024, 4 p.m. (CST)  
    • Planning and Demonstration Grants
      • April 4, 2024, 4 p.m. (CST): Deadline #1  
      • May 16, 2024, 4 p.m. (CST): Deadline #2 
      • August 29, 2024, 4 p.m. (CST): Deadline #3 
  • Summary – The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The SS4A program supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Roadway Safety Strategy and goal of zero roadway deaths using a Safe System Approach.
  • Funding Available – Up to $1,261,494,000 Nationwide
    • Implementation Grants: Maximum Award $25,000,000, Minimum Award $2,500,000
    • Planning and Demonstration Grants: Maximum Award $10,000,000, Minimum Award $100,000
  • Application and Eligibility Websitehttps://www.transportation.gov/grants/SS4A 
TDOT Traffic Signal Modernization Program 
Community Change Grants Program
  • Sponsoring Organization – EPA
  • Application Deadline – November 21, 2024
  • Summary – The Environmental and Climate Justice Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Community Change Grants Program supports community-driven projects that deploy clean energy, strengthen climate resilience, and build capacity for communities to tackle environmental and climate justice challenges.   
  • Funding Available – $2.0 billion Nationwide
  • Application and Eligibility Website: https://www.epa.gov/inflation-reduction-act/inflation-reduction-act-community-change-grants-program
Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP)
  • Sponsoring Organization – USDOT - FHWA
  • Application Deadline – June 17, 2024
  • Summary – Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) will award two types of grants: Planning and Design grants and Construction grants. FHWA will award grants to plan, design, and construct projects that provide safe and connected active transportation infrastructure in an active transportation network or active transportation spine, as defined by Section 11529 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (see NOFO for more information on eligibility).
  • Funding Available – $44.5 million Nationwide. Projects seeking Planning and Design grant must have planning and design costs of at least $100,000 to be eligible. Construction Grants must have a total project cost of at least $15,000,000.
  • Application and Eligibility Websitehttps://grants.gov/search-results-detail/353043
TDOT Multimodal Access Grant
  • Sponsoring Organization – TDOT
  • Application Deadline – 
    • Notice of Intent to Apply: May 13th, 2024
    • Application: July 15, 2024
  • Summary – TDOT’s Multimodal Access Grant is a state-funded program created to support the transportation needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users through infrastructure projects that address existing gaps along state routes. Multimodal facilities play an important role in providing transportation choices for people across Tennessee. With half of all trips in the United States being three miles or less, good walking, biking and transit facilities are essential to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities.
  • Funding Available – Multimodal Access Grant projects are state-funded at 90 or 95 percent, depending on the economic status of the project county, up to a total project value of $1,250,000.
  • Application and Eligibility Websitehttps://www.tn.gov/tdot/multimodal-transportation-resources/bicycle-and-pedestrian-program/multimodal-access-grant.html

Additional Resources

Grants.gov

United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Navigator

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Grants

Mississippi Department of Transportation Grants Management 

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