U.S. Department of Transportation: Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE)Deadline: April 14, 2016
The Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program is a new program in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to fund critical freight and highway projects across the country. The FASTLANE grant program provides funding for projects of national or regional significance. FASTLANE grants provide dedicated funding for projects that address major issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. FASTLANE grants will address many of the challenges outlined in the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) report Beyond Traffic, including increased congestion on the nation’s highways and the need for a strong multimodal transportation system to support the expected growth in freight movement both by ton and value.
Amount: $800,0000,000 is available. The Department will divide grants under the program into large and small projects. For large projects, the FAST Act specifies that grants must be at least $25,000,000. For small projects, the grants must be at least $5,000,000.
Eligibility: 1) a State or group of States; 2) a metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) with a population of more than 200,000 individuals; 3) a unit of local government or group of local governments; 4) a political subdivision of a State or local government; 5) a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; 6) a Federal land management agency that applies jointly with a State or group of States; 7) a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; or 8) a multi-State or multijurisdictional group of public entities.