Grant Money

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) launched the $25 million Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grants initiative on May 12 to accelerate work on planned public infrastructure projects around the state this summer, as many local governments face lost revenues, impacting their ability to finance these projects.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the awarding of 12 Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $4.8 million in state funds to support airport safety and improvement projects. These grants, which leverage federal funding and airport contributions, will support a total of $31.4 million worth of work.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced $30.1 million in grants as part of the Local Freight Impact Fund program that help counties and municipalities provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic. "These Local Freight Impact Fund grants allow counties and municipalities to make critical improvements to truck routes that are essential to keeping our regional economy thriving," NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $520.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports in 41 states. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $11.4 billion to more than 2,000 airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure improvements since January 2017.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a state transportation economic development grant that will support more than 11,000 existing jobs in Wayne County. The grant will go toward infrastructure improvements related to Ford Motor Co.'s plans to transform its Research and Engineering Center in Dearborn into an open, high-tech campus that could one day house more than 20,000 designers, engineers and product development workers.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Anchorage has been awarded a $25 million grant to assist with upgrades to the Port of Alaska, officials said. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will help fund construction of a new $214 million petroleum and cement terminal that is part of a $2 billion modernization project.

The Baker-Polito Administration announced the awarding of $12 million to 45 high schools, colleges and educational institutions that will use the grant to acquire the newest technologies to educate students and expand career education opportunities. Schools also can now apply for an additional round of Skills Capital Grants, totaling $15 million that will be awarded this fall.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $75 million grant to Valley Metro for the Tempe Streetcar project in Tempe, Ariz. The transit infrastructure project will improve mobility and transit service through the historic downtown Tempe area, which is the city's government and financial center, linking riders to Arizona State University and Valley Metro's existing light rail system.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.

PHOENIX – The Governor's Office and the Arizona Department of Transportation announced that Arizona has won a highly competitive $90 million federal highway grant to help expand and improve Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, including a flex lanes system between Black Canyon City and the Sunset Point Rest Area.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announces the grant solicitation period for FY20 Local Freight Impact Fund program is open with applications being accepted through Oct. 16, 2019. "Efficiently moving goods to and from New Jersey's seaports, airports, and rail yards is an essential part of our state and regional economy," said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJDOT commissioner.