The goal of TxDOT’s federal grant program is to bring federal dollars to Texas to support critical transportation projects throughout the state. Since the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), TxDOT has helped secure millions in federal funding for Texas by successfully applying for grants and supporting our local partners. These funds have enabled a wide variety of projects that advance safety and innovation across the state, including in bridge infrastructure, trail networks, and smart technology in transit.
If you are interested in applying for a federal grant, please see our monthly update where you can find information on current grant opportunities and deadlines. All federal grant issues are run through our Federal Affairs Section of TxDOT’s Government Affairs Division. If you can't open the attachment, please email Federal_Grants@txdot.gov to request the form via email.
Letter of support
TxDOT partners with locals on grants by acting as a pass-through for funds, serving as a project partner, and providing Letters of Support for applications. If you would like to request a Letter of Support, please fill out the form below with information about your project.
Current letters of support request due dates:
- RAISE: February 15, 2024
- PIDP: April 15, 2024
- Bridge: March 1. 2024
FHWA Direct Recipient Discretionary Grant Projects
This guidance contains a procedure regarding direct recipient discretionary grant projects for which environmental review is requested by FHWA.
- USDOT- Discretionary Grants from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
- Federal Highway Administration Matrix of Competitive Grant Programs: Provides a list of competitive grants, link to website, program description, and information on who could apply for grants.
- Transit Transportation Grants: FTA Administered Transit Grants: Grant Programs
- Grants.gov How to Determine Eligibility for Federal Funding Opportunities
- DOT Navigator: The DOT Navigator is a resource to help communities understand the best ways to apply for grants.
- Thriving Communities Program: The new Thriving Communities Program supports communities with planning and project development of infrastructure projects that might compete for Federal-aid.
- Understanding Non-Federal Match Requirements: Understanding the match or “cost sharing” elements that are required in most USDOT grant programs
- USDOT Discretionary Grant Process
- Project Readiness Checklist for DOT Discretionary Grant Applicants