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Federal grants

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:

  • Port Security Grant: June 14
  • Smart: July 1
  • Transit-Oriented Development Planning Program: July 8

Framework on Responsibilities for Local Government Federal Discretionary Grant Awards

This document intends to outline the responsibilities of the Texas Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and local transportation stakeholders (cities, counties, MPOs) concerning the administration of federal discretionary grants. By providing direction, this guidance aims to ensure that TxDOT, FHWA and local governments are operating consistently and effectively in matters pertaining to federal discretionary grants. 

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.

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