Welcome to NOACA’s Funding Resource Guide!

Use the drop down menus to search for transportation and environmental funding programs. Though NOACA’s funding programs are included, NOACA is not the main contact for most of the programs.  Questions should be directed to the agency who is responsible for managing that program.  This guide is updated annually. If you see errors or know of additional programs, please contact Jim Thompson at JThompson@mpo.noaca.org or 216.241.2414 x 275.
Program Name Description
Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative

This program provides funding to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. These model deployments are expected to provide benefits in the form of: reduced traffic-related fatalities and injuries, reduced traffic congestion and improved travel time reliability, reduced transportation-related emissions, optimized multimodal system performance, improved access to transportation alternatives, including for underserved populations, public access to real time integrated traffic, transit, and multimodal transportation information to make informed travel decisions, cost savings to transportation agencies, businesses, and the traveling public; or other benefits to transportation users and the general public.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementSafetyTransitTransit Capital
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Amish Buggy Program

Provides funding for transportation improvement projects on priority state routes and off-road trails adjacent to priority state routes that improve safety for motorists and horse drawn vehicles. The priority state routes were identified and selected based on ODOT buggy/motorized vehicle crash data.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysRoadRoad/BridgeSafety
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Buses and Bus Facilities (5339)

This program provides funding through competitive allocation to replace, rehab, and purchase buses and related equipment, and to construct bus facilities. It provides funding that would not be achievable through formula allocations.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: TransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityVehicles
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Capital Investment Grant (5309)

FTA’s primary grant program for funding major transit capital investments along separate corridor lines, including heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, and bus rapid transit. It requires steps over several years to be eligible.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 40%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: TransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityVehicles
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Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Fund

This program is dedicated to environmental conservation including acquisition of green space and the protection and enhancement of river and stream corridors. Grant recipients agree to maintain the properties in perpetuity so that they can be enjoyed and cherished for generations to come.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: varies
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysEnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationPedestrianResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
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Clean Ohio Trails Fund

This program improves outdoor recreational opportunities by funding trails for outdoor pursuits including land acquisition for a trail, trail development, trailhead facilities, engineering and design.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Match: 25%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort Authorities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysEnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationPedestrian
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Community Development Block Grant

Federal funding through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for public facilities: road resurfacing, crosswalks, street lights, traffic/pedestrian signals, barrier removal for handicap accessibility (e.g., sidewalks, curb ramps), and street furniture. The annual CDBG appropriation is allocated between states and local jurisdictions called “non-entitlement” and “entitlement” communities respectively. Entitlement communities are comprised of central cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and qualified urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more (excluding the populations of entitlement cities). States distribute CDBG funds to non-entitlement localities not qualified as entitlement communities. Check HUD’s, County’s, or City’s website to see if funding is eligible in your location.

Funding Source: Federal-US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Match: varies
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgePedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeSafety
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Community Development Block Grant Residential Public Infrastructure Program

The Residential Public Infrastructure Grant Program creates safe and sanitary living environment for Ohio citizens, through the provision of safe and reliable drinking water and proper disposal of sanitary waste.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Development Services Agency
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Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesSewer Districts
Project Category: Community Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalSewer ConstructionWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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Community Development Block Public Infrastructure Grant Program

Community Development Block Public Infrastructure Grant Funds are granted to local government applicants for both economic development loan and public infrastructure projects. Public off-site infrastructure funds are retained as a grant by the local government. In the case of a loan, the local government grantee loans the funds to the beneficiary business for fixed asset financing projects and the funds are repaid to the local government Revolving Loan Fund.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Development Services Agency
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Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalPedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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Community Mini-Grant (Lorain County)

This program addresses creating healthier lifestyles for community members with a focus on improving nutrition or increasing physical activity through built environment systems change. Please note that all proposals must address built environmental change.

This is a program funded through the Lorain County Health District.  Only projects in communities in Lorain County are eligible, with the exception of those in Avon Lake, Elyria, Lorain, and Vermillion.

Funding Source: Local Funding Programs
Match: none
Eligible Applicants: MetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysPedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeSafety
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Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds can only be used for projects that help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. In the NOACA region, these funds may be used for traffic signal upgrade projects, bus replacements, bike facilities, intelligent transportation system improvements, transit center and Park-N-Ride construction – and for conducting NOACA’s Air Quality Program.

Funding Source: Federal-Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating AgencyState-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 0%-20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysCommunications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareCongestionIntelligent Transportation SystemsPedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeSafetyTraffic Signal UpgradeTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityVehicles
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County Highway Safety Program

The County Safety Program provides funds to counties, through the County Engineers, for safety related improvements, on county maintained roadways. The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) serves as program manager for project selection and administration.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: Counties
Project Category: CongestionPlanningSafetyTraffic Signal Upgrade
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County Local Bridge Program

The County Local Bridge Program provides funds to counties, through the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO), for bridge rehabilitation or replacement projects on county maintained roadways. The CEAO serves as program manager for project selection and administration.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 5%-20%
Eligible Applicants: Counties
Project Category: BridgeRoad/Bridge
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County Surface Transportation Program

The County Surface Transportation Program provides funds to counties, through the County Engineers, for roadway related improvements, including bridges not eligible for the county bridge program, on county maintained roadways. The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) serves as program manager for project selection and administration.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: Counties
Project Category: BridgeRoadRoad/Bridge
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Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) – Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA)

This program provides financial assistance for planning, design and construction of improvements to community water systems.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon Profits
Project Category: Community Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalPlanning
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Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities (Section 5310) Program

The Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program provides capital and operating grants to assist private non-profit corporations and public agencies who offer coordinated transportation services that are planned, designed, and carried out to meet the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Cleveland Urbanized area.

Funding Source: Federal-Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianCommunications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementPedestrianTransitTransit CapitalTransit OperatingVehicles
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FASTLANE

Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Tranpsortation for the Long-Term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants provide federal funding for projects that address major issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. The program establishes broad, multiyear eligibilities for freight infrastructure, including intermodal projects.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation
Match: 40%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesPort Authorities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgeCongestionFreightPedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeSafetyTraffic Signal Upgrade
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Formula Grants for Rural Areas (5311)

This program provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to states to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20% capital & ADA/50% operating
Eligible Applicants: CountiesNon ProfitsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityTransit OperatingVehicles
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Green Infrastructure Grant Program for the Combined Sewer Area

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District recognizes the importance of green infrastructure such as rain gardens, bioretention, pervious pavement, and other site-based stormwater management practices in the combined sewer area. The Green Infrastructure Grants Program for the Combined Sewer Area is open to communities and non-profit organizations in the combined sewer area interested in implementing green infrastructure projects that remove stormwater from the combined sewer system. Private, for-profit entities may also put forward projects in partnership with communities or non-profits. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to ensure the long-term ownership and maintenance of these practices.

If you would like more information on these projects or the grants program, contact Linda M. Mayer at (440) 253-2147.

Funding Source: Local-Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Match: N/A
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon Profits
Project Category: EnvironmentalNutrient ReductionResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
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Human Resources & Training (5314b)

This program provides grants for human resource and workforce development programs as they apply to public transportation activities.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsTransitTransit Operating
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Jobs & Commerce

Businesses, with a sponsoring local government, can request grant funding for infrastructure improvement and access projects that help create and/or retain jobs.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: Varies
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesPort Authorities
Project Category: RoadRoad/Bridge
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Lake Erie Protection Fund

this program provides small grants to fund research and on-the-ground projects aimed at protecting, preserving and restoring Lake Erie or its tributary watersheds.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Match: 25%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Dredged MaterialEnvironmentalNutrient Reduction
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Local Major Bridge Program

Provides federal funds to counties and municipal corporations for bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects. A Local Major Bridge is defined as a moveable bridge or a bridge having a deck area greater than 35,000 square feet.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: BridgeRoad/Bridge
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Local Transportation Improvement Program

State funding available for roadway and bridge projects. Counties, cities, villages and townships may apply for these funds.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: 0%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: BridgeRoadRoad/Bridge
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Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment (5339c)

The LoNo Program provides funding for transit agencies for capital acquisitions and leases of zero emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 10%-15%
Eligible Applicants: Transit Agencies
Project Category: TransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityVehicles
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Member Community Infrastructure Program (MCIP)

The intent of the MCIP is to provide an annual funding opportunity to Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District member communities in the service area for sewer infrastructure repair and rehabilitation that will:

  • Continue progress towards environmentally sustainable and healthy communities through protection and improvement of the region’s water resources consistent with the vision of the Sewer District.
  • Support efforts to assist member communities compliance with the Sewer District’s Community Discharge Permit Program.
  • Improve function and condition of the local sewer system.
  • Identify and remove sources of inflow and infiltration from the sewer system. This reduction would preserve the hydraulic capacity of the local and Sewer District sewer system and alleviate problems such as basement flooding.

The Sewer District anticipates funds will be available annually through a competitive process and upon approval of the Board of Trustees. The Sewer District reserves the right to annually review and modify the terms and conditions of MCIP funding.

Funding Source: Local-Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Match: N/A
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: EnvironmentalResilience EffortsSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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Mobility on Demand Sandbox Program

This program provides funding for new service options in combination with available technologies that allow for greater individual mobility.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 80%
Eligible Applicants: Non ProfitsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementPlanningTransitTransit Capital
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Municipal Bridge Program

Provides federal funds to municipal corporations and Regional Transit Authorities for bridge replacement or bridge rehabilitation projects.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: BridgeRoad/Bridge
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National Creative Placemaking Fund

Thie program, funded by ArtPlace, provides funding for projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the U.S. The project should focus on a neighborhood or other geographic community and seek to work on a community challenge related to agriculture/food, economic development, education/youth, environment/energy, health, housing, immigration, public safety, transportation, or workforce development. It’s a way that artists, arts organizations, and/or arts activities can address that challenge.

Funding Source: Philanthropic Organizations
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalPedestrianResilience EffortsRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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ODNR Coastal & Estuarine Land Conservation

This program provides funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands within Ohio’s Lake Erie Watershed, as well as conservation easements on such lands.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Match: 50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesSewer Districts
Project Category: EnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationResilience Efforts
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ODNR Coastal Management Assistance Grants

This programs provides habitat restoration, coastal land acquisition, water quality, coastal planning, public access, education/outreach, research, and data collection.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Match: 50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSewer Districts
Project Category: EnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationPlanningResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
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ODNR Land and Water Conservation Fund

This program provides funding for acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of recreational areas

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Match: 50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesPort Authorities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysEnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationPedestrian
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ODNR Natureworks Grants

This program provides funding for acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of recreational areas.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Match: 25%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysEnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationPedestrianResilience Efforts
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ODNR Recreational Trails Program

Includes development of urban trail linkages, trailhead & trailside facilities, acquisition of easements & property, development and construction of new trails

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort Authorities
Project Category: Bike Safety ProgramBike/PedestrianBikewaysPedestrianPedestrian Safety Program
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Ohio EPA Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program

This program provides funding through the EPA for stream and wetland restoration and preservation.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSewer Districts
Project Category: EnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
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Ohio Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program

The program aims to correct Nonpoint Source Pollution caused water quality impairment to Ohio’s surface water resources. Section 319(h) implementation grant funding is targeted to Ohio waters where NPS pollution is a significant cause of aquatic life use impairments.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Match: 40%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSewer Districts
Project Category: EnvironmentalNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationNutrient ReductionResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
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Ohio State Infrastructure Bank (SIB)

The Ohio State Infrastructure Bank provides loans to fund highway, rail, transit, intermodal, and other transportation facilities and projects which produce revenue to amortize debt while contributing to the connectivity of Ohio’s transportation system and further the goals such as corridor completion, economic development, competitiveness in a global economy, and quality of life.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgeCongestionFreightPedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeSafetyTraffic Signal UpgradeTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityVehicles
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Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (5309)

This program provides funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with a transit capital investment that is seeking or recently received funding through the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: Transit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgePlanningRoadRoad/BridgeSafetyTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityTransit Operating
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Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (5324)

This program helps states and public transportation systems pay for protecting, repairing, and/or replacing equipment and facilities that may suffer or have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency, including natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20%-50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: BridgeEnvironmentalPlanningResilience EffortsRoadRoad/BridgeSafetyTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityTransit OperatingVehicles
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Public Transportation Innovation (5312)

This program provides funding to develop innovative products and services assisting transit agencies in better meeting the needs of their customers. 

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
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Eligible Applicants: Non ProfitsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementPlanningTransitTransit Capital
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Rides to Wellness Initiative

The initiative’s goals are to find and test promising, replicable public transportation healthcare access solutions that support the following Rides to Wellness goals: increased access to care, improved health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: Non ProfitsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementTransitTransit Capital
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

Funding Source: Philanthropic Organizations
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike Safety ProgramBike/PedestrianBikewaysHelmetsPedestrianPedestrian Safety ProgramPlanning
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Rockefeller Foundation Grants

The Rockefeller Foundation works to spread the benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world. Funding inquiries must fit within four core issue areas: Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods & Transform Cities. Within the Transform Cities issue is a focus on pushing the U.S. over the tipping point toward transportation planning and infrastructure policy that serves the needs of 21st century America.

Funding Source: Philanthropic Organizations
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike Safety ProgramBike/PedestrianBikewaysCommunity Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalHelmetsIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementPedestrianPedestrian Safety ProgramPlanningResilience EffortsStorm Water ImprovementTransitTransit Center Facility
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Rural Development – Water and Waste Disposal Program

This is a grant and loan program for rural areas with fewer than 10,000 people. Funding can be used for drinking water, sewers, solid waste or storm water programs.

Funding Source: Federal-US Department of Agriculture
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsSewer Districts
Project Category: Community Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalPlanningSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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Rural Transportation Assistance Program (5311 b3)

Federal and State funds are used to assist with operating and capital expenses in the provision of general public transportation services in rural and small urban areas.  Section 5311 funds can be used for up to 50% of the net project cost of operating expenses and up to 80% of the cost of capital projects.  State General Revenue funds, through the Ohio Public Transportation Grant Program, are also available to provide up to 30% of eligible operating costs and up to 10% of the costs of capital projects.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20%-50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityTransit OperatingVehicles
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Safe Routes to School Program

The purpose of Safe Routes to School is to encourage and enable students in grades k-8 to walk or ride their bicycle to school. Projects can be either engineering (improved crossings, sidewalks, etc.) or non-engineering (education and encouragement programs). The responsibility of a safe route to school is ultimately shared by the user, government agencies, elected officials, schools, and safety advocates.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 0%
Eligible Applicants: MunicipalitiesNon ProfitsSchool Districts
Project Category: Bike Safety ProgramBike/PedestrianBikewaysHelmetsPedestrianPedestrian Safety ProgramPlanningRoadRoad/BridgeSafety
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Safety Program

ODOT’s Highway Safety Program sets aside $2M annually to support bicycle and pedestrian-related funding requests. This money will likely flow from the Active Transportation Plan and these funds will be in addition to the requests that ODOT receives for bike/ped infrastructure included in road safety improvements. It also provides $1 million dollars in funding to upgrade safety signage on Ohio’s Township Roadways. Townships are invited to apply for the safety funding based on the following criteria: Ranked among the top townships with above average, system wide crash rates based on their previous five years crash history, and Have not previously received a Township Sign Safety Grant under this program. 

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 0%-20%
Eligible Applicants: Municipalities
Project Category: Bike Safety ProgramBike/PedestrianBikewaysSafety
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Small Government Program

The program provides grants and loans to villages and townships with populations in the unincorporated areas of less than 5,000 in population. infrastructure that is village or township owned is eligible for assistance.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: Municipalities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalPedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program (Section 402)

The State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program provides grants to states to improve driver behavior and reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related crashes.

Funding Source: State-Governors Highway Safety Association
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsSchool Districts
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianEnvironmentalHelmetsNutrient ReductionSafetyStorm Water Improvement
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State Capital Improvement Program-District 1 (Cuyahoga County)

The State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) assists local communities in financing local public infrastructure improvements.  Eligible applicants are counties, cities, villages, townships, and water and sanitary districts. Eligible projects are for improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities.

OPWC’s District One covers Cuyahoga County, and is administered by the District One Public Works Integrating Committee (DOPWIC), which consists of seven (7) members. Through an Administrative Services Agreement, County Planning assists the DOPWIC in implementing the program.

For more information about the State Capital Improvement Program, visit the Ohio Public Works Commission.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: 0%-50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesSewer Districts
Project Category: BridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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State Capital Improvement Program-District 7 (Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage Counties)

State funding for road and other infrastructure improvements. Eligible applicants are counties, cities, villages, townships, and water and sanitary districts. Eligible projects are for improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: 0%-50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesSewer Districts
Project Category: BridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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State Capital Improvement Program-District 9 (Huron, Lorain, Medina Counties)

State funding for road and other infrastructure improvements. Eligible applicants are counties, cities, villages, townships, and water and sanitary districts. Eligible projects are for improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Public Works Commission
Match: 0%-50%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesSewer Districts
Project Category: BridgeCommunity Water System ImprovementsEnvironmentalRoadRoad/BridgeSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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State of Good Repair (5337)

This program provides capital assistance for maintenance, replacement, and rehabilitation projects of existing high-intensity fixed guideway and high-intensity motorbus systems to maintain a state of good repair. 

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: Transit Agencies
Project Category: PlanningTransitTransit Capital
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Surface Transportation Program

The Surface Transportation Block Grant program (STBG) provides flexible funding that may be used by states and localities for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus terminals.

Funding Source: Federal-Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Match: 0%-20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgePedestrianPlanningRoadRoad/BridgeTransitTransit OperatingVehicles
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Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF)

This program provides up to $150,000 for implementation of specific projects to address nonpoint source pollution and/or storm water runoff.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Match: 0%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSewer Districts
Project Category: EnvironmentalStorm Water Improvement
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Technical Assistance & Standards Development (5314 a)

This program provides funding for technical assistance programs and activities that improve the management and delivery of public transportation and development of the transit industry workforce.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
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Eligible Applicants: Transit Agencies
Project Category: TransitTransit CapitalTransit Operating
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The George Gund Foundation

The George Gund Foundation

The Foundation’s guidelines reflect our long-standing interests in the arts, economic development and community revitalization, education, environment and human services because these areas embrace most of the major issues that any community must address. While we continue to organize much of our work within these program areas, there is increasing awareness that many issues and, therefore, many grant proposals do not fit neatly into one program category. Indeed, the work of a growing number of nonprofit organizations brings together aspects of several of our core interests, and, as a result, we are becoming ever more interdisciplinary in our approach.

 

Funding Source: Philanthropic Organizations
Match: N/A
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike Safety ProgramBike/PedestrianBikewaysEnvironmentalHelmetsNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationNutrient ReductionPedestrianPlanningResilience EffortsStorm Water Improvement
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The People For Bikes Community Grant Program

PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride.

Funding Source: Philanthropic Organizations
Match: 50%+
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgeRoadRoad/Bridge
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TIGER

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Program (TIGER) provides funding for innovative, multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional transportation projects that promise significant economic and environmental benefits to an entire metropolitan area, a region, or the nation. 

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysBridgePedestrianRoadRoad/BridgeTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center Facility
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Transit Cooperative Research Program (5312i)

This is a research program that develops near-term, practical solutions such as best practices, transit security guidelines, testing prototypes, and new planning and management tools. 

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 0%
Eligible Applicants: Transit Agencies
Project Category: PlanningSafety
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Transportation Alternatives

The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside authorizes funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to storm water and habitat connectivity; recreational trail projects; Safe Routes to School projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former divided highways.

Funding Source: Federal-Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Match: 0%-20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysCongestionEnvironmentalIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementNatural Habitat Preservation + RestorationPedestrianPlanningRoadRoad/BridgeSafetyStorm Water ImprovementTraffic Signal UpgradeTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center Facility
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Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative

NOACA’s Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) provides assistance to communities and public agencies for transportation planning studies and capital projects that promote TLCI program livability objectives and NOACA goals.

Funding Source: Federal-Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Match: 0%-20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: Bike/PedestrianBikewaysPedestrianPlanningSafetyTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center Facility
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Transportation Review Advisory Council

The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) was established to help the Ohio Department of Transportation develop and modify a project selection process and which approves funding for the development of and construction of the Major New Capacity Program. The major new capacity project selection process operates under the purview of TRAC. Projects must be greater than $12 million which increase the capacity of a transportation facility or reduce congestion.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalitiesPort AuthoritiesTransit Agencies
Project Category: BridgeCongestionIntelligent Transportation SystemsRoadRoad/BridgeTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center Facility
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Urban Paving Program

The ODOT Urban Paving Program provides funds to cities for surface treatment and resurfacing projects located on State and U.S. Routes within city corporation limits. Eligible projects are those that have a Pavement Condition Rating (PCR) of 55 or worse according to ODOT’s Pavement Condition Rating System.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Department of Transportation
Match: 20%
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMunicipalities
Project Category: BridgeRoadRoad/Bridge
Urbanized Area Formula Grants (5307)

The Urbanized Area Formula Funding program (49 U.S.C. 5307) makes federal resources available to urbanized areas (50,000+ population) and to governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning.

Funding Source: Federal-U S Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration
Match: 10% Clean Air & ADA/20% capital/50% operating
Eligible Applicants: Transit Agencies
Project Category: Communications EquipmentComputer Hardware/SoftwareIntelligent Transportation SystemsMobility ManagementPlanningSafetyTransitTransit CapitalTransit Center FacilityTransit OperatingVehicles
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Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCFL)

This program provides financial and technical assistance to public or private applicants for planning, design and construction of projects to protect or improve the quality of Ohio’s water resources.

Funding Source: State-Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Match: n/a
Eligible Applicants: CountiesMetroparksMunicipalitiesNon ProfitsPort AuthoritiesSchool DistrictsSewer DistrictsTransit Agencies
Project Category: EnvironmentalPlanningSewer ConstructionStorm Water ImprovementWastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
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