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.
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.
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.
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.
This program provides funding through the EPA for stream and wetland restoration and preservation.
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.
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.
This program provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to states to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000
This program provides grants for human resource and workforce development programs as they apply to public transportation activities.
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.
This program provides funding for new service options in combination with available technologies that allow for greater individual mobility.
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.
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.
This program provides funding to develop innovative products and services assisting transit agencies in better meeting the needs of their customers.
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.
State funding available for roadway and bridge projects. Counties, cities, villages and townships may apply for these funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program provides financial assistance for planning, design and construction of improvements to community water systems.
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.
This program provides up to $150,000 for implementation of specific projects to address nonpoint source pollution and/or storm water runoff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides federal funds to municipal corporations and Regional Transit Authorities for bridge replacement or bridge rehabilitation projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Includes development of urban trail linkages, trailhead & trailside facilities, acquisition of easements & property, development and construction of new trails
This program provides funding for acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of recreational areas.
This program provides funding for acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of recreational areas
This programs provides habitat restoration, coastal land acquisition, water quality, coastal planning, public access, education/outreach, research, and data collection.
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.
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.
Businesses, with a sponsoring local government, can request grant funding for infrastructure improvement and access projects that help create and/or retain jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.