Federal Grant Programs

  • Defense Conversion
    • Military Airport Program
      Operated by the Federal Aviation Administration, this program provides matching grants for military base reuse plans through their Military Airport Program Grants.
    • Office of Economic Adjustment
      Operated by the Department of Defense, this Office provides matching grants for military base reuse plans.
  • Economic Development
    • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
      Operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the EDA provides various economic development and public works related grants through eight EDA programs.
    • Public Works Development Facilities Program
      Operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this program provides grants to help distressed communities attract new industry, encourage business expansion, diversify local economies, and generate long-term, private sector jobs.
    • USDA Business Programs
      Provides several links to rural business and economic development grants.
  • Environmental
    • Pollution Prevention Incentives for States Grants Program
      Operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program provides grants for state, tribal and regional programs that address the reduction or elimination of pollution across all environmental media: air, land, and water.
    • Solid Waste Program Grants
      Operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program provides grants to projects with an emphasis on education and outreach, implementation of solid waste initiatives, and development to facilitate solid waste management programs.
    • Border Environment Infrastructure Fund
      Operated by the North American Development Bank, this fund facilitates financing for the development, execution and operation of environmental infrastructure projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region by combining grant funds with loans or guaranties for projects that would otherwise be financially unfeasible.
  • Housing
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
      This Department offers grants, loans, contracts, and other business opportunities to a wide variety of agencies, organizations and companies in order to build a partnership in creating housing opportunities and building communities.
  • Telecommunications
    • Public Telecommunications Facilities Program
      Operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this program provides matching grants for equipment that disseminates noncommercial educational and cultural programs to the American public.
    • Telecommunications Program
      Operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this program provides financing to promote the construction of telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas.
  • Transportation
    • Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grants and Contracts
      Provides links to various FTA funding opportunities for transportation projects.
    • FTA Capital Grant Program
      Operated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), this program provides grants to assist with the financing of capital projects that will benefit the country’s transit systems. The three categories of projects are:
      1. Bus and bus-related facilities;
      2. Modernization of fixed guideway systems; and
      3. Construction of new fixed guideway systems and extensions.
    • FTA Metropolitan Planning Program
      Operated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), this program provides financial assistance, through the states, to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to support the costs of preparing long-range transportation plans required as a condition of obtaining Federal Capital Program and Urbanized Area Formula Program grants for transit projects.
    • Airports Financial Assistance Division
      Operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this Division provides Airport Improvement Grants to public agencies, districts, and authorities.
    • Airport Improvement Program
      Operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this program provides grants for airport projects.
    • Federal Highway Administration
      Operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, this Administration provides funding for various transportation-related infrastructure development projects.
    • Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot Program
      Operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, this program provides grants to investigate the relationship between transportation and community and system preservation and private sector-based initiatives.
  • Water
    • USDA Water and Waste Programs
      Operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these programs provide a variety of grants for rural water and waste related projects.
    • Border Environment Infrastructure Fund
      Operated by the North American Development Bank, this fund facilitates financing for the development, execution and operation of environmental infrastructure projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region by combining grant funds with loans or guaranties for projects that would otherwise be financially unfeasible.