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Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Program

For more information regarding this program, please see the Notice of Funding Availability.

Required application documents

Additional Resources for Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to review the following resource documents (hyperlinked below), which are intended to provide (1) additional instructions to assist in the preparation of applications, and (2) an overview of certain FRA grant administration requirements (should an application be selected for award).

  • Award Administration and Grant Conditions (all applicants) – This document provides background information on FRA’s post-award reporting, audit, monitoring, and project closeout procedures and requirements.  This document also provides information regarding the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in FRA’s financial assistance programs.
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance (all applicants) – This document provides a description of FRA’s standard grant provisions related to compliance with NEPA.  Applicants and grantees under FRA’s financial assistance programs are encouraged to contact FRA and obtain preliminary direction regarding the appropriate NEPA class of action and required environmental documentation.  Generally, projects will be ineligible to receive funding if they have begun construction activities prior to the applicant/grantee receiving written approval from FRA that all environmental and historical analyses have been completed.
  • TIGER Benefit-Cost Analysis Resource Guide (all applicants) – This resource guide provides recommended values for applicants to use in monetizing benefits and costs of proposed projects.  The FRA intends to award funds to projects that achieve the maximum public benefits possible.  Analysis provided by applicants that quantifies the monetary value (whenever possible) of the anticipated public benefits of the proposed project will be particularly relevant to the FRA in evaluating applications.  This resource guide was initially developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation for use in the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program. 

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