Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Grant Program FY 2015

Overview: 

The Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Program provided $10 million for public and private railroad grade crossing enhancement and track improvement projects that enhance safety on rail routes that transport flammable energy products, which are defined as crude oil, ethanol, and natural gas. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for additional information.        

Authorization:

Pub. Law No. 113-235, sec. 153, Division K, Title I, 128 Stat. 2130, 2718.

Appropriation: 

Funding for this grant program was made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law No. 113-235, Division K, Title I, sec. 153, 128 Stat. 2130, 2718 (2014).

Amount: 

$10 million

Eligible Projects

  • Grade Crossing Improvements
  • Track Enhancements

All eligible projects must be conducted on and directly relate to rail lines over which crude oil, ethanol, and/or natural gas are transported.

Eligible Recipients:

  • States
  • Groups of States
  • Interstate Compacts

News:

February 18, 2016 Grants Selections Press Release