Federal Transportation Grant Programs

NDDOT views the statewide transportation system as a single integrated system, regardless of mode or infrastructure ownership. 

NDDOT provides the content of this site as a service to our many transportation partners. It is only a summary and should not be solely relied upon to apply for a federal grant. 

Please read and understand the applicable Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and federal regulations before applying for any specific grant opportunity.


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General Grant Advice and Information

General Grant Advice and Information

The following are key points to consider. Review NDDOT Grant Preparation and Management Advice for full details.

  • Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in detail.
  • Apply for grant submittal system logins and entity identification numbers now.
  • Select a project that fits the grant criteria. See NDDOT Grant Preparation for some helpful hints.
  • All federal transportation funding requires National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance for construction activities. As noted in the PDF linked above, some grants will fund NEPA activities.
  • Request letters of support early.
  • Provide an example template letter for constituents to use when preparing their letters of support.
  • For large projects, it is helpful to put project talking points on a one-page marketing piece with graphics depicting your project goals that you can share with supporting organizations and politicians.
  • Notify NDDOT and the local USDOT modal agency office after an application is submitted.