MDOT Federal Discretionary Grants

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law No: 117-58), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), signed into law on November 15, 2021, is a $1.2 trillion investment in our nation’s infrastructure intended to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, upgrade and expand public transit, modernize the nation’s ports and airports, improve safety, address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind.

To learn more about federal grant opportunities, please visit the U.S. Department of Transportation Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant Programs webpage and MDOT’s Grant Information webpage, as both are updated frequently.

Below are charts that encompass Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects that have been awarded, completed, and pending federal review.


IIJA Discretionary Grants: Awarded to MDOT

MDOT TBU

MDOT SHA

Grant Program

BRIC

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FEMA

Award Amount

$129,967.95

Project Description

Final design of a hybrid living shoreline for three sites along MD 249 on or near St. George Island in St. Mary's County.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MPA

Grant Program

BRIC

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FEMA

Award Amount

$150,000

Project Description

Will provide the data and scenario analysis necessary for planning, design and ultimate construction of resiliency projects to protect critical State infrastructure as well as adjacent communities.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MPA

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$15,680,000

Project Description

Build four new working rail tracks and two crane rail beams at Seagirt Marine Terminal.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

RAISE

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

U.S. DOT

Award Amount

$22,000,000

Project Description

Add transit, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), pedestrian and bicycle improvements on a 20-mile corridor in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, MD. The RAISE grant will fund at least ten miles of dedicated bus lanes, transit signal priority, bus stop amenities, curb bump-outs, bioretention facilities, signal improvements, real-time signage, ADA improvements and a bicycle lane along this corridor.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

Low- No

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FTA

Award Amount

$1,890,000

Project Description

MTA will receive funding on behalf of Anne Arundel County to buy diesel-electric hybrid buses as part of their five-year plan to transition to a zero-emission fleet.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

TOC

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FTA

Award Amount

$1,497,094

Project Description

Plan for TOD along the Purple Line light rail line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. The planned TOD will create mixed-use development, preserve existing retail, support affordable housing, and invest in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

ASAP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FTA

Award Amount

$7,109,500

Project Description

Develop plans and complete environmental work for the future renovation of the Martin Airport station on its Penn commuter rail line to make it safer and fully accessible. The station, located north of Baltimore requires riders to cross multiple tracks to board the train.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$400,000

Project Description

Obstruction marking/lighting/removal (non-hazard)

MDOT TBU

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$21,140,004

Project Description

VALE Infrastructure, reconstruct or replace airport lighting Vault at BWI

MDOT TBU

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$4,000,000

Project Description

Noise mitigation measures for residences within 65-69 DNL.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

RAISE

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

U.S. DOT

Award Amount

$6,000,000

Project Description

Construction of multi-modal transit station access improvements for Baltimore Penn Station including dedicated bus lanes on Charles Street, curb extensions at approximately 10 bus stops on Charles and St. Paul Streets, and curbside management investments adjacent to the station. Bicycle and pedestrian connectivity investments include access improvements to the Jones Falls Trail, traffic signal adjustments and crosswalk improvements on Charles and St. Paul Streets, replacement of bridge railings, installation of interactive kiosks, public plaza improvements, and a secure bicycle parking facility.


*MDOT Transportation Business Unit: The Secretary’s Office (MDOT TSO), Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA), Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)

IIJA Discretionary Grants: Completed by MDOT

*No projects completed to date


IIJA Discretionary Grants: Pending MDOT Applications Under Active Consideration

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

Rail Crossing Elimination Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

The Warner Street at-grade crossing is at a CSX-owned railroad that hosts both freight trains and commuter trains connecting Baltimore to Washington D.C. Warner Street is a multimodal street with rapidly increasing pedestrian activity connecting residents, employees, and visitors to transit services, recreation, and multiple new developments. The crossing currently lacks the sidewalks and traffic control devices that would enable safe, ADA-compliant, multimodal crossing.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

Rail Crossing Elimination Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

The funding will allow for implementation of short-term improvements and study mid or long-term improvements to 4 at-grade rail crossings on the CSX Transportation Philadelphia Subdivision in Rosedale, Maryland.

MDOT TBU

MDOT TSO

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

MDOT submitted on behalf of BWRR due to applicant grant eligibility criteria.

MDOT TBU

MDOT TSO

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

MDOT submitted on behalf of BWRR due to applicant grant eligibility criteria.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MPA

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

Decarbonize the Port through the purchase of 3, 6-axle battery electric locomotives and one charging station.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

This grant would fund preliminary engineering and NEPA documentation for the Penn-Camden Connector (PCC) project, which will provide a new rail connection between the two MARC commuter rail lines in Baltimore – the Penn and Camden lines.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

 

MDOT TBU

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

 

MDOT TBU

MDOT MPA

Grant Program

MEGA

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

Increases container capacity and velocity, enable its agricultural export ability, and shift of a large percentage of cargo from truck to rail. The project adds a third Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) berth, increases additional loaded capacity and empty container storage capacity, redevelops the intermodal rail yard, and adds a grain export facility.

MDOT TBU

MDOT SHA

Grant Program

ATTAIN

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Project Description

Focuses on improving safety, travel time reliability, mobility and quality of life in the rural communities along the 113-mile US 50 corridor between the oceanside resort areas and the Baltimore-Washington metro area.

MDOT TBU

MDOT MTA

Grant Program

SMART

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description

Prototype and develop an implementation plan to deploy advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies on MDOT MTA's bus fleet

MDOT MAA

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description

 

MDOT MAA

MDOT MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description

 

Projects Applied For by MDOT, but not Awared a Grant 

  • (MDOT MTA) Bus application – Bus and Bus Facilities Grant (FY22)
  • (MDOT MTA) Low No – Low or No Emission Grant (FY22)
  • (MDOT MTA) Bus application- Bus and Bus Facilities Grant (FY22)
  • (MDOT MPA) Maryland Investment to Support Supply-Chain Infrastructure to Obtain Net-Zero (MISSION) – Port Infrastructure Development Program (FY22)
  • (MDOT MAA) FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Martin Tower – Airport Improvement Program (FY22)
  • (MDOT MAA) Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Electric Bus Infrastructure – Airport Improvement Program (FY22)
  • (MDOT MAA) Tower – Airport Terminal Program (FY22)
  • (MDOT MAA) Baggage – Airport Terminal Program (FY22)
  • (MDOT SHA) I-81 Phase II – Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant (FY22)
  • (MDOT SHA) US 1 Overlea – Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (FY22)
  • (MDOT SHA) I-81 Phase II – Rural Surface Transportation Grant (FY22)
  • (MDOT SHA) American Legion – Bridge Investment Program (FY22)
  • (MDOT MTA) Battery-Electric Buses (BEBs) and Training Program – Low or No Emission Grant (FY22)
  • (MDOT MPA) Port Capacity – Port Infrastructure Development Program (FY22)

Resources

  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law No: 117-58), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant Programs webpage
  • MDOT Grant Information webpage.