Federal Grants - Local Opportunities 

New! Learn more from the National Transportation Center at Morgan State University on resources and tools available for applicants within the State of Maryland to use for grant application development. View the presentation slides here and listen to the recording here.

New! Learn more from this pre-recorded technical guidance webinar on the exciting $3.35 billion Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Program that is accepting applications until September 28. View the presentation slides here and listen to the recording here.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has developed a comprehensive list of resources to assist our local partners in accessing competitive federal funding. We encourage you to download our fact sheet on our available resources, contact information, and select grant opportunities for local partners here. The State Highway Administration’s (SHA) District 3 Office also maintains a federal grants fact sheet tailored to local partner needs in their region available here.

This page will be updated to provide local partners tailored information on federal grants, technical advice, and other resources tailored to your needs. 

If you would like to partner with MDOT, please contact Sean Winkler at swinkler1@mdot.maryland.gov or (443 401-7788).  


September 13, 2023. The FHWA announced a $100m Notice of Funding Opportunity, utilizing a 10% set-aside from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program, for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator. The funding can be utilized to repair and replace existing, but non-operational, EV charging infrastructure. Non-functional or broken EV charger sites will be limited to those listed in the Alternative Fuels Station Locator and are at publicly accessible locations. Before releasing the NOFO, FHWA identified 6,200 chargers that met its standards of being temporarily unavailable and eligible for this program. Approximately 130 charging sites in Maryland meet this definition as of today (see afdc.energy.gov).

A single applicants may receive multiple awards from this program and USDOT expects to fund the vast majority of eligible projects submitted. FHWA strongly encourages applicants to streamline submissions and include as many eligible locations in a single application as possible.

Only State DOTs and local units of government are eligible for this program. The program requires the typical 80/20 cost share.

Eligible projects include repair or replacement of existing non-operational Level 2 or DCFC chargers as listed in the AFDC database as of Oct 11, 2023. Projects may be proposed on both public or private property, for private property, applicant must demonstrate consent and support from charging station owner or property owner. See NOFO page 10 for project activity definitions.

Applications are due on November 13. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350190