Contact: Maryland Department of Transportation Public Affairs
David Broughton, 410-865-1029​

Deadline to Apply is April 30 for Eligible Applicants

HANOVER, MD (March 11, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Transportation launched the "Climate Focused Funding Portal" today. The new portal, accessed through the Maryland OneStop hub, allows eligible applicants to submit creative project proposals aimed at reducing carbon emissions and compete for dedicated funding. This funding opportunity comes from the Federal Highway Administration's Carbon Reduction Program, established in President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The leading greenhouse gas contributor in Maryland is the transportation sector and MDOT is committed to doing its part to support policies and projects that significantly reduce carbon emissions in our state.  The Department will partner with MDOT's modal administrations and other eligible applicants to fund projects that will help achieve the bold greenhouse gas reductions included in Maryland's Climate Solutions Now Act.

“The transportation sector generates more than one-third of the greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland," said MDOT Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “To win the race against climate change, we need new and innovative projects that deliver cleaner transportation options. The best solutions to our biggest challenges often come from our state and local partners, who deal with these issues day in and day out. The new program launching today is an important step towards meeting Governor Moore's goal of becoming the greenest state in the country." 

MDOT urges Metropolitan Planning Organizations, municipal and county governments and MDOT Modal Administrations to submit projects. The $55 million in funding available this year is a portion of the $94 million Maryland will receive from the Carbon Reduction Program over a five-year span.

You can review MDOT's Carbon Reduction Strategy and MDOT's 2023 Carbon Pollution Reduction Plan, a voluntary plan that sets a pathway to achieve the emission reduction targets under the Climate Solutions Now Act on MDOT's Climate Change website. For a comprehensive list of eligible project categories, please see the  FHWA CRP Implementation Guidance.  

Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply between March 11 and April 30.  For further assistance, contact Shawn Kiernan by email at or at 410-865-2775.