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Transportation Funding Discretionary Grant NOFO Calendar

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Watch for announcements in the Fall for the following Discretionary Grants Program NOFO's. Get a head start in researching these upcoming opportunities now!

Current Grant Opportunities

OTO Grant Opportunities

No open grant opportunities

State Grant Opportunities

Missouri Railroad Safety Crossing plan

Governor Parson signed House Bill 4 providing MoDOT with additional funding to improve safety at Highway/Railroad crossings. The State of Missouri also completed a State Action Plan for Highway/Railroad Crossings that can be found here: Missouri Railroad Safety Crossing Plan | Missouri Department of Transportation (

To request project funding for improved railroad crossing signals please fill out the Project Application and Data Form found here: Railroad Advance Warning Signs - Request for Funding | Missouri Department of Transportation (

If your jurisdiction has multiple crossings, then an application is needed for each one. For more information you can contact

There was not application deadline listed.

MoDOT Transportation Cost-Share Program

The program provides financial assistance to public and private applicants for state highway and bridge projects satisfying a transportation need. MoDOT matches partners investments up to fifty percent (50%) of the project cost. Set-aside funds for economic development may fund up to one-hundred percent (100%) of the total project cost. MoDOT works in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development and project sponsors to determine when targeted investments can be made to create jobs and may provide up the on-hundred percent (100%) of the cost. Retail development projects do not qualify as economic development projects that create jobs.

Information on the Cost Share Program and Applications can be found here:

Cost Participation and Cost Share | Missouri Department of Transportation (

Application Deadlines (Multiple Times Per Year) -

  • Southwest District Coordination Date - 2/12/2024, Application Deadline - 4/12/2024

Federal Grant Opportunities

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program

  • For states and local governments
  • Highway and bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States Code
  • Grant minimum size is $5 million (total project size $6.25 million) Urban Areas
  • Grant minimum size is $1 million Rural Areas
  • Maximum grant award is $25 million

More information can be found here US DOT RAISE Grant Website

Application Due - Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 11:59 p.m. (eastern time)

Awarded Grants:

Safe Streets and Roads For All

The US Department of Economic Development has awarded the Ozarks Transportation Organization a planning grant in the amount of $228,800.

This grant will provide support for the development of a comprehensive Safety Action Plan. With this plan in place, OTO member jurisdictions will be able to apply for implementation grant funding in future years.

A complete description of the SS4A grant and Action Plan can be found here: SS4A | OTO (

Chadwick Flyer Trail Overpass (MO DED - ARPA Funding)

The City of Ozark, Missouri has been selected to receive $1.179 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for local tourism projects from the Missouri Department of Economic Development as part of Missouri's Local Tourism Asset Development program.

Ozark will use the awarded funds for the expansion of the Chadwick Flyer Trail to include a pedestrian overpass across Highway 65, allowing bicyclists and walkers to safely travel the eventual 12-mile trail between Ozark and neighboring Springfield. As of now, there is no safe route over Highway 65, leaving the trail segmented. The finished trail and overpass will connect Ozark’s Finley Farms and Downtown Square to Springfield’s own downtown district.

The $1.179 million will go toward the $3.75 million project total. City, county, and regional collaboration made the award possible.

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