Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
07/31/19 Receipt by Close of Business
Grants to Pennsylvania municipalities, public transportation agencies, ports, railroads, businesses, councils of governments, and economic development organizations to promote and support safe and reliable transportation throughout the state. Projects will enhance pedestrian safety, communities, and transit revitalization.
1. A project that coordinates local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities, including but not limited to: intercity bus and rail service improvement, bus stops, transportation centers, park and ride facilities, rail freight sidings, land acquisition for eligible airport development, land interests required for air approach and clear zone purpose, sidewalk/crosswalk safety improvements, bicycle lanes/route designation, in-fill development by assisting with traffic impact mitigation, develop local highways, highway noise and sound barriers, and bridges which will benefit state system and local economic development, greenways, etc.
2. A project related to streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement and pedestrian safety, including but not limited to: sidewalk connections, crosswalks, pedestrian and traffic signals, pedestrian signs, and lighting. Streetscape amenities, such as permanently affixed benches, planters or trashcans and trees, shrubs or mulch, may not exceed 10% of the total project cost.
3. A project improving connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets, including but not limited to: coordinated transit services; bicycle/shared lane markings or bicycle parking at transit stops; improved signage; rail freight sidings; track rehabilitation or upgrades; obstruction removal to protect airport critical airspace; airport perimeter fencing; airport wildlife hazard assessments; development and improvement to airport facilities, such as runways, taxiways, aprons, lighting, public areas of terminal buildings, other building structures for airport operational use, access roads, and airport navigational facilities; development or improvement to an integrated transportation corridor in order to improve the productivity, efficiency and security of goods movement to and from PA ports; improvement to facilities and operations of ports, which may include maintenance dredging berths, last mile access, rail-on dock, pipelines to a port, vessel conversions or repowering from fossil fuels to natural gas; etc.
4. A project related to transportation aspects of transit-oriented development, which consists of development concentrated around and oriented to transit stations in a manner that promotes transit riding or passenger rail use. The term does not refer to a single real estate project, but represents a collection of projects, usually mixed use, at a neighborhood scale that are oriented to a transit node. Projects may include, but are not limited to: relocation of transit routes to serve densely populated areas, transit shelters, pedestrian improvements to/from transit stops, rail station development, etc.
Eligible costs: https://dced.pa.gov/download/multimodal-transportation-fund-mtf-guidelines/?wpdmdl=82892#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 142698
- Grants are available for projects with a total cost of $100,000 or more.
- Grant requests shall not exceed $3,000,000 for any project. The CFA will consider grant requests over $3,000,000 for projects that will significantly impact the CFA’s goal to leverage private investment and create jobs in the commonwealth.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For technical inquiries regarding the submission of the online application, contact the Customer Service Center at (800) 379-7448 or (717) 787-3405.
Hard copies should be mailed to:
PA Department of Community and Economic Development
Office of Business Financing – CFA Programs Division
Multimodal Transportation Fund
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
P: (717) 787-6245
F: (717) 772-3581