Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) - Rail Programs Office
07/31/20 Close of Business (5:00 PM DST); Crossing Closure projects may be submitted throughout the year.
Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Indiana city, town, and county governments, as well as Class II and III railroads and port authorities, to improve safety at railroad crossings. Funding is intended to support improvements to passive crossings that utilize non-train-activated warning devices and to permanently close railroad crossings. Greater funding could be awarded for closures at crossings with higher accident rates.
The Crossing Closure program encourages the use of RRGCF monies to be used as an incentive to help communities that choose to permanently close crossings. A rail crossing closure is considered the strongest tool for enhancing safety as it eliminates the intersection where rail – highway accidents may occur.
The “Other Safety Improvement” (OSI) program is a component of the RRGCF and allows for additional flexibility in the types of projects that can be applied for to enhance safety at public rail-highway intersections in accordance with the Indiana MUTCD. Examples of OSI projects are described on Page 4 of the RRGCF Guidelines.
Projects eligible for funding through the RRGCF – OSI consist of railroad crossing safety improvement projects at active and passively warned crossings including but not limited to:
GrantWatch ID#: 166457
The maximum grant given to a railroad or governmental unit for RRGCF projects is $45,000.
A local public agency can receive between $20,000 and $50,000 to close a crossing. For all subsequent crossing closures, during any one fiscal year, the community will receive a flat rate of $10,000.
Crossing closures associated with a Section 130 project will receive an incentive award of $5,000.00.
Grantees typically have 18-19 months to complete project activities.
Grantees have nineteen (19) months to complete the Crossing Closure.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application: https://itap.indot.in.gov/login.aspx
Direct questions to:
Bridgette Hail, Sr. Rail Planner
Venetta Keefe, Rail Programs Office Manager
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