FRA Extends Deadline for CRISI Capital Project Applications

Extension Notice: FRA Issues Funding Opportunity with $318 Million for Capital Projects

Due to Hurricane Florence, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is extending the application deadline in the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program, Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from September 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to October 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

The FRA issued a NOFO for the CRISI Program originally on July 19, 2018 that includes more than $318 million in grant funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

"The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements grant program seeks to collaborate with private, state and local investments to boost much-needed rail projects across the country, and we hope interested parties will apply by the stated deadline," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

This NOFO will assist in funding projects that improve intercity passenger and freight rail transportation safety, efficiency, and reliability. Funding for positive train control (PTC) systems deployment—$250 million—was provided under a separate NOFO published in May 2018.

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