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CRISI Grant Application Information

Critical, Must-Have Tips and Tools for Your Next Application

The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the FY 2023-FY 2024 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program is open for applications for sixty days, beginning 3/29/2024. 

The total funding available for awards under this NOFO is up to $2,478,391,050, made available by the 2023 Appropriation, 2024 Appropriation, 2023 and 2024 advance appropriations provided in IIJA, and remaining unawarded 2022 CRISI balances.

The FY 2022 CRISI Grants were announced on September 25, 2023.  Short lines projects did exceptionally well, representing 47 of 70 awards, and more than half of the available $1.44 billion in funding.

Did you know? If you have received an award, in some cases you may apply for reimbursement of costs incurred between the time the award was announced and when the grant agreement is executed and funding begins. This is called Pre-Award Authority. Click here for responses to frequently asked questions from the FRA on this topic.

If you applied for a grant in the FY 2022 cycle and did not receive one, the Federal Railroad Administration is available to answer questions and to review your application.  Please contact

Areas to Focus On to Position Your Railroad for Success

Be Prepared for CRISI FY 2023-24

Excel Worksheets from FRA to Calculate Benefits from Locomotive Projects

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hosted an overview on September 15, 2022 covering How To Apply and Best Practices in the areas of: Project Narrative, Statement of Work, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Environmental Readiness.

In addition, recorded webinars and presentation materials are available for each of the Office Hours hosted in 2022:

  • October 20, 2022 — Efficient Locomotives, Climate Initiatives and Workforce Development
  • October 27, 2022 — Project Narrative Best Practices
  • Click here to access the presentation materials and a recording of each event under “Grants and Loans”.

ASLRRA Members (when logged in) can click the titles of each of the sections below for additional, detailed information.

Revising a Previous CRISI Application

Other Grant Programs