Transportation Grants

Federal COVID Relief Funds for Transportation Improvements (CRRSAA) 

The Federal Highway Infrastructure Programs ‐ Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (HIP‐CRRSAA), enacted on December 28, 2020, appropriates funding for state and local agencies, public transit operators, and other public sector organizations located within the Nashville metropolitan transportation planning area to address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacts related to Highway Infrastructure Programs. More information about the call-for-projects for the COVID Relief Funds can be found in this fact sheet.

The pre-application period has closed.  If you have been invited to complete a full application for funding, please submit online by clicking here or visiting www.gnrc.org/apply/crrsaa. A sample of the application form and the required budget template are provided below.

Active Transportation Grant Program

The Active Transportation Grant Program was first established by the Transportation Policy Board in 2010 to provide additional funding to local governments and transit agencies seeking to improve walking and bicycling conditions across the region.  The program is funded through the region’s share of the federal Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant program and a minimum set-aside of the region’s suballocation of the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program.  The program is coordinated with the GNRC’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee whose members help evaluate projects for funding.  More information about the program can be found within the adopted Transportation Improvement Program.

  • There are currently no open grant opportunities through this program.  

Technology and Transit Grant Program

The Technology and Transit Grant Program was first established by the Transportation Policy Board in 2010 to provide additional funding to help accelerate the deployment of emerging smart mobility solutions including those aimed at improving traffic conditions and modernizing local and regional transit options.  The program is funded through a minimum set-aside of the region’s suballocation of the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program.    More information about the program can be found within the adopted Transportation Improvement Program.

  • There are currently no open grant opportunities through this program.