Government entities eligible to receive new heat reduction funding from the Federal Highway Administration

INDIANA – To fund projects addressing climate resilience of transportation systems, including improving highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail.

Selected projects will use innovative and collaborative approaches to risk reduction through the use of nature-based solutions, including conservation, restoration, or construction of shade trees, native vegetation, bioswales, marshes, wetlands, breakwaters, reefs, and dunes.

These methods will help reduce heat impacts, flood risks, erosion, and wave damage while also creating habitat, filtering pollutants, and providing recreational benefits. 

Eligible entities include states, local governments, and Tribes. Federal land management agencies may apply jointly with a state. This grant is provided by US DOT’s PROTECT Program (Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation).

Application deadlineFriday, August 18, 2023 | 8:59 PM MST / 11:59 PM ET