By: U.S. Department of Education

FEDERAL FUNDING/PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program – $1.42 billion  NOFO is currently open

  • Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, December 1, 2022. See the FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)for more information.
  • Overview: This program funds projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail.  CRISI may support programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are designed with specific elements to address climate change impacts.  DOT is looking to fund projects that proactively address racial equity and barriers to opportunity, including automobile dependence, as well as redress prior inequities and barriers to opportunity.  DOT seeks to award funding to rural projects that address deteriorating conditions and disproportionately high fatality rates and transportation costs in rural communities.  Funds may also support the development of safety programs and institutes, including workforce development plans and training activities.  DOT also seeks to fund projects that address environmental justice, particularly for communities that disproportionally experience climate change-related consequences.
  • Register for upcoming CRISI Office Hours events: October 27 – FY 2022 CRISI NOFO Office Hours Session #2 – Project Narrative


  • Below is information for USDOT’s FHWA, Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG).  USDOT Federal Highway Administration is currently accepting applications through January 2023.  USDOT FHWA aims to hire approximately 100 students per year.  In addition to their stipend, the students are eligible for housing in the location where they are placed.  This includes the Washington, DC area.  This is a great opportunity for the selectees to build relationships and network with other interns.  All college students can apply for this program, including Freshmen.  See below for links to the information sessions and the application.