The Missouri Department of Transportation is soliciting projects for the State Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) Freight Enhancement Program.

Public, private, and not-for-profit entities are invited to submit applications requesting Freight Enhancement funds (FRE) for non-highway freight improvement projects for the SFY 2023.

Eligible Applicants:

Public, private, and not-for-profit entities are eligible for Freight Enhancement funds.

Project Eligibility: NOTE: Any application that fails to meet these criteria will be disqualified and is ineligible for funding.

o In accordance with RSMo 226.225, Freight Enhancement funds must be used for transportation purposes other than roads.
o Freight Enhancement funds are limited to capital projects such as the construction of improvements or purchase of equipment that support the 2022 State Freight and Rail Plan’s identified goals, objectives, strategies, actions or needs (see Tables 1, 2, and 3 of this notice for additional information).
o Operating costs are not eligible.
o A minimum of 20% of the project’s cost must come from sources other than FRE funding.
o A total of $3,250,000 is anticipated to be available for this program. The maximum available for any one project is $1,000,000. Funds will be paid on a reimbursable basis and will not be lump sum grants.
o A list of previously selected projects can be found on the MoDOT Freight website

o Freight Enhancement funds must be used on projects located within the State of Missouri.

Project Duration:

o Projects should be ready to begin July 15, 2022 and must be completed and billed to MoDOT by June 15, 2023. NOTE: All eligible costs must occur after July 15, be preapproved by MoDOT staff, and be procured following Missouri State Statutes.

Contact information for questions:

o Cheryl Ball 573-526-5578;
o Stacey Fowler 573-526-4045;

Click for the full solicitation: Freight Enhancement Program Solicitation

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