Our Grant Programs

Intro CWRY

The Freight Fund

Program Background

The Freight Fund is designed to support rail infrastructure investments to expand the Virginia freight rail network. Funding awards require a performance period once the project has been completed to ensure the investment brings lasting benefits to the economy and transportation network in Virginia. 

Supported Projects

  • Railways
  • Railroad equipment
  • Rolling stock
  • Rights-of-way
  • Rail facilities
  • Engineering and design
  • Environmental
  • 30% design complete

Application Resources & Timeline  

For detailed information on the application timeline, goals, eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, and application process for all DRPT administered grants programs, view the resources below:

Application Timeline

  • December 1, 2022
    DRPT began accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2024

Application Resources

Freight Rail Grant Funding and Procedures