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 percent design complete

Application Resources and 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, 2023
    DRPT began accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2025

DRPT's WebGrants

DRPT’s WebGrants site is the portal that allows DRPT’s partners to apply for funding, submit reimbursement requests, manage grants, and report performance requirements.