Below are resources cities can use for funding sources. If you have any resources you’d like to see added to this list, please let us know.
Iowa LTAP Work Zone Sign Package Program
The goal of this Iowa DOT funded program is to provide an avenue for smaller cities, less than 10,000 population, to be able to obtain a basic work zone sign package that is in compliance with the 2009 MUTCD and to make their work zones safer for operations personnel and motorists. It is currently proposed that the materials to be included in the package will be the following:
- One Lane Road Ahead Signs
- Road Work Ahead Signs
- Be Prepared to Stop Signs
- Type III Barricades
- 28” Traffic Cones
- Class 2 Safety Vests
- Sign Stands
- 42 inch Channelizers
Each of these will be of the correct type and size for lower speed city street work. All of the devices will include high intensity retro-reflective sheeting suitable for nighttime use.
The application period for the 2024 program opens on December 1 and will run through December 31, 2023. It is expected that approximately 10 cities will be chosen as winners to receive a work zone sign package. Apply Here
Upcoming USDOT Funding Resources and Opportunities
The USDOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard provides communities with an overview of discretionary grant opportunities that can help meet their transportation infrastructure needs. The Dashboard also includes Federal grant programs outside of DOT that may be of particular interest to rural communities. The below list spotlights just a few of the currently open funding opportunities – visit the Grants Dashboard to find more or check out the calendar of open and upcoming grant opportunities!
Funding through the Iowa DOT
- The Iowa DOT has a wonderful resource full of information regarding state and federal programs providing transportation funding to local governments and other entities. Click here to explore the Iowa DOT’s Funding Guide.
- The Iowa DOT, Modal Transportation Bureau would like to remind cities and counties of the beneficial cost-sharing rail programs available for the repair of at-grade crossing surfaces and upgrading active warning devices at railroad crossings.
- State funded Highway-Railroad Crossing Surface Repair Program
- Federally funded Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Program, (upgrading of signals, lights, and gates). * Note: The IIJA Bill, passed in 2021 changed the funding for this program from 90% federal funds / 10% local match to 100% federally funded.
- The Local Systems Bureau of the Iowa DOT has developed a website dealing with information describing the various programs within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA provides federal funding for bridges, streets, and other projects. The link is: https://iowadot.gov/local_systems/IIJA-Information. The website also provides guidance on the use of SWAP funds and the processes to undertake as the SWAP program evolves and federally funded projects are developed.