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Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Formula Program

Federal Agency


Federal Highway Administration (FHA)


To improve the resiliency of transportation infrastructure, including community resilience and evacuation route grants, and at-risk coastal infrastructure grants.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

States are designated recipients for formula allocations of the PROTECT program

Decarbonization Considerations

The PROTECT Formula Program will support planning, resilience improvements, community resilience and evacuation routes, and at-risk coastal infrastructure. The extent to which eligible use of funds include projects like the utilization of renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids for resilience ends is still "to be determined" at this time. Consider opportunities to enhance resiliency of multi-modal transit and rail.

Equity Considerations

This is an opportunity to integrate how states and local public agencies conduct comprehensive planning and make investments for decarbonization, resilience, and energy justice and equity objectives.

Helpful Tips

Consider using DOT's new mapping tool "Identifying Transportation Disadvantaged Census Tracts"

Other Notes


Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)


Funding Available


Max Award Amount

Varies by state

Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

20% cost share required

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