PennDOT is accepting applications for transportation improvement projects under the multimodal fund created by last year's comprehensive transportation bill, or Act 89.
Eligible projects can cost between $100,000 and $3 million. Assistance is available for municipalities, councils of governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, rail freight and ports.
PennDOT has $20 million in unrestricted funds available in the 2014-15 fiscal year, and there is a 30 percent match.
PennDOT also can award grants from the dedicated budget categories. Those include aviation, rail freight, ports and bicycle-pedestrian projects.
Selections will be based on the following criteria: safety benefits, regional economic conditions, technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability.
This year's application period ends June 30.