In today’s environment of limited local resources, new federal funding opportunities, and frequently changing rules and procedures, securing funds for infrastructure investments is challenging. Since 2009, WSP USA has helped clients secure over $20 billion in federal grants for over 100 projects nationwide from a variety of discretionary programs, and nearly $3 billion from subsidized federal loan and credit assistance programs.

Finding Opportunities in Infrastructure Investment

Key grant and funding programs that we have advised our clients on include:

  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Investment Grants (New Starts, Small Starts and Core Capacity)
  • Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants (formerly TIGER)
  • USDOT Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants (formerly FASTLANE)

Our team includes former USDOT, FTA, FRA, and FHWA senior staff and political appointees with knowledge of and experience with federal, state and local discretionary transportation funding programs, as well as former executives of regional and local agencies who have implemented projects with funds from these programs. We offer our clients the knowledge they need to be successful, to navigate through complex processes and requirements, and to stay informed of the latest policy developments and innovative approaches.


  • Grant and loan eligibility and strategy
  • Business cases
  • Transportation planning and policy
  • Project screening and prioritization
  • Multimodal and corridor planning
  • Environmental process advisory, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and permitting
  • Program management support
  • Policy research
  • Grant and loan application development and compliance reviews