September 23, 2022: Federal Register (full link below)
Department of Transportation: Notice of Funding Opportunity
The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grants. Funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 SMART Grants Program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems to improve transportation efficiency and safety.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 18, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
The purpose of the SMART Grants Program is to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety. The program funds projects that are focused on using technology interventions to solve real-world challenges and build data and technology capacity and expertise in the public sector.
The SMART Grants Program includes two stages: Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping Grants (Stage 1 grants) and Stage 2 Implementation Grants (Stage 2 grants). The program structure is based on a belief that planning, prototyping, and partnership are critical to advancing the state of the practice for data and technology projects in the public sector. USDOT anticipates that only recipients of Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping Grants will be eligible for Stage 2 Implementation Grants and anticipates funding projects of up to $2,000,000 per project for Stage 1 and up to $15,000,000 per project for Stage 2.
The BIL established the SMART Grants Program with $500,000,000 in advanced appropriations, including $100,000,000 for FY 2022. Therefore, this Notice makes available up to $100,000,000 for FY 2022 grants under the SMART Grants Program. USDOT anticipates using up to 2% of this funding for administrative costs.