U.S. DOT has published a NOFO for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the RAISE grant program
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation’s National Infrastructure Investments (i.e., the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program) under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”)
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, DOT
ACTION: Notice of Funding Opportunity
SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. Funds for the FY 2022 RAISE grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. This program is referred to as the Local and Regional Project Assistance Program in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”).
DATES: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern on April 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning this notice, please contact the RAISE grant program staff via e-mail at RAISEgrants@dot.gov, or call Howard Hill at 202-366-0301. A TDD is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at 202-366-3993. In addition, DOT will regularly post answers to questions and requests for clarifications as well as information about webinars for further guidance on DOT’s website at www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants.
- Program Description
- Overview- (full details in link below)
The Department seeks to fund projects under the RAISE Program that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are designed with specific elements to address climate change impacts. Specifically, the Department is looking to award projects that align with the President’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, promote energy efficiency, support fiscally responsible land use and transportation efficient design, increase use of lower-carbon travel modes such as transit and active transportation, incorporate electrification or zero emission vehicle infrastructure, increase climate resilience, support domestic manufacturing, incorporate lower-carbon pavement and construction materials, reduce pollution, and recycle or redevelop brownfield sites.
- Federal Award Information
- Amount Available- (full details in link below)
The BIL authorized and appropriated $1.5 billion to be awarded by DOT for RAISE grants under the Local and Regional Project Assistance Program for FY 2022. This Notice will be amended if additional amounts become available for this program under the FY 2022 Appropriations Act. FY 2022 RAISE grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact and improve transportation infrastructure. DOT will award at least 5 percent of available funds, or $75 million (of the $1.5 billion) for the planning, preparation or design of eligible projects.
- Award Size
The BIL specifies that the minimum RAISE grant award is $5 million, except that for projects located in rural areas (as defined in Section C.3.ii) the minimum award size is $1 million. Grants may not be greater than $25 million. Under the RAISE FY 2022 program, minimum and maximum award sizes are the same for capital and planning projects. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications only for eligible award amounts.
For informational purposes, you can view previous applicants to the RAISE/BUILD/TIGER programs for 2009-2021 here.
For additional funding opportunities, please visit https://www.irpt.net/funding-opportunities/
Looking for a referral for a grant writer? Please visit IRPT’s Member page here or contact us today for a referral and introduction.