U.S. Department of Transportation: Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. Department of Transportation: Notice of Funding Opportunity

RAISE Discretionary Grants

Award Ceiling: $25 million

Award Floor: $1 million

No minimum award amount for planning grants

Applications due: February 28, 2023


The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2023. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.

This notice is an amendment to the original notice posted November 30 to reflect additional funding made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. Total funding for the program is $1.5 billion.

Half of the funding will go to projects in rural areas, and half of the funding will go to projects in urban areas. At least $15 million in funding is guaranteed to go towards projects located in Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities, and projects located in these areas will be eligible for up to 100 percent federal cost share, as directed by Congress in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Eligible Applicants for RAISE grants are: States and the District of Columbia; any territory or possession of the United States; a unit of local government; a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States; a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; a Federally recognized Indian Tribe or a consortium of such Indian Tribes; a transit agency; and a multi-State or multijurisdictional group of entities that are separately eligible.