The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $1.5 billion in funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2023. Townships are eligible to apply through Grants.gov and the deadline for applications is February 28, 2023.
Capital and planning projects are eligible for RAISE grants, including:
- Highway, bridge, and other road projects
- Public transportation
- Port infrastructure investments
- Intermodal projects
- Replace or rehabilitate culverts or prevent stormwater runoff to improve aquatic species habitats
- Planning, preparation, or design (for example- environmental analysis, feasibility studies, benefit cost analysis, and other pre-construction activities) of eligible capital projects
The FY23 RAISE funding will be equally divided between rural and urban area projects. USDOT is offering a series of webinars on the application process, which will be announced in the coming weeks. The Notice of Funding, Application FAQs, and more are available on USDOT’s website: https://www.transportation.gov/ and search “RAISE.” For more information, please contact RAISE grant program staff at RAISEgrants@dot.gov or call Howard Hill at 202-366-0301. Click here for a Grant Alert Summary from PennDOT. Questions can also be submitted to PennDOT at RA-PDTRANSFEDFUNDOPP@pa.gov.