The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced the combined Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) and Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) Programs. Up to $3.16 billion is available for planning and construction projects. Townships are eligible to apply through September 28, 2023. Under the combined program, USDOT is offering three grants:
- Community Planning Grants will award RCP and/or NAE funds to planning activities for construction projects to address local transportation challenges.
- Capital Construction Grants will award RCP and/or NAE funds to projects that remove, retrofit, mitigate, or replace an existing dividing transportation facility with a facility that reconnects communities; mitigate a facility that is a source of air pollution, noise, stormwater, heat, or other burdens; or implement a strategy to reduce environmental harm and/or improve access.
- Regional Partnerships Challenge Grants will award NAE funds to a project led by two or more applicants to address a persistent regional challenge related to equitable access and mobility.
For additional information, visit the RCP/NAE programs website.