National Center for Rural Road Safety

Over $70 million available to rural, Tribal communities through RAISE grants

BOZEMAN, MONTANA – 12/21/2022 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for more than $70 million in federal grant funding for rural transportation infrastructure projects.

The funding is being made available through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2023. At least $15 million of the total funding will go towards projects located in Areas of Persistent Poverty of Historically Disadvantaged Communities.

The announcement stated that applicants should consider how their projects can address climate change, ensure racial equity, and remove barriers to opportunity.

  • The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2023. Learn how to apply for the NOFO here.
  • In the upcoming weeks, USDOT will host a series of recorded webinars that delve into various aspects of the RAISE application process. The series will be announced here.
  • For more about the RAISE application process, visit the FAQ webpage

The National Center for Rural Road Safety encourages rural and Tribal communities to apply as appropriate to their situation.

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