The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that $1.5 billion in grant funding is available for 2024 through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, a competitive program that supports investments in road, rail, transit and port projects that have a significant local or regional impact.

RAISE discretionary grants are funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Eligible applicants include state and local governments, Tribal governments, and counties.

Grantees may receive up to $25 million per project and will receive no less than $1 million for rural-area projects and $5 million for urban-area projects. No more than $225 million will be awarded to a single state.

Half of the funding will be awarded to projects in rural areas, and half to urban areas. At least $15 million will be awarded to Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities, and projects located in these areas will be eligible for a federal cost share of up to 100%.

RAISE projects are reviewed and evaluated based on safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, mobility and community connectivity, economic competitiveness and opportunity including tourism, state of good repair, partnership and collaboration, and innovation. Applicants are encouraged to consider how their projects can address climate change, ensure racial equity, and remove barriers to opportunity.

Projects designated “RCN Program Extra” during the federal fiscal 2023 Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods program competition, and submitted for consideration under the fiscal 2024 RAISE notice of funding opportunity, will have a greater opportunity to be advanced.

Additional information and the notice of funding opportunity are available online. Questions may be directed to or 202-366-0301.

The application deadline is Feb. 28, and selections will be announced no later than June 27.

In 2023, RAISE supported 162 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The list of 2023 awarded projects is available online.

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