The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping grant applications for the second year of its  Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation grants program.

Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the SMART grants program will make approximately $50 million in competitive grants available for Stage 1 SMART projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems that improve transportation efficiency and safety while building data and technology capacity and experience.

Eligible applicants are state, local and tribal governments seeking to carry out transportation projects that demonstrate at least one of the following technology areas: coordinated automation, connected vehicles, sensors, systems integration, delivery/logistics, innovative aviation, smart grid, or traffic signals.

Applications are being accepted through Oct. 10.

More information, including the notice of funding opportunity, webinars and FAQs, is available on the SMART grants program website and

Questions can be directed to SMART Grants Program staff at, or call Roxanne Ledesma at 202-774-8003.

Approximately $50 million in additional funding will be available in 2024 for Stage 2 Implementation Grants.

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