Department of TransportationDescription:
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” or “BIL” ) authorized and appropriated $ 1. 5 billion to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for Local
and Regional Project Assistance Program Grants under National Infrastructure Investments.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) solicits applications for projects funded under the Local and Regional Project Assistance Program, known as the RAISE Grants program.
The Department intends to amend this NOFO to provide more details on or before January 30, 202 2. Additionally, if the FY 2022 Appropriations Act provides additional funding for the RAISE grants program and/or significantly different requirements for National Infrastructure Investment funds, the Department will amend this Notice with guidance on additional requirements.As with previous rounds, funds for the FY 2022 RAISE Transportation program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact.The BIL specifies that RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grants may not be less than $5 million and not greater than $25 million, except that for projects located in rural areas the minimum RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grant size is $1 million.