(Closed for FY2022) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

Description: The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) announced $1.5 billion in available funding for the FY2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects. The program will fund surface transportation infrastructure projects that will improve: 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. Demonstrated project readiness and cost effectiveness are additional considerations.

Planning grants are also available. Per the BIL, the Department will award at least five percent of available funds ($75 million of the $1.5 billion) for the planning, preparation or design of eligible projects.

The minimum award is $5 million; except for projects located in rural areas where the minimum award size is $1 million. Grants may not be greater than $25 million.

See CRCOG’s RAISE FY 23 Memo_12.20.22 and U.S. DOT’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)  and FY 2023 RAISE NOFO Checklist for additional information.

Link to Program Website:

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

Eligible Applicants: 

State, CRCOG, Municipalities, Others

Due Date:

Applications are due February 28, 2023 (electronically through  Grants.gov)

Local Match Requirement: Varies. The Federal cost share may not exceed 80% for urban projects that are NOT either located in an Area of Persistent Poverty (APP) or a Historically Disadvantaged Community (HDC). Federal cost share may exceed 80% for projects in rural areas, Area of Persistent Poverty (APP), or Historically Disadvantaged Community (HDC). CRCOG has a mapping application outlining the specific regional location of these areas here. DOT does not use an applicant’s cost share when evaluating applications on merit.

Webinar: US DOT is offering a series of webinars about the RAISE application process

Please contact Kyle Shiel, Principal Planner at CRCOG, with questions or if you would like additional information about this program.