Description: Up to $100 million in grants annually for FY2022-2026 to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety. Projects that innovatively use data and technology to solve challenges facing communities will be more competitive than proposals with well-established and broadly adopted systems and technologies. Autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, smart traffic signals, and sensor-based infrastructure that collects data to inform transportation-related operations and performance are a few examples. The program is divided into two stages: Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping Grants and Stage 2 Implementation Grants. U.S. DOT anticipates that only recipients of Stage 1 grants will be eligible for Stage 2 grants. U.S. DOT expects to award 30-50 projects of up to $2 million each for Stage 1, and up to $15 million per project in Stage 2.
Link to Program Website: Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program
Eligible Applicant(s): State, CRCOG, Municipalities, Others
Due Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Reference Information: U.S. DOT webinar on 9/29/2022, 2:30 pm – see program website for registration and post-event recordings.