Description: Up to $100 million in grants is available 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 $50 million for Stage 1 projects this round. A second round of funding for Stage 2 will likely be announced later this year.
Link to Program Website: Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program
Eligible Applicant(s): State, CRCOG, Municipalities, Others
Due Date for FY2023 Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping Grants: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Webinars: U.S. DOT hosted a webinar entitled "How to Apply for an FY23 SMART Grant" on August 17, 2023. You can Watch the Recording, using Passcode: p8nry*cH