FY2024 U.S. DOT Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)


Link to PDF: RAISE FY24

Description: The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) announced $1.5 billion in available funding for the FY2024 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program to invest in surface transportation projects - roads, rail, transit and ports. Competitive projects will have a significant local or regional impact, and will be consistent with U.S. DOT strategic goals to 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.

Capital Grants and Planning Grants are available.

Funding Restrictions:

  • At least 5% of available funds ($75 million of the $1.5 billion) for the planning, preparation or design of eligible projects.
  • At least 11%, or $15 million, will be awarded to projects located in historically disadvantaged communities (HDC) or areas of persistent poverty (APP). HDC and APP are defined in Section C.5 of the NOFO. Learn more here.
  • No more than 50% (or $750 million) to projects that are located in urban areas, and no more than 50% ($750 million) to projects that are located in rural areas. Urban and rural areas are defined in Section C.4 of the NOFO - urban areas are Census-designated urban areas with populations greater than 200,000 in the 2020 Census; rural areas are located outside of these urban areas. More information, including an interactive map, is available here;

Minimum/Maximum Award Amounts:

  • Capital Grants: minimum award is $5 million in urban areas, and $1 million in rural areas; maximum award of $25 million.
  • Planning Grants: no minimum award amount; maximum award of $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, 2024 (electronically through  Grants.gov; search by CFDA "20.933").


Local Match Requirement: Varies. The Federal cost share may not exceed 80% unless the project is located in a rural area, a historically disadvantaged community (HDC), or an area of persistent poverty (APP). See Sections C.2, C.4, C.5 of the NOFO.


Webinars: US DOT is offering a series of webinars about the RAISE application process. A webinar schedule will be available here.

View webinars from previous rounds here.


Additional Resources and Tools:


CRCOG Member Municipalities can receive a word document, which can be used to prepare application materials. Please contact Elizabeth Sanderson, BIL Coordinator and Principal Program Manager at CRCOG, with questions or if you would like additional information about this program and access to additional resources.