USDOT announces 2024 RAISE Grant Program

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Key Takeaways

On November 30, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced $1.5 billion in funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.

Previously known as TIGER and BUILD grants, competitive RAISE grants invest in a wide variety of transportation projects at the state and local level that improve safety, environmental sustainability, community connectivity and economic development. Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 RAISE grants are funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL/P.L. 117-58), which provides $1.5 billion annually for the program from FY 2022 through FY 2026.

RAISE grant awards supported urban and rural projects across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. in 2023. A full list of 2023 awarded projects can be found here.

Are counties eligible?

Yes. Counties are eligible to apply directly to USDOT. Multiple jurisdictions may submit a joint application but must identify the primary award recipient.  

What can counties use the grant for?

Counties can use RAISE grant funding for the following project types:

Capital

Planning  

  • Award Maximum: $25 million
  • Award Minimum: None  
  • Project Examples: View NOFO

Funding for FY 2024 will be divided evenly across projects in urban and rural areas and a minimum of $75 million (5 percent of total available funds) will go toward planning projects. In developing a competitive application, USDOT is encouraging applicants to consider how projects can address climate change, improve racial equity and remove barriers to opportunity.  

When is the application due?

The deadline for counties to apply is February 28, 2024. Selections will be announced no later than June 27, 2024. Applications must be submitted through grants.gov.  

Upcoming information sessions

USDOT plans to conduct webinars regarding the FY 2024 RAISE Grant NOFO. The schedule will be posted here once it is made available.  

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