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Grants to USA Agencies and Tribes for Transportation Infrastructure Capital and Planning Projects

National Infrastructure Investments - Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program

GrantWatch ID# 195572
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) - Office of the Secretary of Transportation
CFDA Number: 20.933
Funding or PIN Number: DTOS59-23-RA-RAISE
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/28/23 11:59 PM EDT Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories government agencies and tribal agencies for transportation infrastructure capital and planning projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects that have a significant local or regional impact.

These funds, and any additional funds appropriated for the RAISE program by enacted FY 2023 appropriations law, will be awarded on a competitive basis, per statute, for 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.

Eligible projects include capital projects and planning projects. For more information, see


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants for RAISE grants are: States and the District of Columbia; any territory or possession of the United States; a unit of local government; a public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States; a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; a Federally recognized Indian Tribe or a consortium of such Indian Tribes; a transit agency; and a multi-State or multijurisdictional group of entities that are separately eligible.

Multiple States or jurisdictions may submit a joint application and should identify a lead applicant as the primary point of contact and also identify the primary recipient of the award. Joint applications should include a description of the roles and responsibilities of each applicant.

Recipients of RAISE/BUILD/TIGER grants may apply for funding to support additional phases of a project previously awarded funds in the RAISE/BUILD/TIGER program. However, to be competitive, the applicant should demonstrate the extent to which the previously funded project phase has met estimated project schedules and budget, as well as the ability to realize the benefits expected for the project. A previous RAISE/BUILD/TIGER award, or application, does not affect competitiveness under the FY 2023 RAISE competition.

Federal funds awarded under this program may not be used to support or oppose union organizing, whether directly or as an offset for other funds.

Federal agencies are not eligible applicants for the FY 2023 RAISE program.

Pre-Proposal Conference
For FY 2023 RAISE Discretionary Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of webinars that delve into various aspects of the RAISE application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective RAISE applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance of USDOT.

How to Compete Webinars: The presentation and recordings will be posted for each of these sessions.

TITLE: How to Compete for RAISE Grants
January 5,2023 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Registration Link:

TITLE: How to Compete for RAISE Grants: New Applicants
January 12, 2023 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Registration Link:

TITLE: How to Compete for RAISE Grants: Rural and Tribal Applicants
January 24, 2023 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Registration Link:

Check the FY 2023 RAISE Webinar Series at for more information.

Pre-Application Information
Final Applications must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM E.D.T. on February 28, 2023. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted through The “Apply” function is now open. Please be aware that you must complete the registration process before submitting the Final Application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Applicants are encouraged to start the registration process as soon as possible.

To register on, applicants must:
1. Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number;*
2. Register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at;
3. Create a username and password; and
4. The E-Business Point of Contact (POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from and login at to authorize you as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). Please note that there can be more than one AOR for an organization.
For information and instructions on each of these processes, please see instructions at

The Federal share of the costs of an eligible project carried out using a grant provided under the RAISE grant program shall not exceed 80 percent unless the project is located in a rural area, a historically disadvantaged community (HDC), or an area of persistent poverty (APP). Urban area and rural area are defined in Section C.3.ii of this notice. HDCs and APPs are defined in Section C.3.iii. For more information, see

Each lead applicant may submit no more than three applications. Unrelated project components should not be bundled in a single application for the purpose of adhering to the limit. If a lead applicant submits more than three applications as the lead applicant, only the first three received will be considered.

About RAISE:
Additional Guidance:
RAISE Grant Urbanized Area:
Areas of Persistent Poverty and Historically Disadvantaged Communities:

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View webinar recording from January 5, 2023:
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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
The BIL specifies that the minimum RAISE grant award is $5 million in urban areas and $1 million in rural areas. Grants may not be greater than $25 million.

Contact Information
For further information concerning this notice, please contact the RAISE grant program staff via e-mail at, or call Howard Hill at 202-366-0301. A TDD is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at 202-366-3993.

If applicants experience difficulties at any point during registration or application process, please call the Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726.

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