Coming Soon: Dept. of Transportation - Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program. Webinar: 5/19
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program - Planning Grants and Capital Construction Grants
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, funded with $1 billion over the next 5 years. The program’s funds can support planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to equitably and safely restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will determine whether to issue one or more Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for the RCP program. The Department anticipates posting the NOFO(s) for RCP program grants and technical assistance in summer of 2022. Once NOFO(s) are posted, eligible parties may submit application(s) for grants. Award announcements are expected to be made in early 2023.
Planning Grants: Planning grants may be used to study the feasibility and impacts of removing, retrofitting, or mitigating an existing eligible facility or to conduct planning activities necessary to design a project to remove, retrofit, or mitigate an existing eligible facility.
Capital Construction Grants: Capital construction grants may be used for projects for which all necessary studies and other planning activities have been completed to remove, retrofit, mitigate, or to replace an existing eligible facility.
A highway, including a road, street, or parkway or other transportation facility, such as a railroad track, that creates a barrier to community connectivity, including barriers to mobility, access, or economic development, due to high speeds, grade separations, or other design factors.
Planning Grants: states, units of local government, federally recognized Tribal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, nonprofit organizations
Capital Construction Grants: facility owners, partnerships between the facility owner and the other entities listed as eligible planning grant applications
Total Amount Available:
Fiscal Year 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 5-Year Total
Planning $50M $50M $50M $50M $50M $250M
Capital Construction $145M $148M $150M $152M $155M $750M
Total Authorized Amount $195M $198M $200M $202M $205M $1,000M
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a webinar for potential applicants to get ready for the forthcoming Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program.
May 19, 2022 at 1:30PM EST
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