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Coming Soon: Dept. of Transportation - Thriving Communities Program.

The Thriving Communities Program recognizes the power of local communities to drive innovation if they have the tools to succeed. This program provides hands-on planning support and access to a diverse set of technical assistance providers available to work directly with communities as they build upon local assets to co-design and advance infrastructure projects that address critical social, economic, environmental, and mobility needs. As a result of the Thriving Communities Program, a pipeline of diverse and transformative community-driven infrastructure projects will be advanced across the country to drive inclusive economic growth, build resiliency, and ensure that every place has a chance to thrive.

Congress provided $25 million to launch DOT’s Thriving Communities program in FY2022, and an additional $5 million for HUD to offer complimentary technical assistance as part of the program to improve the coordination of housing and transportation planning to advance residents’ access to opportunity, spur economic development, and increase housing supply. The President’s FY2023 budget requests an additional $110 million to grow the program.

USDOT and HUD plan to separately issue their notices of funding availability in the Fall to select technical assistance and capacity-building providers. Once NOFO(s) are posted, eligible parties may submit application(s) for consideration. Award announcements by DOT and HUD are expected to be made in late 2022. Details on DOT’s NOFO will be available through this webpage, while information on HUD’s NOFO will be available in the future at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/about/pdr-nofos.html--


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