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DOT Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program.

Opportunity Title:

Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program



Opportunity Number:

DOT-OST-2023-0097



Description:

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan

Infrastructure Law or BIL, created the Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program (the Program) to provide early-stage development assistance for rural and tribal infrastructure projects. The Program will award grants for either the hiring of staff or the procurement of expert firms to provide financial, technical, and legal assistance; assistance with developmentphase activities; and information regarding innovative financing best practices and case studies. Entities eligible for award include rural local governments or political subdivisions, states, Tribes, and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The Build America Bureau (Bureau) will administer the Program. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) makes $3.4 million available for awards under the Program. Assistance will be provided in the form of direct monetary grants for recipients to hire staff or procure advisory assistance. Procurements for and contracts with grantee-contracted advisors procured for this award must comply with the requirements set forth in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, as further described below.



Eligibility:

i. a unit of local government or political subdivision that is located outside of an urbanized area4 with a population of more than 150,000 residents as determined by the Bureau of the Census; ii. a state seeking to advance a project in an area located outside of an urbanized area with a population of more than 150,000 residents as determined by the Bureau of the Census; iii. a federally recognized Indian Tribe; or iv. the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.



Total Amount Available:

$3,400,000



Maximum Award:

$320,000



Minimum Award:

$150,000



Application Deadline:

The application window will open on August 14, 2023, 60 days after publication of this notice





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