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DOT - Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program NOFO - $3.4M Available

Opportunity Title:

Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program NOFO


Department of Transportation

69A345 Office of the Under Secretary for Policy

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL) is a generational investment in the nation’s transportation system. Section 21205 of Division B of the BIL (Rural and Tribal Infrastructure Advancement) creates a pilot program to provide grants to fund financial, technical, and legal assistance to states and rural and tribal communities. The grants are intended to increase organizational capacity in communities that may not have resources available to evaluate and develop projects that qualify for federal funding and financing programs. Grants reimburse expenses incurred to hire third-party advisory firms to assist with project development.

A total of $3.4 million is made available under this Notice, comprised of $1.6 million from Fiscal Year 2022 and $1.8 million from Fiscal Year 2023. Awards are available up to the statutory limit of $360,000. Actual amounts awarded will be based on the needs of each grantee. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received, beginning 60 days after the Notice is posted. Applications are only accepted through a web-based form; a link is provided in this notice. Application reviews will conclude once the full $3.4 million has been awarded. Half of program funds are reserved for tribal governments that apply in the first month of the program. There is no local match required to participate in this program.


County governments

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

City or township governments

State governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Award Details:

Total Amount Available: $3.4M

Maximum Award: $360k

Minimum Award: $10k


Applications open 60 days after the post date. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, with applications reviewed in the order in which they are received.

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