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BIL Opportunity – Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program

Open Date:

7/14/2022

Close Date:

10/13/2022

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM EDT.

DOT will host a webinar to provide a general overview of the new DOT Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, including an overview of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and the evaluation criteria.

To learn more and register, please visit the RCP webinars page.

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation

Overview

The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program grants. Funds for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 RCP Program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development.

The program provides technical assistance and grant funding for planning and capital construction to address infrastructure barriers, restore community connectivity, and improve peoples’ lives. The variety of transformative solutions to knit communities back together can include: high-quality public transportation, infrastructure removal, pedestrian walkways and overpasses, capping and lids, linear parks and trails, roadway redesigns and complete streets conversions, and main street revitalization. The RCP Program welcomes applications from diverse local, Tribal, and regional communities regardless of size, location, and experience administering Federal funding awards.

The RCP Program provides funding for two types of grants. Planning Grants fund the study of removing, retrofitting, or mitigating an existing facility to restore community connectivity; to conduct public engagement; and other transportation planning activities. Capital Construction Grants are to carry out a project to remove, retrofit, mitigate, or replace an existing eligible facility with a new facility that reconnects communities.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$195,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
$100,000,000
Estimated Awards:
125

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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