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FY23 Thriving Communities Program Capacity Builders Cooperative Agreements

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits
  • Private Sector
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Technical Assistance

Reserved for Energy



Office of the Under Secretary for Policy

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation


Thriving Communities National Capacity Builder Program (TCP-N): Funds TCP-N Capacity Builders through cooperative agreements to provide individualized technical assistance, planning, and capacity building support to 15-20 communities located around the country, selected and assigned by DOT, and organized into a Community of Practice. TCP-N Capacity Builders will work with communities to co-design tailored scopes of work based on the community’s individual needs and stage in the transportation planning, design, and development process to be carried out over two years of intensive TCP support. TCP-N Capacity Builders will also facilitate peer learning networks across the communities assigned to their Community of Practice. Evaluation, reporting, resource development, and transition activities will be the Capacity Builders’ focus during the third year of the period of performance.


Thriving Communities Regional Pilot Program (TCP-R): Funds state and local governments and their agencies, Tribal governments, and regional governments or organizations through cooperative agreements to provide support to communities selected by the applicant that are located within their jurisdiction or service area. The focus of this program is to enable state, Tribal, local, and regional governments to support the advancement of transportation opportunities in disadvantaged communities that align with state, Tribal, or regional housing, economic development, public health, climate, and other community development goals. While this program overlaps with the TCP-N Program in scope and purpose, it has a narrower focus on coordination and alignment within a specific geography. TCP-R Capacity Builders will play a coordination and capacity building role rather than providing intensive,

tailored technical assistance. TCP-R Capacity Builders will facilitate peer learning across communities in their state, Tribe and/or region to scale program impact and act as a model for other jurisdictions. The first two years of the period of performance will be focused on both individual community support and peer learning, while the third year will focus on evaluation, reporting, resource development, and transition activities.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Monica Guerra



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