Apply now for RAISE discretionary grant program

$1.5 billion available from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $1.5 billion in funding via the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.

"The RAISE program helps communities large and small fix and modernize their infrastructure,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This year, thanks to the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we can support more projects than ever, and help make our transportation system safer, more accessible, and more sustainable for people across the country.” 

This program is the first to accept applications through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In 2022, $1.5 billion is available, which is a 50 percent increase in funding over last year.

Projects selected for RAISE grants are selected and reviewed for merit, using criteria that looks at environmental sustainability, safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, state of good repair, etc.

The deadline to apply is April 14, 2022 at 5 p.m. Find out more. Selected projects will be announced no later than August 12, 2022.

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This USDOT program offers grants of $5 million to $25 million each. Does Washington State Government have a coordination/assistance function to make sure state, local, and tribal agencies in the State achieve an optimized level of support for RCW authorized transportation priorities in the pursuit of this massive competitive grant funding pot of money? Or should we expect a free for all?

From the PSRC point of view, how does this potential funding fit into the RTP 2050 Financial Plan?

I here am making suggestions for responsive blog postings and news releases to be issued by PSRC that answer my public interest questions.