The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $25 million through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants program
The Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, announced that there is $1 billion available to modernize infrastructure. The Department of Transportation (DOT) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to open applications for the $1 billion this fiscal year.
Over $8.935 billion since 2009 was awarded this program to projects in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Projects looking to gain RAISE funding will be evaluated based on numerous categories including safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, state of good repair, to name a few. The department will also prioritize projects that demonstrate that they reduce climate change impacts, racial equity and generate good-paying jobs.