FY 2023 RAISE Webinar Series: How to Compete for RAISE Grants -- Rural & Tribal Applicants

Jan 24, 2023

FY 2023 RAISE Webinar Series: How to Compete for RAISE Grants -- Rural & Tribal Applicants

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

2:00-4:00 PM EST

Register here!

Join the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) RAISE staff and the ROUTES Initiative on Tuesday, January 24 from 2:00-4:00 PM ET for a webinar intended to help potential rural and tribal applicants successfully compete for the FY 2023 RAISE Discretionary Grant Program. If you are unable to attend the webinar or space is no longer available, the slides and recording will be made available shortly after the conclusion of the webinar.

The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Discretionary Grant Program, provides a unique opportunity for the USDOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $12.1 billion for fourteen rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact. In 2022, RAISE awarded 166 projects across 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. 

The FY 2023 RAISE program has $2.275 billion to be awarded to projects with significant local or regional impact. Applicants are encouraged to consider how climate change may impact their project as well as any equity considerations. Half of the FY 2023 RAISE funding will go to projects in rural areas and at least $15 million in funding is guaranteed for projects located in Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities, and projects located in these areas will be eligible for up to 100 percent federal cost share.  

The NOFO is available here. The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on February 28, 2023. 

Other FY 2023 RAISE Webinars that may be helpful:


 Learn more and stay connected to the RAISE Grant Program:

  • Register for the How to Compete for RAISE Grants: Rural & Tribal Applicants webinar on January 24, 2:00-4:00 PM EST here.
  • Visit the RAISE grants web page here.
  • Consider additional DOT discretionary funding opportunities here.

 You may send questions to Raisegrants@dot.gov.



The Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative aims to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure by disseminating resources on its website and providing technical assistance. If you want to learn more about ROUTES, or how it can help your community, you can reach the ROUTES team at rural@dot.gov.