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Webinar: Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program Notice of Funding Opportunity


The U.S. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program. DOT will host this “Interested in Applying?” webinar for prospective applicants. Register).  

The $1 billion RCP Program was established under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in keeping with the Biden-Harris Administration’s belief that the promise of our nation is that every American has an equal chance to get ahead. It is the first-ever program to help reconnect communities previously cut off from opportunities by transportation infrastructure, such as highways and rail lines, through solutions like high-quality public transportation, infrastructure removal, and main street revitalization. 
In Fiscal Year 2022, the RCP Program provides up to $195 million for public engagement, planning activities, capital construction projects, and technical assistance to reconnect communities where transportation infrastructure has created barriers. 
See the NOFO to learn about eligibility, funding, application and submission processes, and evaluation criteria. Public transportation agencies that are a unit of local government are eligible to apply. The application submission deadline is Thursday, October 13, 2022. The RCP Program welcomes applications from diverse eligible applicants regardless of size, location, and experience administering federal funding awards.