DOT Sets RAISE Grant Application Deadline For February 28

Those seeking a federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure With Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time February 28 to get their applications in.

A series of webinars to help grant applicants is underway with the last one scheduled 2-3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 8 regarding completing the SF 424 and the RAISE Project Information Form. Information is available on the RAISE program website at

The U.S. Department of Transportation offers the grants annually on a competitive basis for planning or constructing surface transportation infrastructure projects that will improve safety; environmental stability; quality of life; mobility and community connectivity; economic competitiveness and opportunity, including tourism; state of good repair; partnership and collaboration; and innovation.

The projects should have a significant local or regional impact or support projects consistent with the Department of Transportation’s strategic goals concerning safety improvement, economic strength and global competitiveness, equity and climate and sustainability.

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Eligible applicants include states, territories or possessions of the United States, local governments, tribes and public agencies, transit agencies or multi-state or multijurisdictional groups.

Eligible projects include port infrastructure investments, including inland port infrastructure and land points of entry, bridge or highway projects, public transportation projects and others.

Applications must be submitted through

DOT will not review applications in advance of their submissions, but RAISE program staff are available to answer questions by emailing or calling Andrea Jacobson at 202-366-9603. A TDD is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at 202-366-3993.

In addition, DOT will regularly post answers to questions and requests for clarifications on the FAQ website at as well as on the RAISE program website.