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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a webinar for potential applicants to get ready for the forthcoming Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program on Thursday, May 19 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT. Register here.

The Opportunity: The Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program 

The Department anticipates posting one or more Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program (RCP) in summer of 2022. The RCP was created under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide up to $1 billion over the next 5 years. The program’s funds can support planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to equitably and safely restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development.  

Get Ready: Attend a Webinar on the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program  

On Thursday, May 19, DOT invites you to join Christopher Coes, DOT Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, for a 60 min webinar intended help potential applicants and their partners better understand the upcoming program before its official launch. 

This introductory webinar is free and open to the public. It is intended for a broad range of attendees, including representatives of organizations eligible to receive funds under the RCP program: States, units of local governments, Federally recognized Tribal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and owners of transportation facilities eligible for capital construction grants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact ReconnectingCommunites@dot.gov. 

Learn more and stay connected:  

·       Register for the RCP program Webinar on May 19, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT here

·       Visit the RCP web page here 

·       Subscribe to receive RCP program email updates here. 

·       Consider additional DOT discretionary funding opportunities here. 

You may send questions to ReconnectingCommunities@dot.gov.

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