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    County Issues Newsletter | February 2022

    News Article | February 24, 2022

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.5 Billion in RAISE Grants

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    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting applications through April 14 for projects under the $1.5 billion in RAISE discretionary grants, which were created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    Formerly known as BUILD and TIGER grants, the $1.5 billion in available funding for 2022 represents a 50% increase in available funds over the previous year. RAISE expands the number of communities eligible for a 100% share of federal funding (80% match otherwise), specifically rural communities, areas of persistent poverty and historically disadvantaged communities. USDOT has launched a tool that will allow applicants to determine if their project location is considered a historically disadvantaged community. Prior recipients may apply again.

    Important dates:

    • Deadline: April 14 (selections will be announced no later than Aug. 12).
    • Funds must be obligated by Sept. 30, 2026.
    • Funds must be expended by Sept. 30, 2031.

    Prior Texas county and county-related awards:

    BUILD 2020 Fact Sheets

    • Interstate 20 Energy Sector Safety Project – Midland County (p. 56). Grant amount: $25 million.
    • North Texas Multimodal Operations, Velocity, Efficiency and Safety (NT MOVES) Program – North Central Texas Council of Governments (p. 57). Grant amount: $25 million.

    BUILD 2018 Awards

    • Glasscock County and Reagan County Improvement Project – Glasscock County (p. 86). Grant amount: $25 million.
    • Winkler County Improvement Project – Winkler County (p. 87). Grant amount: $25 million.

    Please visit TAC's Grant Opportunities page for more information.

    For more information about this article, please contact Rick Thompson or Megan Molleur.