CSAC Bulletin Article

Department of Transportation Launches Thriving Communities Program

October 13, 2022

Last week the Department of Transportation (DOT) launched its Thriving Communities Program, a $30 million collaboration between DOT and HUD to help communities access once-in-a-generation levels of federal infrastructure funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and deliver transformative projects.

The program will pair a cohort of applicants with organizations who will provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building support to grow community capacity to take projects from conception through to delivery. The program is focused on supporting under-resourced and disadvantaged urban, rural and Tribal communities.

DOT will be hosting a series of webinars for both those interested in receiving support through the program, and for capacity builders interested in applying for funding under the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Interested communities are encouraged to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) prior to December 6, with the NOFO for capacity builders open until November 22. Fact sheets and links to webinar registration are available on the Thriving Communities webpage here.

Information on upcoming webinars including registration links:

  • Interested in Receiving Technical Assistance? DOT Thriving Communities Program Overview for Prospective Technical Assistance Recipients | October 13, 2022 (4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT) Webinar Registration – Zoom (zoomgov.com)
  • Interested in becoming a DOT Thriving Communities Capacity Builder? Thriving Communities Program Overview for Prospective Technical Assistance Providers | October 19, 2022 (1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT) Webinar Registration – Zoom (zoomgov.com)
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