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U.S. Department of Transportation is Accepting Applications for BUILD Grant Funding

April 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $900 million for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants Program. 

Funds for the Fiscal Year 2019 BUILD Transportation grants program will be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. The BUILD program directly awards grants to local governments for projects that are not generally eligible for funding under existing surface transportation formula programs, including those which increase the quality of life and economic competitiveness of communities across the country, particularly in rural areas. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.

Applications must be submitted by 8 p.m. ET on July 15, 2019.

To learn more about the BUILD application process, please register for one of DOT’s upcoming webinars.

  • How to Compete for BUILD Transportation Grants – All Applicants, Tuesday, April 30, 12-2 p.m. PDT. Register here.
  • How to Compete for BUILD Transportation Grants – Tribal and Rural Applicants, Thursday, May 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT. Register here.
  • Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis for a BUILD Application, Tuesday, May 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT. Register here.
  • How to Compete for BUILD Transportation Grants – All Applicants, Thursday, May 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT. Register here.
  • Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis for a BUILD Application, Tuesday, May 14, 12-2 p.m. PDT. Register here.

For additional information, please contact BUILD Transportation grants program staff by email at BUILDgrants@dot.gov or call Howard Hill at 202-366-0301. A TDD is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at 202-366-3993. DOT will also regularly post answers to questions and requests for clarifications as well as information about webinars for further guidance on DOT’s website.

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