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.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, funded with $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. The Department anticipates posting one or more Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for the RCP program in summer of 2022.
The RCP program supports Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s Equity Action Plan to expand access and opportunity for underserved, overburdened, and disadvantaged communities and the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 U.S. Department of Transportation Strategic Plan.
Christopher Coes, DOT Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, will provide opening remarks for the “Getting Ready for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program” webinar. The webinar is 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.