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Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program – USDOT Webinar on May 19th

Posted on May 13, 2022 by Dene Westbrook

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

The Opportunity:  Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program

The Department anticipates posting one or more Notices of Funding Opportunity for the RCP Program 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 19th, DOT invites you to join Christopher Coes, DOT Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, for a 60-minute webinar intended to 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/your members 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.

Questions in advance of the webinar can be sent to ReconnectingCommunities@dot.gov.

John LaMacchia is the League’s director of state & federal affairs. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.

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