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RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.933
U.S. Department of Transportation
Jul 12, 2021

Howard Hill

Shira Bergstein


RAISE Discretionary Grants (formerly BUILD Discretionary Grants and TIGER Transportation Grants) provide funding for capital investments in unmet surface transportation infrastructure needs.

RAISE funding may be used to support:

  • Highway, bridge, or other road projects
  • Public transportation
  • Passenger and freight rail transportation
  • Port infrastructure investments (including inland port infrastructure and land ports of entry)
  • Intermodal transportation projects
  • Projects investing in surface transportation facilities that are located on tribal land and for which title or maintenance responsibility is vested in the federal government

U.S. Department of Transportation will consider geographic diversity among recipients, including the need for a balance between the needs of urban, rural, and tribal areas, as well as investment in a variety of transportation modes.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State, local, and tribal governments
  • U.S. territories
  • Transit agencies
  • Port authorities
  • Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)
  • Other political subdivisions of state or local governments
  • Multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant

Recipients of BUILD or TIGER grants may apply for funding to support additional phases of a project previously awarded funds under the BUILD/TIGER program. Applicants should demonstrate the extent to which the previously funded project phase has met estimated project schedules and budget, as well as the ability to realize the benefits expected for the project.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $25,000,000
Total funding available: $1,000,000,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website and

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Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Infrastructure · Public health · Transportation

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