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Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.938
U.S. Department of Transportation
May 23, 2022

Paul Baumer


In 2022, the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program will provide grants for projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, generate regional economic growth, and improve quality of life.

Quality of life improvements include projects that:

  • Increase affordable and accessible transportation choices and equity for individuals, including disadvantaged communities
  • Improve access to emergency care, essential services, healthcare providers, or drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation centers
  • Reduce transportation and housing cost burdens, including through public and private investments to support greater commercial and mixed-income residential development near public transportation, along rural main streets or in walkable neighborhoods
  • Increase the walkability and accessibility for pedestrians and encourage thriving communities for individuals to work, live, and play by creating transportation choices for individuals to move freely with or without a car
  • Enhance the unique characteristics of the community
  • Proactively address equity or other disparities and barriers to opportunity, through the planning process or through incorporation of design elements
  • Have engaged, or will engage, diverse people and communities and demonstrate that equity considerations and community input and ownership, particularly among disadvantaged communities, are meaningfully integrated into planning, development, and implementation of transportation investments
  • Support a local, regional, and/or state Equitable Development Plan

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Regional transportation planning organizations
  • Units of local government
  • Tribal governments
  • Consortia of tribal governments
  • Multi-jurisdictional groups of entities listed above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $300,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Frequently asked questions

Tagged as
Access · Community and economic development · Health disparities · Infrastructure · Poverty · Public health · Transportation

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