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Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.940
U.S. Department of Transportation
Oct 13, 2022

Faith Hall


The Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program will provide funding for projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity. The program will support economically disadvantaged communities to increase affordable, accessible, and multimodal access to destinations like jobs, healthcare, grocery stores, schools, places of worship, recreation, and park space. The program seeks to award funding to rural and tribal communities that face unique challenges related to mobility and economic development, including isolation, transportation cost burden, and traffic safety.

Program priorities include:

  • Safety
  • Economic strength and global competitiveness
  • Climate and sustainability
  • Transformative, innovative solutions to reconnecting communities

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000,000
Award floor: $100,000
Project period: Funds must be obligated by September 30, 2025
Estimated number of awards: 125
Estimated total program funding: $195,000,000 ($50,000,000 is set aside for planning and technical assistance grants, and $145,000,000 is available for capital construction grants.)

Planning grants have a 20% match requirement, and capital construction grants have a 50% match requirement.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicant webinar recording

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