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Assistance for Communities through the Thriving Communities Program (TCP)

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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Dec 6, 2022

The Thriving Communities Program (TCP) will provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building support for underserved communities to help them compete for federal aid and deliver quality infrastructure projects that enable communities and neighborhoods to thrive.

Technical assistance and support will include:

  • Individualized deep-dive technical assistance, planning, and capacity building for selected communities through project development, project funding, financing, and project delivery
  • Participating in a national Community of Practice to advance policies, practices and projects informed by meaningful public involvement and partnership. Communities of Practice include:
    • Main streets - Rural and tribal community revitalization; building state DOT relationships
    • Complete neighborhoods - Urban and suburban connectivity; equitable transit-oriented development
    • Networked communities - Intermodal neighborhoods
  • Receiving targeted technical support as part of the national TCP capacity building network

Technical assistance providers will work with selected recipient communities to plan and develop transportation and community revitalization activities that:

  • Increase mobility
  • Reduce pollution from transportation sources
  • Expand affordable transportation options
  • Facilitate efficient land use
  • Preserve or expand jobs
  • Improve housing conditions
  • Enhance connections to healthcare, education, and food security
  • Improve health outcomes

Eligible participants include:

  • Local, state, and tribal governments, including pueblos and villages
  • United States territories
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Transit agencies
  • Other political subdivisions of state and local governments

Priority will be given to communities and organizations that have had limited past success in applying for or receiving federal transportation funding, or in successfully delivering integrated infrastructure and community development projects.

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

Assistance will be provided at no cost for up to 2 years.

At least 30 communities will be selected.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, instructions, a letter of interest template, and the online web form are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Fundraising · Grant writing · Infrastructure · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Transportation

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