The FY 2020 BUILD Transportation grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact.
The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (FY 2020 Appropriations Act) appropriated $1 billion to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for National Infrastructure Investments. Since this program was created, $8 billion has been awarded for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure over eleven rounds of competitive grants. Like the FY 2017 TIGER program, the FY 2020 BUILD program will also give special consideration to projects which emphasize improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness. Consistent with DOT’s R.O.U.T.E.S. initiative, DOT seeks rural projects that address deteriorating conditions and disproportionately high fatality rates on rural transportation infrastructure. Such projects may concurrently invest in broadband to better facilitate productivity and help rural citizens access opportunities, or promote energy independence to help deliver significant local or regional economic benefit.
To provide technical assistance to prospective applicants, DOT is hosting a series of webinars during the FY 2020 BUILD grant application process. Details will be posted on the agency's website
Eligible Applicants for BUILD Transportation grants are state, local and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other political subdivisions of state or local governments.
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