RAISE provides investments in road, rail, transit, and port projects to enhance freight and passenger transportation networks. These projects will ultimately strengthen supply chains, reduce bottlenecks, and make local communities safer and more efficient for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Projects might include the development of master plans, zero emissions plans, reducing conflicts in residential areas between freight and traffic, development of port planning, and risk assessments. Download the grant summary here.
Peer Learning Sessions (Webinars): Interactive sessions featuring Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on the policy and grant approach, followed by smaller sessions for peer discussions
Coaching Sessions: Smaller sessions that continue to build on specific application questions identified in the peer learning session
Office Hours (Consultant Meetings): Support in the form of designated time slots with our SMEs and your team to address specific questions about your grant application
Navigator Team: Our Navigator team is available to help answer the following kinds of questions:
- Bootcamp timelines
- Bootcamp schedules
- Participation expectations
Prepare for Success
Download a full outline of the bootcamp schedule, goals, and key steps to ensure you are ready to attend the following courses and successfully prepare and submit your grant application.
Modules and Resources
Cities will understand application data requirements; general data principles and uses; how to apply data tools to assess local framework and to support a transformational agenda.
Demystifying Capital Sources, Budget, and Service Contracts
Cities will understand the basics of capital stacks and funding structures for projects; possible matching grant requirements and allowable uses; and apply this understanding towards developing a draft project budget with matching sources and potential new sources of funding.
- Tuesday, December 5: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
- Thursday, November 30: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
- Tuesday, December 5: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Writing and Packaging a Strong Grant Application
Cities will understand best practices for crafting narratives and will be able to produce a compelling grant narrative consistent with the funding opportunity requirements. Additionally, Cities will understand how to package/submit a complete grant application along with developing a plan to advance the request with key officials.
When: 12/12/2023, 1:00 PM EST
- Tuesday, December 19: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Post-Submission Long-Term Capacity-Building
Once the applications have been submitted, cities develop plans to successfully administer the grant including how best to (re)-organize local institutional processes.
When: 01/09/2024, 1:00 PM EST
- Tuesday, January 16, 2024: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST