Grant Application Strategies for Capacity Constrained Communities Webinar Resources

Grant Application Strategies for Capacity Constrained Communities

Recording | Summary

In this session, Michelle Thomas and Jennifer Cecil of Thomas Consulting Group shared strategies for how cities and towns can overcome capacity constraints, and make their Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act grant applications more competitive. Michael Close, Transportation Policy Analyst for the ROUTES Initiative from the US Department Transportation, also shared resources that the DOT is doing to help capacity constrained communities and previewed how the DOT dashboard works.

Rural Grant Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Federal Transportation Funding

A guide for potential applicants in identifying and navigating these discretionary opportunities for rural transportation projects

DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard

The DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard provides communities with an overview of discretionary grant opportunities that can help meet their transportation infrastructure needs.

USDOT Data and Mapping Tools

High-level overviews and guidance on resources that may be useful in writing a strong discretionary grant application and developing transportation projects that meet the needs of the community they serve

White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Climate & Economic Justice Screening Tool

This tool has an interactive map and uses datasets that are indicators of burdens in eight categories: climate change, energy, health, housing, legacy pollution, transportation, water and wastewater, and workforce development.

DOT Navigator Webinar Registration (Dec)

Register for the December 5th DOT Navigator webinar, including a spotlight on a new Benefit Cost Analysis tool

Technical Assistance Guide

Explore technical assistance opportunities to advance your infrastructure and climate goals

Winning Applications

Applications shared with the Local Infrastructure Hub by cities who have won BIL grants to provide inspiration to other cities in the process of applying for BIL grant funding or identifying competitive projects

Other Resources

Making Electric Vehicle Charging and Alternative Fueling the New Infrastructure Standard (CFI) Webinar Recording and Summary

This session featured Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation; Keith Benjamin, Associate Administrator for Highway Policy and External Affairs, Federal Highway Administration; Mayor Lauren McLean of Boise, ID; Mayor Andy Schor of Lansing, MI; Mayor Steve Patterson of Athens, OH and; Matt Stephens-Rich, Director of Technical Services for the Electrification Coalition who discussed what makes a competitive CFI application and how CFI funding fits within a city’s broader climate plan.

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Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, with $2.5 billion in appropriated over five years. Funding is available to strategically deploy EV charging and other alternative...

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