Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

Winning Applications

The first round of RAISE grants awarded more than $2.2 billion to 166 projects (121 Capital grants and 45 Planning grants) in urban and rural communities across the country to improve the safety and sustainability of transportation infrastructure in communities across the country. Of the cities that participated in a Hub webinar on RAISE opportunities and then applied for a grant, 23% won funding. View all of the 2022 RAISE awardees

Here are examples of winning applications:

Planning Grants

Dubuque, IA

Dubuque, IA received a $2.3 million planning grant to design and engineer affordable, safe, and accessible non-motorized transportation options to connect residents in low-income neighborhoods to vital economic, recreational, and civic opportunities. This project will include the construction of a vehicular/pedestrian overpass enhancements aimed at increasing safety and new pedestrian/bike shared-use paths for safer and environmentally-conscious transportation choices. The plan lays out a focus on equity by committing to utilizing local hiring practices, engaging disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), and encouraging the use of apprenticeships. View the winning application

Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY received $5 million to create safer and affordable transportation options to encourage economic growth in disinvested communities. The project includes the transformation of a six-lane thoroughfare into a complete street with a large pedestrian zone equipped with bicycle facilities and bus lanes, green infrastructure, and appealing public places. The equity focus of this project is to reconnect a historically Black underserved community to job opportunities by removing a physical barrier and improving overall poverty, education, and health outcomes. View the winning application

South Bend, IN

South Bend received $2.4 million to remove barriers, activate the river, support businesses, attract mixed income housing choice, and create a regional destination to help the Market District area convert into a thriving regional destination. The project will replace outdated freeways with a network of complete streets; engage the riverfront with an enhanced riverside walk and pedestrian connections; and provide a framework to allow the development of missing middle housing types. View the winning application

Capital Grants

Houston, TX

Houston, TX received $21 million to deliver approximately 2.8 miles of multimodal improvements and connect two planned community-led projects through one continuous corridor. The project will improve safety by addressing hazards such as faded street markings, crumbling or non-existent sidewalks and bike lanes within the target roadway that has a history of accidents. View the winning application

Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY received $15.6 million to advance three specific Complete Streets projects that impact all modes of transportation over a 10 mile stretch aimed at connecting historically underserved communities to critical medical services and educational facilities. These three projects include using public engagement as a tool to build a unified vision for transit, creating ‘shovel-ready’ plans for improvements over 5.5 miles, and completing designs for a new bus station and amenities. The plan will address historic inequities by developing a workforce plan in collaboration with local workforce development boards to increase economic opportunities for the target area. View the winning application

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA received $11.3 million to revitalize a predominantly Black and historically disinvested community, which was victimized by redlining.The project will include the reconstruction of intersections, street corridors, and the installation of traffic calming measures such as sidewalks and green infrastructure to safely connect residents to transit hubs and employment opportunities. The project will also address environmental sustainability issues by constructing new electric vehicle charging stations and low-impact stormwater infrastructure. View the winning application

Pueblo, CO

Pueblo, CO received $16.8 million to address physical barriers that prevent a historically underserved Latino community from accessing essential services and employment centers. The proposal includes improving accessibility in the form of extending and modernizing main streets, rehabilitating bus stops to comply with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and planning and designing a bridge and downtown area. View the winning application

Spokane Valley, WA

Spokane Valley, WA received $21.7 million to replace the signalized intersection of two state highways with a multi-lane roundabout, as well as create a shared use path under a railroad crossing. Eliminating this railroad crossing will improve supply chain movement by decreasing delays while also improving safety and mobility for road users. The project will also reduce greenhouse emissions by promoting walking and cycling, and will reduce noise pollution by eliminating train horns at the railroad crossing. View the winning application