Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

Winning Applications

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

Winning Applications

The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program was created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to equitably improve roadway safety and sustainability. 


The second round of RAISE grants awarded more than $2.2 billion from the RAISE discretionary grant program to 162 different infrastructure projects across the country. View all of the 2023 RAISE awardees.

Planning Grants

Chapel Hill, NC

The town of Chapel Hill received  $1 million to conduct a study that will identify areas to construct greenways to allow for safe and accessible transportation for all non-vehicle travelers. View the winning application

Cheyenne, WY

The city of Cheyenne received $13 million to complete final design plans for an interchange reconstruction project that will address traffic safety issues and congestion. View the winning application

Seattle, WA

The city of Seattle received $1.2 million to create a funding and implementation plan for neighborhoods to prioritize walking, cycling, and electric public transit to advance impactful climate change mitigation actions within the community. View the winning application

Capital Grants

Albuquerque, NM

The city of Albuquerque received $11 million to construct a multi-use trail connecting disadvantaged neighborhoods to the downtown. View the winning application | View the case study here

Burlington, VT

The city of Burlington received more than $22 million to fund final design and construction of multiple streets that were previously rezoned and redlined in efforts to establish better access to public transit, reduce emissions and travel time for all transportation, improve public safety and quality of life, and improve economic conditions and opportunities for disadvantaged residents to rebuild the community. View the winning application

Columbia, MO

The city of Columbia received $23.2 million to remodel the city’s facility for transit maintenance and parking and upgrade bus stops. The city will also expand, update, and make aesthetic and accessibility improvements to the bus top near its new Opportunity Center. View the winning application

Fort Collins, CO

The city of Fort Collins received nearly $11 million to construct a new transit station and bus roundabout to improve accessibility for public transit users. View the winning application

New Orleans, LA

The city of New Orleans received $24.8 million to construct a downtown bus and streetcar transit center and upgrade nearby streets, bike lanes, and sidewalks. The project is expected to improve the safety of drivers, walkers, and cyclists in the area and provide efficient and accessible transportation options that will in turn lead to economic benefits for residents and the downtown area. View the winning application

Phoenix, AZ

The city of Phoenix received more than $10 million to create a “Cultural Corridor” that will reconnect several disadvantaged communities near the city’s international airport to downtown Phoenix. View the winning application | View the case study here

Toledo, OH

The city of Toledo received $20 million to reconnect two disadvantaged, historically Black communities that were victimized by redlining to downtown Toledo. View the winning application | View the case study here


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

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