The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects.
The discretionary grant program is known as Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE).
“In communities across the country, there is tremendous need for transportation projects that create high-quality jobs, improve safety, protect our environment and generate equitable economic opportunity for all Americans,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With RAISE grants we are making those needed investments in our communities’ future.”
The program was known as Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) during the Trump administration and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) during the Obama administration.
Projects considered for funding will be evaluated based on criteria such as safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, innovation and partnership. https://www.ttnews.com/articles/dot-rebrands-build-program-raise-makes-1-billion-available