US DOT Reconnecting Communities Pilot

Staff Report

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, funded with $1 billion over the next 5 years. 

RCP funds can support planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to equitably and safely restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development.  

The Department anticipates posting the NOFO(s) for RCP program grants and technical assistance in summer of 2022.  If you wish to learn more about this program, sign up for email updates here.

Sign up for the upcoming webinar "Getting Ready for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program" on Thursday, May 19, 1:30-2:30pm EST here.

What is an Eligible Facility? A highway, including a road, street, or parkway or other transportation facility, such as a railroad track, that creates a barrier to community connectivity, including barriers to mobility, access, or economic development, due to high speeds, grade separations, or other design factors. 

There are Planning Grants and Capital Construction Grants available. Click the link above to see what steps you can take now to prepare your application.