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US DOT has announced the SMART Grant Opportunity-Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation

October 3, 2022

The purpose of the SMART Grants Program is to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety. The program funds projects that are focused on using technology interventions to solve real-world challenges and build data and technology capacity and expertise in the public sector.

Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping Grants (Stage 1 grants)

Stage 2 Implementation Grants (Stage 2 grants)

Current 2022 NOFO solicits for only Stage 1

Future year  NOFOS will solicit for Stage 1 and Stage 2

USDOT anticipates that only recipients of Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping Grants will be eligible for Stage 2 Implementation Grants and anticipates funding projects of up to $2,000,000 per project for Stage 1 and up to $15,000,000 per project for Stage 2.

USDOT expects to award between 30 and 50 Stage 1 grants of up to $2,000,000 per award.

Eligible entities are State, Local governments, tribal governments, public transit agency or authority, public toll authority, metropolitan planning organizations, or a group of 2 or more of the previous.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST Friday November 18th, 2022

For more detailed information, follow the links below:

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program | US Department of Transportation

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Examples of Projects that could be funded through the program

For more information about IIJA and other grant opportunities, please see our webpage:

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill - Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act - State Aid - MNDOT

Elisa Bottos

Federal Aid Project Delivery Engineer

State Aid for Local Transportation

Minnesota Department of Transportation