DOT Accepting BUILD Grant Applications

Applications are being taken for a pot of $900 million to be awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.

The competitive grant program will fund projects that DOT said will have a significant local or regional impact.

The grants can be used to support road, bridge, transit, rail, port or intermodal projects.

DOT said that up to 50 percent of BUILD funding will allocated to rural area projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, facilitate economic growth or competitiveness, deploy broadband as part of an eligible transportation project, or promote energy independence.

Applications will be reviewed for their contribution to safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, state of good repair, innovation and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders.

The deadline to submit a grant application is July 15. The maximum award will be $25 million with no more than $90 million being awarded to a single state.

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