The below was issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation. There may be opportunities for OHV projects to take advantage of this program. If you are interested, consider taking part in the DOT webinar.
DOT is now accepting applications for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program. DOT will host an “Interested in Applying?” webinar for prospective applicants on Thursday, July 14 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM EDT (register here).
The $1 billion RCP Program was established under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in keeping with the Biden-Harris Administration’s belief that the promise of our nation is that every American has an equal chance to get ahead. It is the first-ever program to help reconnect communities previously cut off from opportunities by transportation infrastructure, such as highways and rail lines, through solutions like high-quality public transportation, infrastructure removal, and main street revitalization.
In Fiscal Year 2022 (that’s now!), the RCP Program provides up to $195 million for public engagement, planning activities, capital construction projects, and technical assistance to reconnect communities where transportation infrastructure has created barriers.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Visit the RCP Program website to access the NOFO and learn about eligibility, funding, application and submission processes, and evaluation criteria. The application submission deadline is Thursday, October 13, 2022. The RCP Program welcomes applications from diverse eligible applicants regardless of size, location, and experience administering Federal funding awards.
Webinars, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and other resources are available on the RCP Program website. A new DOT Navigator consolidates a wide range of existing DOT technical assistance resources to support prospective applicants.
Please email program staff at ReconnectingCommunities@dot.gov with questions on the available information. Staff will update FAQs on a regular basis to reflect the most up-to-date information on the RCP Program.