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Grant Opportunities

The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces grant opportunities (at irregular intervals) for business-centered, community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or C(3) tax-exempt organizations. 

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced a new initiative that will help rural communities gain access to federal grant funds. A new toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative would provide rural communities a way to access resources and information about grant programs within the DOT and an explanation of the funding process. The ROUTES Applicant Toolkit will help rural communities better identify and navigate grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects.

Last updated: Friday, July 31, 2020