During a plenary session at NADO’s 2020 National Regional Transportation Conference, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the availability of a new Applicant Toolkit to provide guidance as part of the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (R.O.U.T.E.S.) Initiative. This toolkit helps planners and project sponsors navigate USDOT discretionary grant funding processes and opportunities for rural transportation projects.
The Applicant Toolkit is designed for all levels of grant applicant experience, aiming to enhance access to USDOT resources for rural transportation projects. Specifically, this toolkit illustrates key applicant activities when participating in the USDOT discretionary grants process, catalogues USDOT discretionary grant programs by applicant type and eligible project activities in a USDOT Discretionary Grant Funding Matrix, and provides resources for applicants to maximize the potential for award success. Learn more and find the toolkit and related information here.