DOT announces $10M in rural, tribal transportation grants

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it would be making $10 million in grant funding for rural and tribal communities available over the next five years.

The grants, part of the Build America Bureau, will be available through the Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program and offer technical assistance to rural and tribal communities as they apply for other infrastructure improvement grants…

The DOT said communities may use the grants to hire staff or advisors that will assist in development phase activities for future grants, including help with feasibility studies, preliminary engineering and design, environmental review, revenue forecasting, financial feasibility analysis and negotiation of agreements. All of the grants will be awarded without the requirement of a local match.