DOT offers $3.35B in grants to reconnect communities, improve neighborhood access and equity

Dive Brief:
The U.S. Department of Transportation is now taking applications for the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program, which combines two existing programs to create a more streamlined process for communities to apply, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced last week.

More than $3.35 billion will be available in this funding round for community-led projects to address the impacts of transportation infrastructure, such as train tracks or highways, and other barriers to community mobility.

The DOT also said it is partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on “technical assistance efforts to plan and build infrastructure that reconnects and improves access, especially for marginalized communities.”