Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Formula Program
Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
To improve the resiliency of transportation infrastructure, including community resilience and evacuation route grants, and at-risk coastal infrastructure grants.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
States are designated recipients for formula allocations of the PROTECT program
The PROTECT Formula Program will support planning, resilience improvements, community resilience and evacuation routes, and at-risk coastal infrastructure. The extent to which eligible use of funds include projects like the utilization of renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids for resilience ends is still "to be determined" at this time. Consider opportunities to enhance resiliency of multi-modal transit and rail.
This is an opportunity to integrate how states and local public agencies conduct comprehensive planning and make investments for decarbonization, resilience, and energy justice and equity objectives.
Consider using DOT's new mapping tool "Identifying Transportation Disadvantaged Census Tracts" https://usdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/d6f90dfcc8b44525b04c7ce748a3674a