Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Federal Highway Administration (FHA)

Purpose

To restore community connectivity by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

To fund planning grants and capital construction grants, as well as technical assistance, to restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities.

Decarbonization Considerations

The program has the potential to increase pedestrian mobility and bridge barriers to services, employment, and public transit access. Increasing mobility options and transit access can decrease community emissions, encourage transit use, and support multi-modal connectivity.

Equity Considerations

DOT will prioritize technical assistance to economically disadvantaged communities and anticipates focusing on recipients that demonstrate need as underserved, overburdened, and disadvantaged communities. See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/

Helpful Tips

This Program provides up to $30 million (cumulatively for FY 2022 – FY 2026) for technical assistance and capacity building support. See program page for guidance: https://www.transportation.gov/grants/reconnecting-communities

Other Notes

N/A

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

October 13, 2022

Funding Available

$50,000,000 for planning; $145,000,000 for capital construction

Max Award Amount

$2,000,000 for planning; $100,000,000 for capital construction

Expected Allocations

N/A

Average Award (Estimated)

N/A

Matching Funds

TBA

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