Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program (RCP)
Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
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.
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.
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/
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