Grants available to help implement innovative transportation projects

September 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting applications for grants to help states, cities, counties, public transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations implement programs to enhance transportation efficiency and safety. 

The Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program will allocate up to $500 million over five years to support 20 to 30 innovative projects dedicated to advancing smart community technologies and systems. 

Grants will be available for transportation projects that use at least one of the following technology areas: 

  • Coordinated automation.
  • Connected vehicles.
  • Sensors.
  • Systems integration.
  • Delivery/logistics.
  • Innovative aviation.
  • Smart grid.
  • Traffic signals.

The SMART Program is divided into two stages: Stage 1 grants will be used for planning and prototyping, while Stage 2 grants will be used to implement plans deemed worthy to proceed. Only Stage 1 recipients will receive Stage 2 grants.

Stage 1 grants will be capped at $2 million with a minimum of $250,000.

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