Grant Opportunity: Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Program

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Now Accepting Applications for the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Discretionary Grant Program

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 29th from 2:30 to 4:00 PM ET to learn "How to Apply for a SMART Grant" (register here).

On September 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program, authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This new discretionary grant program will offer up to $100 million in grants annually over the next 5 years to fund transportation projects that use data and technology to solve real-world challenges facing communities today.

State, local, and tribal governments and agencies are eligible to apply. Please note that this program has no cost sharing or matching requirement.

With up to 30 percent set aside for eligible projects that primarily benefit rural communities or regional partnerships, the SMART program will fund purpose-driven innovation and focus on building data and technology capacity and expertise. The program seeks proposals from public sector entities that will carry out demonstration projects in the following domains to address key transportation priorities:

  • Vehicle technology, like automation and connectivity
  • Systems innovation, like delivery and logistics, traffic signals, smart grid, and data integration
  • New ways to monitor and manage infrastructure, like sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

For more information, visit the SMART program's website. The NOFO is available here and on

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2022 at 5 PM ET.

The Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative aims to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure by disseminating resources on its website and providing technical assistance. If you want to learn more about ROUTES, or how it can help your community, you can reach the ROUTES team at