CVPDC works to connect member local governments to resources outside of our region. The following opportunities are currently available from federal, state, and other partners. Interested parties are encouraged to contact staff to learn more.


US DOT – Reconnecting Communities & Neighborhood (RCN) Program

US DOT has announced RCN funding through two programs – Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program, focused on connecting communities divided by transportation infrastructure and the Neighborhood Access & Equity (NAE) Program, projects focused on creating safe multimodal linkages to resources.  Both applications provide both Planning and Construction grant funding.  Both applications will utilize a certain portion of funding within disadvantaged communities.  The NAE program, for projects located in Disadvantaged/Underserved Communities, no match is required.

See:  US DOT RCN ProgramApplications due September 28th


US DOT -- Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program

US DOT seeks to advance the development and readiness of transportation infrastructure projects in rural and tribal communities by supporting project development and evaluation projects.  Awards between $10,000 and $360,000, with no match requirement, are being made available for planning and engineering development. 

See:  US DOT Rural and Tribal Assistance Pilot Program   Applications due September 28th


Southeast Crescent Regional Commission State Economic & Infrastructure Development (SEID) Grant

The Southeast Cresent Regional Commission (SCRC) has opened the SEID grant making $20 million available to expand and upgrade water, sewer, and digital infrastructure in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. 

Learn more at: SEID Grant Program   Pre-applications due September 15th, Final Applications due December 15th


DEQ Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF)

FY24 Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) funding availability opened August 1, 2023.  DEQ SLAF provides matching grant funds for planning, design and implementation of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) that address minimizing pollutant loads to water bodies. 

See: DEQ SLAF ProgramApplications due October 2nd


USDOT Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant Program

USDOT has announced SMART Stage 1 Planning and Prototyping grant round.  Funds for FY23 for projects to conduct demonstration projects focused on advance smart city or community systems or technology to improve transportation efficiency and safety. 

Learn about the program and examples of FY22 awards at:  FY23 SMART  Applications due October 10th


VDOT – Virginia Highway Safety Improvement Program (VHSIP)  - Systemic Safety Funding

VDOT has opened a new round of VHSIP funding.  All funding is to execute Systemic Safety Initiatives and for localities that own and/or maintain their roads.  No match is required.  VDOT Safety Program is available to provide technical assistance, to include cost estimate development. 

Learn more at VHSIPApplications due October 31st


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