The Department of Transportation is seeking applications for its new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grants. The program was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which authorized and appropriated $500M to support advanced smart community technologies and systems in order to improve transportation efficiency and safety.
The grant will fund projects that are focused on using technology interventions to solve real-world challenges and build data and technology capacity and expertise in the public sector. Eligible applicants include public, private, academic, and nonprofit organizations; organized labor and workforce organizations; and community organizations and networks.
Grants are awarded in two stages. This particular NOFO is for Stage 1 (Planning and Prototyping Grant) applicants, 30-50 awardees for up to $2M each are anticipated. Another NOFO seeking Stage 1 applicants is expected to publish in FY23.
Stage 2 Implementation Grants will only be available to Stage 1 recipients and will fund up to $15M. The NOFO for Stage 2 is expected to publish in FY23.
For more information, visit https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SMART.
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