Atlanta, Ga. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff today announced grant funding is available for key transportation projects through the bipartisan infrastructure law.
The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, created by the bipartisan infrastructure law, offers funding for local transportation projects through a competitive U.S. Department of Transportation grant process.
Since passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law in 2021, Sen. Ossoff has delivered RAISE Grant funding for key transportation projects across the state, including to accelerate construction of the Atlanta BeltLine, upgrade road infrastructure in Athens, and improve pedestrian safety in Baldwin County.
“Our bipartisan infrastructure law will continue to deliver long-overdue upgrades to Georgia’s infrastructure for years to come,”Sen. Ossoff said. “I encourage Georgia communities to contact me and my office with any questions about this grant opportunity.”
The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on February 28, 2024, and selections will be announced next summer. Applications can be submitted at https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351205. Eligible applicants include local governments, public transportation agencies, and more.
Since passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law, Sen. Ossoff has delivered RAISE grant funding for key projects across the State of Georgia:
- $25 million for the Atlanta BeltLine to build a 2.2-mile network of multi-use trails in Northeast Atlanta between the Armour/Ottley and Lindbergh areas.
- $20 million to replace the existing Gwinnett Place Transit Center located near I-85 at Pleasant Hill Road with a modern 2-story building that will accommodate county-wide expansion of transit service.
- $4.9 million for the Oconee Heights Streetscape and Safety Improvements Project in Baldwin County, adding pedestrian pathways, completing sidewalk connections to enhance community connectivity, installing over 200 new solar-powered lighting fixtures alongside approximately 3,000 feet of new sidewalk throughout the Oconee Heights neighborhood, and replacing three failing culverts in the community.
- $175,000 for transportation upgrades in Thomasville to protect families and businesses from flooding.
- $25 million to upgrade infrastructure in Downtown Athens by resurfacing the road, adding a shared use path for bikes, upgrading bus stops, adding pedestrian traffic signals and adding lighting along the road.
- $25 million to revitalize MARTA’s Five Points Station bus bays, station plaza and public spaces.
The RAISE grant program was established by the bipartisan infrastructure law in 2021. In 2022, the RAISE grant program funded 166 projects in all 50 states. This year, $1.5 billion is available for projects.