The Futures Institute

RAISE Grant Program​

RAISE discretionary grants help project sponsors at the State and local levels, including municipalities, Tribal governments, counties, and others complete critical freight and passenger transportation infrastructure projects. The eligibility requirements of RAISE allow project sponsors to obtain funding for projects that are harder to support through other U.S. DOT grant programs.

Rural Surface Transportation

Enacted through the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act, this grant supports projects that will improve and expand surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of transportation in rural areas, generate economic activity, and improve quality of life for rural residents.

Safe Streets and Roads for All

This grant supports the development or update of (1) a comprehensive safety action plan and (2) the implementation of the action plan (there are two types of SS4A grants: Action Plan Grants and Implementation Grants). The grant funds can help create safe routes to school and public transit services via multiple activities that lead to people safely walking, biking, and rolling in underserved communities.

Rural Medical Residency Development

The Rural Residency Planning and Development grant focuses on increasing healthcare services in rural areas. This grant aims to increase the number of rural family medicine, internal medicine, and other high need specialty residency training programs and Rural Track Programs (RTPs) in order to support expansion of the rural physician workforce in areas of demonstrated need.

Rural Health Network Development

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program funds projects improving rural healthcare networks. This grant aims to promote the planning and development of integrated rural health care networks to: (i) achieve efficiencies (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.