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Biden Administration Announces First-Ever Funding Program Dedicated to Reconnecting American Communities

Created by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the pilot program will help reconnect people to economic opportunities and essential services in their communities.

According to the Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT will also be launching the Thriving Communities Initiative to provide technical assistance and hands-on planning support for transformative infrastructure projects that serve disadvantaged communities. This includes a new DOT Navigator to provide better access to technical assistance programs across the Department, and a new program to provide capacity building support to communities. U.S. Housing and Urban Development is providing complementary technical assistance as part of the Thriving Communities program to improve the coordination of housing and transportation planning to advance residents’ access to opportunity and increase housing supply. USDOT and HUD plan to issue their notices of funding availability in the Fall to select capacity builders.

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