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How to Apply for RAISE Grants

Prepare to Submit the Application on

Applications must be submitted through The “Apply” function is now open. Please be aware that you must complete the registration process before submitting the Final Application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Applicants are encouraged to start the registration process as soon as possible.

Final Applications must be submitted by 11:59:59 PM E.D.T. on February 28, 2023. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

To register on, applicants must:

  1. Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number;*
  2. Register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at;
  3. Create a username and password; and
  4. The E-Business Point of Contact (POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from and login at to authorize you as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). Please note that there can be more than one AOR for an organization.

For information and instructions on each of these processes, please see instructions at 

*Please note, on April 4, 2022 the Federal government stopped using the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to uniquely identify entities. Now, entities doing business with the Federal government use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in 

If applicants experience difficulties at any point during registration or application process, please call the Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726.

Registering with is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur and it can take up to several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. It is highly recommended that applicants start the registration process as early as possible to prevent delays that may preclude submitting an application by the deadlines specified. Applications will not be accepted after the due date of February 28, 2023.

In order to apply for RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grant funding under this announcement, all applicants are expected to be registered as an organization with To learn more about registering as an organization with, please see the “Organization Registration Checklist” provided by at the following location:

A complete list of applicant resources can be found here:

The following parameters can be used to locate the FY 2023 RAISE Funding Opportunity on 

Funding Opportunity Parameters

Funding Opportunity Number:


Funding Opportunity Title:

FY 2023 National Infrastructure Investments

CFDA Number(s):

20.933 -- National Infrastructure Investments

Late Application Policy

Applications that time stamps after 11:59:59 PM E.D.T on February 28, 2023 will not be accepted. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions days, if not weeks, in advance of the deadline, and applicants facing technical issues are advised to contact the helpdesk well in advance of the deadline. 

Application Forms and Instructions

Applicants should thoroughly review the FY 2023 RAISE NOFO which outlines the required and recommended documents to submit under the FY 2023 competition. Application forms and attachments must be submitted through by 11:59:59 PM E.D.T. on February 28, 2023.

Please see the application checklist below to ensure your application package is complete and in the proper format. Most forms are to be drafted by the applicant and do not have templates. Instructions for what should be included in each form are in Section D of the NOFO. The SF-424 is a standard form that must be filled out and completed within the package. The Project Information Form is a required attachment that is provided in the download package and on the RAISE website here. A copy of the application checklist below can be downloaded here

FY 2023 RAISE Application Checklist


File Name 

NOFO Section

Page Limit


SF-424 (Found in application package)





Project Information Form (Found in application package and on RAISE website) (Excel) 

FY2023 RAISE Project

Information Form 




Project Description  

Project Description 


5 pages


Project Location File 

(Shapefile, GEOJSON, KML/KMZ, or CSV)

Project Location File 




Project Budget  

Project Budget 


5 pages


Funding Commitment Documentation

Funding Commitments




Merit Criteria 

Merit Criteria Narrative 

D.2.iv and E.1i 

15 pages


Project Readiness  

Project Readiness 

D.2.v and E.1.ii 

5 pages


Benefit-Cost Analysis Narrative*

BCA Narrative and E.1. iii. 



Benefit-Cost Analysis Calculations* (Excel) 

BCA Calculation and E.1. iii. 



Letters of Support (optional) 

Letters of Support 

D2.iv And E.1.i 


*Only capital project applications submit Benefit-Cost Analysis narratives and calculations.

Last updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2022