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How to Apply

Project Information Form Instructions

Instructions for completing a Project Information Form are posted at Please read the instructions thoroughly to ensure your Project Information Form is successfully completed. 

Project Information Forms must be submitted through with all other application materials  by 5:00 PM E.D.T. on July 12, 2021.

Final Application Instructions

Final 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 now.

Final Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM E.D.T. on July 12, 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.

To register on, applicants must:

  1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) 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 

Additional Information on Applying Through

Final Applications for RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grants must be submitted through To apply for funding through, applicants must be properly registered. Complete instructions on how to register and apply can be found at If interested parties 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 July 12, 2021; delayed registration is not an acceptable reason for late submission. 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:

Note: When uploading attachments at please use generally accepted formats such as .pdf, .doc, and .xls. While you may imbed picture files such as .jpg, .gif, .bmp, in your files, please do not save and submit the attachment in these formats. Additionally, the following formats will not be accepted: .com, .bat, .exe, .vbs, .cfg, .dat, .db, .dbf, .dll, .ini, .log, .ora, .sys, and .zip.

The following parameters can be used to locate the RAISE 2021 Funding Opportunity on

Funding Opportunity Parameters

Funding Opportunity Number:


Funding Opportunity Title:

FY 2020 National Infrastructure Investments

CFDA Number(s):

20.933 -- National Infrastructure Investments

Note on the SF-LLL Form: This form is required and some fields are mandatory. If the applicant entity does not have any lobbying activity to report, please complete the basic identifying fields in the form, but enter "none" or "n/a" in the fields that are not relevant. 

Late Application Policy

Final applications received after the deadline will not be considered except in the case of unforeseen technical difficulties outlined below. Late final applications that are the result of failure to register or comply with applicant requirements in a timely manner will not be considered.

Applicants experiencing technical issues with that are beyond the applicant’s control must contact or Howard Hill at 202-366-0301 prior to the corresponding deadline with the user name of the registrant and details of the technical issue experienced. The applicant must provide:

  1. Details of the technical issue experienced
  2. Screen capture(s) of the technical issue experienced along corresponding “Grant tracking number” (
  3. The "Legal Business Name" for the applicant that was provided in the SF-424 
  4. The AOR name submitted in the SF-424 (
  5. The DUNS number associated with the Final Application
  6. The Help Desk Tracking Number

To ensure a fair competition for limited discretionary funds, the following conditions are not valid reasons to permit late submissions: (1) failure to complete the registration process before the deadline date; (2) failure to follow instructions on how to register and apply as posted on its website; (3) failure to follow all of the instructions in this notice of funding availability; and (4) technical issues experienced with the applicant’s computer or information technology (IT) environment. After DOT staff review all the information submitted and contact the Help Desk to validate the technical issues you reported, DOT staff will contact you to either approve or deny your request to submit a late application through If the technical issues you reported cannot be validated, your application will be rejected as untimely.

Last updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2021