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How to Apply

Application Instructions

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 11:59:59 PM E.D.T. on February 28, 2023. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.

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 will stop using the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the Federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in If your entity is currently registered in, your UEI has already been assigned and is viewable in This includes inactive registrations. 

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 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:

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 2023 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 Information Forms and Instructions

Applicants should thoroughly review the FY 2023 RAISE NOFO which outlines the required and recommended documents to submit under the FY2023 competition. Application forms and attachments must be submitted through by 11:59:59 PM E.D.T. on February 28, 2023.

At a minimum, applicants must submit:

For additional details for what to include in your application, see the FY 2023 NOFO. 

Last updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2022