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FY 2024 RAISE Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of webinars that delve into various aspects of the RAISE 2024 application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for prospective RAISE applicants, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the guidance of USDOT. 

  1. How To Compete for RAISE Grants
    • Date/Time: December 19, 2023 

    • Description: This webinar explains how to apply and compete for a RAISE 2024 grant, including how and when to apply, application requirements, as well as how applications are evaluated.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: Fy0#.hv2

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Presentation

  2. RAISE Location Designations
    • Date/Time: January 4, 2024 

    • Description: The webinar will provide an overview of the RAISE locations designations, including Urban/Rural, Areas of Persistent Poverty, and Historically Disadvantaged Communities. The webinar will show how to identify these areas using the Grant Project Location Verification mapping tool and how to make majority determinations if your project is located in multiple designations. The webinar will also provide an overview of how to create the spatial file that is required as part of your application.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: +nS4?NZ6

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Presentation

  3. Completing the SF 424 and RAISE Project Information Form
    • Date/Time: January 8, 2024 

    • Description: The webinar will provide instruction on how to populate the SF-424 and FY 2024 RAISE Project Information Form.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: 9D=1QKCU

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Presentation

  4. How to Draft Merit Criteria Narrative for a RAISE Application
    • Date/Time: January 18, 2024

    • Description: The webinar will provide instruction on how to draft the merit criteria narrative section.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: n?2zE&R@

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Presentation

  5. How to Compete for RAISE Grants: Rural and Tribal Applicants
    • Date/Time: January 23, 2024

    • Description: This webinar explains how to apply and compete for an FY 2024 RAISE grant with a focus on rural and Tribal applicants. A member of the ROUTES Team outlines additional applicant resources in the Rural Grant Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Federal Transportation Funding which acts as a guide for potential applicants in identifying and navigating discretionary opportunities for rural transportation projects.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: 5s7fHt=K

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Presentation

  6. How to Prepare A Benefit-Cost Analysis for RAISE Grants
    • Date/Time: January 26, 2024

    • Description: This webinar will help to prepare applicants for submitting a benefit-cost analysis (BCA) as part of their RAISE application. It will provide an overview of BCA, requirements for BCA under the RAISE program, demonstrate multiple BCA examples from start to finish, and include time for questions and answers.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: kv^.8^f0

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Presentation

  7. Benefit-Cost Analysis Spreadsheet Template and Office Hours
    • Date/Time: January 31, 2024

    • Description: This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the recently released Benefit-Cost Analysis Spreadsheet Template. Afterwards, staff economists will host an additional question and answer session for applicants to answer any technical questions about benefit-cost analysis.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: E7%iOHgz

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Benefit-Cost Analysis Spreadsheet Template for Discretionary Grant Programs

  8. What Happens After Being Selected for Award?
    • Date/Time: February 1, 2024

    • Description: The webinar will provide an overview of what happens after a project is selected to receive a RAISE grant and will explain the requirements that need to be met before executing a grant agreement and beginning work on the project.

    • Recording

      • Passcode: b5$K1UFH

        • Please copy and paste the passcode as written.

    • Presentation