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Webinars: Navigating USDOT Funding and Technical Assistance

Upcoming Webinars

Check back here to find information about upcoming Navigator webinars!

Past Webinars

Environmental Review for Electric Vehicle Charging Projects


This webinar featured opening remarks from Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg and highlighted key technical assistance resources on the Navigator, including a new Project Readiness Checklist. Staff from the Office of the Secretary provided an overview of the basics of environmental reviews for electric vehicle (EV) charging projects, resources to help streamline the process, and a spotlight of key EV grant opportunities. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) staff discussed the FY2024 Low or No Emission Grant Program that provides discretionary grant funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

Watch the 02/14/24 webinar recording.

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View the 02/14/24 presentation slides

Benefit Cost Analysis for DOT Discretionary Grant Applications


This webinar included presentations on several new resources to help grantees develop more successful applications for discretionary grant programs, including a new DOT Benefit-Cost Analysis Template and newly updated Rural Grant Application Toolkit designed specifically to help rural, Tribal, and smaller communities seeking to navigate the growing menu of federal transportation grant programs and develop competitive applications. To learn more about Benefit-Cost Analysis, view the Navigator’s Benefit-Cost analysis informational page and DOT’s Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance for Discretionary Grant Programs.

Watch the 12/5/23 webinar recording.

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View the 12/5/23 presentation slides

Utilizing DOT Data and Mapping Tools for Stronger Grant Applications


Screenshot of the ETC Explorer Tool showing data for the state of Missouri.
To watch the 9/19/23 webinar recording, enter passcode: &7XZ6JAs

This webinar highlighted new features of the DOT Navigator, including a new webpage on Data and Mapping Tools, and included presentations on the Screening Tool for Equity Analysis of Projects (STEAP) and the Equitable Transportation Community (ETC) Explorer. It also provided tips for DOT grant competitiveness and featured a live discussion panel of DOT discretionary grant experts. 

Watch the 9/19/23 webinar recording.

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View the 9/19/23 presentation slides.

Vea la presentación en español: Utilización de datos del DOT y herramientas de mapeo para solicitudes de subvenciones más sólidas

Identifying USDOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities


Cover slide from a webinar titled "Identifying USDOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities: May 22, 2023."
To watch the 5/22/23 webinar recording, enter passcode: w0=B$P9$

This webinar showcased the USDOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard, a tool that makes it easier to search for and find grant opportunities based on project type, organization type, and other considerations. The webinar also highlighted the Wildlife Crossings,  PROTECT, and Charging and Fueling Infrastructure programs, and other new resources available on the DOT Navigator

Watch the 5/22/23 webinar recording.

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View the 5/22/23 presentation slides.

Vea la presentación en español: Identificando oportunidades de subvenciones “grants” discrecionales del USDOT.

Preparing for Upcoming USDOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities


Cover slide from a webinar titled "Preparing for Upcoming DOT Discretionary Grant Opportunities: February 8, 2023."
To watch the 2/8/23 webinar recording, enter passcode: cvU1L&h1

This webinar highlighted resources available to help potential grant applicants navigate USDOT funding opportunities. The session demonstrated tools available on the DOT Navigator, including the funding opportunity calendar, tools for identifying Federal disadvantaged community areas, and which programs provide non-Federal match flexibility, and spotlighted several USDOT funding opportunities that are currently accepting applications to expand transportation opportunities to urban, rural, and Tribal communities.

Watch the 2/8/23 webinar recording.

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View the 2/8/23 presentation slides.

Vea la presentación en español: Preparándonos para las próximas oportunidades de subvenciones “grants” discrecionales del DOT.