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Awarded Projects

FY23 SMART Stage 1 Awards

On March 14, 2024, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $54 million in grant awards for the 34 projects across 22 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more details on the 34 projects, see below and the FY23 SMART Project List.


FY23 Projects in the News

For a complete listing of SMART news, check out the SMART News Page

WCSC: Proposed $900k pilot program could make dangerous Charleston corridor safer 

Volpe Center/SBIR: Leveraging AI-Powered Technology to Gather Traffic Safety Data 

Volpe Center/SBIR: Using Vehicle-Sensing Technology to Evaluate Road Safety



Infographic showing the total number of fiscal year 2023 SMART grants, the amount of funds awarded, and the geographical distribution nationwide


Technology Area Overview

The eight technology domains below were identified in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). All SMART projects leverage one or more of these technologies. For a detailed definition of each technology area from BIL, please refer to the SMART Fact Sheet.

Graphic showing different technology areas of awarded projects



FY23 SMART Project Types

The 34 projects selected for FY23 Stage 1 SMART grants build on the nine project types from last year. Each project type leverages multiple technologies defined in BIL, as illustrated in the table below.

An infographic listing the SMART project types, the count of fiscal year 2023 grantees in each, and mapping the technology areas each type leverages using their icons.


Map of all SMART Projects

Click on location pins to view project details. Filter by Year to see the FY23 projects. You can also filter by Project Type, Technology Leveraged, and Project State.


USDOT received a total of 321 application submissions to the FY23 SMART Grants Program. The average amount of funding requested was $1,495,300.