How to Apply for the Thriving Communities Program
How to Apply for the FY 2023 Thriving Communities Program
Prepare to Submit Your Application
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials early, allowing time to troubleshoot technical issues and submit by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted unless a valid technical issue is documented in advance of the deadline.
For Capacity Builders applying in response to the NOFO:
- Register with SAM.gov: You must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to apply. To request a UEI, please visit SAM.gov. Note that this may take up to 30 days. Not sure if your organization has a UEI? Search SAM.gov to find out if your organization is already registered.
- Register with Grants.gov: You must create an account in grants.gov to apply. The account should be set up with the same email address used to register with SAM.gov. Once you have an account, set up a profile using your UEI.
Communities submitting an LOI to receive support through TCP do not need to register with SAM.gov or Grants.gov. LOIs must be submitted through the DOT webform. Communities can use the LOI worksheet to prepare their LOIs before submitting the webform.
Two Opportunities for Potential Applicants
For fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding, the Thriving Communities Program (TCP) offers two separate response opportunities for potential applicants: a Letter of Interest, due on November 15, 2023, and a Notice of Funding Opportunity, due on November 28, 2023.
- A Call for Letters of Interest (LOI): For eligible applicants to receive technical assistance, planning, or capacity building services. There is no cost requirement to participate, and DOT will prioritize helping the most under-resourced disadvantaged communities.
- A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): For eligible applicants to provide technical assistance, planning, or capacity building services to help disadvantaged communities.
View the table below to understand more about the FY23 opportunities:
|Opportunity||#1: Call for Letters of Interest (LOI)||#2: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)|
Apply to receive technical assistance, planning, and capacity building services from DOT-selected Capacity Builders.
|Apply to receive funding to provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building services to communities.|
Eligible applicants are:
Eligible lead applicants for TCP-N are:
Eligible lead applicants for TCP-R are:
|How to Apply||
Interested applicants can prepare for online submission by utilizing the Letter of Interest Worksheet.
|Apply to the Notice of Funding Opportunity through Grants.gov.|
|Application Deadline||4:59 p.m. (ET) November 15, 2023||4:59 p.m. (ET) November 28, 2023|
|Link to Full Program Requirements||Call for Letters of Interest for the Thriving Communities Program (FY 2023)||Notice of Funding Opportunity for the FY 2023 Thriving Communities Program|