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Thriving Communities Program Letter of Interest Form

Beginning in 2023, the Thriving Communities Program (TCP) will provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building support to communities that may lack the staffing or technical expertise to scope, fund, and develop infrastructure projects that advance broader community goals. The TCP will provide two years of deep-dive assistance to selected communities to help them plan and develop a pipeline of comprehensive transportation, housing, and community revitalization activities. 

Complete all required fields below to submit your Letter of Interest (LOI) for the TCP no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 6, 2022. Please do not submit the form more than once. DOT strongly encourages applicants to read the Call for Letters of Interest before completing their LOI submission to fully understand the information being requested and how LOI submissions will be evaluated.

If you encounter any technical issues with the form, please contact us at ThrivingCommunities@dot.gov or (202) 366-2414 to request paper copy submission of the LOI.

Submission of this form does not commit DOT to providing technical assistance, but to reviewing the applicant’s information for eligibility and potential participation in the TCP.

OMB number:  2105-0584

Lead applicant organization
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Organization Type
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TCP Community of Practice
To which TCP Community of Practice are you seeking to apply? (see sections C and E.3 of the LOI)
Type of TCP Community of Practice
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Community partners
Provide organizational names of the lead applicant’s two key community partners and indicate the organization types.
 
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Type of Organization
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Is this organization a:
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Type of Organization
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Is this organization a:
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Additional information
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Select the number of staff at the lead organization who work primarily on transportation planning, public engagement, and/or grant application and administration.
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Does your defined geographic area include disadvantaged populations or census tracts? (Select one)
NOTE: All Tribes and United States territories qualify as Justice40 disadvantaged communities and should check “Yes, with a majority.”   
If the geographic area that will receive the TCP support includes disadvantaged populations or census tracts, please indicate which tool(s) were used to verify.
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Is the lead applicant or focus area of TCP support located in a rural area? (see Appendix A of the LOI for definitions)
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Describe the lead applicant’s experience with DOT discretionary grant funding.
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Has the lead applicant received Federally funded technical assistance in the past or is currently receiving? If yes, indicate granting Federal agency and type of technical assistance.
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Needs and Vision Statement
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  • Key challenges or needs (transportation, equity, environmental, health and safety, housing, and/or economic) that the identified community faces, including those caused by harmful historic or current policies (e.g., displacement, discrimination, segregation, exclusionary zoning) that could be addressed through the TCP. 
  • Technical or capacity challenges the applicant or community has faced when seeking Federal funding or delivering transportation projects, or in trying to coordinate infrastructure projects with broader community and economic development efforts. 
  • Any infrastructure projects that may be planned or underway, and specific or anticipated challenges your team may face in funding or implementing these projects (if applicable). 
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  • Community and/or organizational goals to be advanced through participation in the TCP. 
  • Why the key community partners were chosen and how the assembled team will be able to successfully work together to meet identified goals.
  • Ways in which traditionally underrepresented voices and community stakeholders, including but not limited to those with Limited English Proficiency and those with disabilities, will be engaged in the technical assistance, planning, and capacity building process throughout the two-year period.