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Reconnecting Communities

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Reconnecting Communities

Overview

The $1 billion, Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) as established under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in keeping with the Biden-Harris Administration’s belief that the promise of our nation is that every American has an equal chance to get ahead. It is the first-ever program to help reconnect communities previously cut off from opportunities by transportation infrastructure, such as highways and rail lines, through solutions like high-quality public transportation, infrastructure removal, and main street revitalization.

In Fiscal Year 2022 (that’s now!), the RCP provides up to $195 million for public engagement, planning activities, capital construction projects, and technical assistance to reconnect communities where transportation infrastructure has created barriers.

Application, guides, and information