It has published a notice of funding opportunity for next year’s allocation of discretionary grants through the 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (Raise) programme.

Recent examples of funded projects include a bridge replacement in Tucson and a new pontoon bridge in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. 

US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg said: “After decades of underinvestment in America’s infrastructure, we are supporting projects that help people and goods get where they need to go more safely, efficiently and affordably.” 

Half of the funding will go to projects in rural areas and half will go to projects in urban areas.

This year, Raise has funded 166 projects spread across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands.