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WEBINAR – RAISE Grants: How to Make Your Application Competitive

By: Rails-to-Trails-Conservancy WEBINAR
January 12, 2023

Learn how to make your application for a RAISE grant from USDOT competitive. In this webinar, attendees heard from panelists who have built community and political support for their applications that made them really stand out. The speakers highlighted how to effectively engage with officials to make your application a priority for your local government and USDOT.

We were joined by Janet Attarian, Todd Scott, Nia Rodgers, and Dale McKeel, representing the cities of Detroit, Michigan, and Durham, North Carolina—two places that have built remarkable political will to quickly advance their trail and active transportation networks as high priority solutions to critical social issues such as equitable mobility, economic vitality, public health and the environment. Detroit and Durham have successfully competed for RAISE grants from USDOT in large part because they have elevated their walking and biking facilities as essential community assets.  


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