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us dot announces $900m in b.u.i.l.d. grant funding for infrastructure projects

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This grant includes projects that improve infrastructure condition. Selection criteria encompass safety, state of good repair, economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and quality of life. The secondary criteria include innovative technologies and partnership. 

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 made available $900 million for National Infrastructure Investments, otherwise known as BUILD grants. For this round of BUILD grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $90 million can be awarded to a single State.


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The “Apply” function is now open. Please be aware that you must complete the registration process before submitting the Final Application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete.


You can start the registration process now.


Submit Your BUILD Grant Application by 8pm EDT July 15, 2019

Final Applications must be submitted by 8:00 PM E.D.T. on July 15, 2019. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.

Applications must be submitted through

To register on, applicants must:

1.  Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number;

2.  Register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at;

3.  Create a username and password; and

4.  The E-Business Point of Contact (POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from and login at to authorize you as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR).  Please note that there can be more than one AOR for an organization.


For information and instructions on each of these processes, please see instructions here.

The application must include the Standard Form 424 (Application for Federal Assistance), cover page, and the Project Narrative.


Applicants should also complete and attach to their application the ‘BUILD 2019 Project Information’ form available at

smartsigns has no affiliation with the US DOT or the 2019 Build Grants.  Any material provided herein is for information purposes only and does not create a relationship between the recipient and smartsigns, any affiliate thereof or any manufacturer or supplier of smartsigns product components.

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