Friday, March 26, 2021

Funding Opportunity: Revitalizing Main Streets

Funding Opportunity: 

Revitalizing Main Streets

Revitalizing main streets funding impacts families, businesses, and multi-modal transportation users 

On March 19, Governor Polis signed SB 110, allocating $30M in economic stimulus funding for the Revitalizing Main Streets program. The program now has two grant opportunities: Larger Safety Infrastructure Grants and Small Multimodal & Economic Resiliency Projects. More information can be found below and on our website.

New Funding Details The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching this grant program with two separate applications:

Grant Opportunity 1: Larger Safety Infrastructure Grants
Up to $22M available statewide
Applicants may be awarded up to $2 million to improve user safety along urban arterials or “main street” corridors, especially for vulnerable users such as pedestrians, bikers, motorcyclists, transit users, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. Applicable roadways must be non-freeway corridors that accommodate multiple modes of transportation.
Grant Opportunity 2: Small Multimodal & Economic Resiliency Projects
Up to $9M* available statewide
Applicants may be awarded up to $150,000 per project to support infrastructure projects that provide improved spaces for mobility, community activities and economic development in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency. Note: approximately $900,000 remains from the initial Revitalizing Main Streets program, making the total amount for Grant Opportunity 2 approximately $9 million.

Looking for more ideas? The National Institute for Transportation and Communities is hosting a webinar on April 6th: Rethinking Streets During COVID-19.

For more information about these grants, visit CDOT’s website.

Pre-Application Workshop Based on the descriptions above, applicants should determine which Revitalizing Main Streets applications best fits their project goals and scope. All potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of two pre-application workshops. Each workshop will cover both grant opportunities and the content will be the same.

Register for the 4/6 Workshop here.

Register for the 4/12 Workshop here.

Telework Funds Still Available! Telework Grant Program
Funding for an additional 13 Telework Grants remain available. Projects must be awarded and fully implemented by June 30, 2021, so apply now! For an overview about this grant program, click here. These funds are open to local municipalities, TMO/TMAs, and nonprofits.