The ATTAIN program is an update of the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) program. It is also known as the Advanced Transportation Technologies & Innovative Mobility program (ATTIMD). ATTAIN provides up to $60 million in discretionary Federal funds to deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment.
The purpose of the ATTAIN program is to fund the development of model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation. These model deployments can help showcase how innovative new technologies can work within existing transportation systems and provide Congress and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with valuable real-life data to inform future decision making. The program’s goals range from enhancing existing transportation capacity, delivering environmental benefits that alleviate congestion, reducing the number and severity of traffic crashes, and providing more accessible, safe, and reliable transportation.
ATTAIN differs from SMART in that is a one stage program and has a match requirement of 20%. Five to ten awards will be given each fiscal year under the program and a single grant recipient may not receive more than $12 million in one fiscal year.
ATTAIN is available to state or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other political subdivisions of a State of local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities). Private sector and public agency partnerships must include a partnership plan in their application.
Applicants must focus their projects on deploying advanced transportation technologies. These include but are not limited to advanced traveler information systems, transportation system performance data collection and analysis, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and technologies associated with autonomous vehicles. Projects will be evaluated on how well they meet the intention of the grant program, their potential impact to the economy, job creation and the environment, and their public benefit (from reducing traffic-related fatalities and injuries to improving access to transportation alternatives).
Applications need to be submitted through Grants.gov by November 18, 2022