RAISE Grant Application

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) FY 2022 grants are federally awarded funding for surface transportation infrastructure projects. They are awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact.


Projects submitted for RAISE grant funding are evaluated based on: how innovative they are; how well they will enhance safety and quality of life for people; and how well they support economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability of localities and regions. Within these criteria, the USDOT will prioritize funding projects that can demonstrate improvements to racial equity, reduce impacts of climate change and create good-paying jobs.


Previously known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD, 2017 - 2020) and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER, 2009 - 2016) Discretionary Grants, the RAISE grant program is tied to funds Congress has dedicated for National Infrastructure Investments.


The proposed project will prepare for reconstruction of Isett Avenue/Cypress Street from US Highway 61 all the way down to 5th Street. The project seeks to address the challenges currently facing the corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses, which include a dangerous environment for pedestrians, decaying infrastructure, and intersections and lane configurations that no longer meet the corridor’s growing commercial needs. Proposed improvements such as roundabouts, lane reconfiguration, and the addition of sidewalks and a multi-use path will enable safe travel for cars, trucks, and pedestrians, as well as transforming this corridor into one that is pleasant and efficient to travel along, rather than one that is full of hazards and frustrations.


Commerce& Industry in the Isett/Cypress Corridor

  • Kraft Heinz - Muscatine
  • HNI Manufacturing - HNI Workplace Furnishings
  • Daufeldt Transport
  • Trinity Logistics
  • Areguin Heating & Cooling
  • Martin & Whitacre Surveyors & Engineers, Inc.
  • MidTown Laundromat
  • Diversity Service Center of Iowa
  • Oak Park Senior Living
  • Non-Emergency Transport
  • Muscatine Academy of Music and Dance
  • Asian Bodywork Therapy
  • Becky's Bow Wow Boutique
  • Fringe Salon & Brow Bar
  • Super Saver
  • Custom AIre Heating and Cooling
  • Midtown Towing & Repair
  • Happy Tails Pet Resort & Kennel
  • Shelter Insurance - Walton Ponce
  • River City Moving & Delivery
  • Circle K
  • Dollar General
  • Ultimate Storage
  • Glad Tidings Church