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Pre-applications for SMART SCALE funding must be submitted by April 1 of each even-numbered year, with final applications due no later than August 1. Please note for certain high-risk documents, VDOT staff engagement in the creation or review of the document should be currently underway and continue through the April 1 pre-application submission deadline. During pre-application validation from April 1 - April 30, staff will confirm for each document that they were engaged by the applicant and that the document is on track to be completed before July 15. For more information on this, see below “Readiness Gates Appendix." To make sure your project receives its highest possible score, please download and review the materials below. When you’re ready, sign in and apply online.

SMART SCALE Round 6 Resources

Pre-Application Training Feb. 28, 2024

Pre-Scoping Module

Pathways for Planning*

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Interact VTrans

2021 and 2023 Mid-Term Needs Acceptable for Round 6