Grant Coordination group assists ADOT and its partners in seeking federal grants primarily for highway infrastructure improvements and related projects. In coordination with appropriate ADOT entities and other stakeholders, the Grant Coordinator is in the lookout for suitable opportunities found in published announcements called the Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO). After a relevant NOFO is reviewed and considered to be reasonably promising, ADOT initiates, develops and submits the application package to the appropriate authority. Most of the grant opportunities require a cost sharing and local matching fund, and are highly competitive. Moreover, a strong commitment by all parties involved in the proposed project is a critical factor in any grant application.