About the DOT


  • The RISE fund was created in 1985 by the Iowa General Assembly to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads and streets. RISE is funded by a 1.75-cent-per-gallon motor fuel tax. (February 2016)
  • RISE funding assists the efforts of local communities to attract value adding activities that feed new dollars into the Iowa economy. There were 10 projects awarded funding in FY 2018 and 12 in FY 2019. (August 2019)
  • Since its beginning, RISE has assisted in creating or retaining over 85,000 jobs, and supported an estimated $22 billion in associated capital investment. (August 2019)
  • Since the program originated, RISE has funded over 800 transportation projects and provided more than $456 million in RISE funding. (August 2019)