Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Resources

MTAP Fund Mapping Service

The MTAP team is providing a fund mapping service to match IIJA funding streams with municipalities' interests. Municipalities can submit information through the Project Intake Form on infrastructure projects or priorities and receive tailored information on relevant IIJA programs. 
If your organization has additional questions or would like to better understand how the Project Intake Form works, please submit a question through our Question Portal or contact our team at  
For more information on IIJA, please refer to MTAP’s Introduction to IIJA Webinar and the IIJA Overview provided on this page. 

Open and Upcoming Infrastructure Funding Opportunities

Since President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, his Administration has hit the ground running to deliver investments that change people’s lives for the better and get America moving again. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to making funding opportunities accessible and transparent, so communities across America know what to apply for, who to contact, and how to get ready to rebuild. This document highlights funding opportunities that communities can apply for today as well as a calendar of key upcoming funding opportunities for 2023. For more information on the full set of programs in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including upcoming milestones, visit

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

RCPP looks to fund conservation projects that address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides $1.5 billion in total funding to partnerships between State, local, or county governments and nonprofit organizations to directly implement conservation initiatives and to provide technical assistance to manage project implementation. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects to provide awards between $250,000 and $25 million with up to 35% non-Federal match. The Chesapeake Bay watershed has priority program concerns of aquatic and terrestrial habitat preservation for fish and wildlife and sediment and addressing water quality degradation due to sediment loss and pesticide damage. Applications are due July 2, 2024, by 4:59 p.m. ET. 

Safe Streets and Roads For All (SS4A)

The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) appropriated $5 billion in funds between 2022-2026 with over $3 billion in funding available for future funding rounds. Applicants may apply for either Planning and Demonstration Grants or Implementation Grants. Last year, eight SS4A grants (including both Planning and Demonstration and Implementation Grants) were awarded to small and medium-sized towns and municipalities in Maryland. Congratulations to these towns and municipalities for a grand total of over $11 million in funding: Brentwood, Brunswick, Cambridge, Edmonston, Mount Rainier, Rising Sun, Riverdale Park, and Sykesville. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit the Department of Transportation's website.

Planning Ahead

Maryland Water Infrastructure Financing 

The Maryland Water Infrastructure Financing Administration (MWIFA) provides low-interest loans and grants for water quality projects, drinking water system upgrades, and septic system improvements, aligning with federal and state environmental acts.
MWIFA administers the following two loan programs. Both programs typically accept applications annually December through January:
  • Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund: The Water Quality Revolving Loan Fund (WQRLF) provides financial assistance for a wide variety of projects to protect or improve the quality of Maryland's rivers, streams, lakes, the Chesapeake Bay and other water resources. 
  • Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund: The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF) provides financial assistance for projects that provide safe drinking water and protect the quality of Maryland's drinking water supply. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires that all community water systems demonstrate the technical, managerial, and financial capacity to maintain their system prior to receiving a DWRLF loan.     
Application instructions for both programs are linked here. Please visit the links above for more information or view our webinar on Water Infrastructure Funding in ARPA and IIJA held in December 2023. 
Grant programs are also available to fund water and wastewater projects. While most programs offer subsidized loans, grants are also available. More information is linked here.

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program

The RAISE Grant Program is a federal initiative designed to invest in transportation and infrastructure projects that prioritize sustainability and equity. Administered by the Department of Transportation, RAISE aims to support communities in developing innovative solutions for transportation challenges while emphasizing environmental consciousness, social inclusion, and economic growth.
The program provides funding for a wide array of projects, including road and bridge improvements, public transit enhancements, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, and other initiatives that promote a more resilient, accessible, and environmentally friendly transportation system. Through a competitive selection process, RAISE grants seek to foster collaboration between local, state, and federal entities, encouraging partnerships that address the diverse needs of communities across the nation. For more information, please visit the Department of Transportation's website to access additional guidance and FAQs.

Technical Assistance & Resources

On September 13, 2023, the White House released an updated Technical Assistance Guide that highlights Federal and State technical assistance programs designed to access and deploy Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL/IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding. This guide contains program-specific information such as the category of technical assistance provided (including application for funding and project delivery support), status of availability, whether an application is required, and points of contact. We recommend reviewing this highly valuable resource to assist in your pursuit of IIJA and IRA funding opportunities. 
  • National Governor's Association: IIJA Implementation Resources home page includes a calendar of upcoming funding opportunities and milestones, a listing of federal resources broken down by federal agency, and a formula and competitive grant program tracker.
  • Local Infrastructure Hub: Resources page which includes strategies, webinar recordings, key 2024 NOFOs from the IIJA, and more. Their next phase of bootcamps is launching this Spring. Sign up through this link to receive news.
  • National Association of Counties (NaCo)List of upcoming NOFOs for 2024 & major provisions for counties by IIJA category.
  • US Department of Energy (DOE): State and Local Solution Center offers searchable TA opportunities, and NOFA table including existing TA resources.
  • Department of Transportation (DOT): DOT Navigator and technical assistance programs available.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Home page includes background information, project descriptions, BIL-related news, and webinars.

MTAP IIJA Webinars

IIJA Overview

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. The law authorizes $1.2 trillion for transportation and infrastructure spending with $550 billion of that figure going toward “new” investments and programs. Funding from the IIJA is expansive in its reach, addressing energy and power infrastructure, access to broadband internet, water infrastructure, and more. Some of the new programs funded by the bill could provide the resources needed to address a variety of infrastructure needs at the local level


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