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.
Technical Assistance & Resources
- 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 2023 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 2023 & 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.
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 build.gov.