By Blair Lozier
On August 15, the Biden administration posted a document highlighting funding opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Council of State Governments has identified the opportunities available to state, territorial and tribal governments. Deadlines for funding applications range from September 2022 to March 2023.
CSG created a timeline of when applications are due. Funding programs are identified by a color that corresponds with their category.
|Program||Federal Agency or Department||Deadline||Potential Funding Amount (in millions)||Who Qualifies?|
|Safe Streets and Roads for All||Department of Transportation||9/15/2022||$50*||Tribal Governments|
|All Stations Accessibility Program||Federal Transit Administration||9/30/2022||$343||State Governments [i]|
|Railroad Crossing Elimination Program||Federal Rail Administration||10/4/2022||$573||State and Tribal Governments [ii]|
|Reconnecting Communities||Department of Transportation||10/13/2022||$100*||State and Tribal Governments [iii]|
|Power and Clean Energy Programs|
|Advancing Equity through Workforce Partnerships||Department of|
|9/13/2022*||$1.5||State and Tribal Governments [iv]|
|Preventing Outages and|
Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid – Formula
|9/30/2022||$459||State, U.S. Territories and Tribal Governments [v]|
|Resilience and Legacy Pollution Programs|
|10/5/2022||$56||State, U.S. Territories and Tribal Governments [vi]|
|Coastal Resilience and Habitat Restoration||National|
|10/5/2022||$10||State, U.S. Territories and Tribal Governments [vii]|
|Community Wildfire Defense Grants Northeast-Midwest Region Southern Region Western Region Tribal Governments||Forest Service||10/7/2022||$10*||State[viii], U.S. Territories and Tribal Governments [ix]|
|11/1/2022||$300||State and Tribal Governments|
|Abandoned Mine Lands||Department of|
|3/31/2023||$72||State and Tribal Governments|
|Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program||National|
Telecommunications and Information
|9/30/2022||$980||State and Tribal Governments|
|Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds||Environmental|
|Ongoing||State funding may vary||State and Tribal Governments|
All applications are due at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.
[i] Eligible applicants under this program must be designated recipients that operate or allocate funds to inaccessible pre-Americans with Disabilities Act—or “legacy”—rail fixed guideway public transportation systems, and states, territories, Washington, D.C. and local governmental entities that operate or financially support legacy rail fixed guideway public transportation systems and corresponding legacy stations/facilities.
[ii] Eligible applicants are: 1. A state, Washington D.C. and U.S. territories and possessions. 2. A political subdivision of a state. 3. A federally recognized Indian Tribe. 4. A unit of local government or a group of local governments. 5. A public port authority. 6. A metropolitan planning organization. 7. A group of entities described in any of paragraphs (1) through (6).
[iii] Nonprofit organizations, metropolitan planning organizations, units of local government and transportation facility owners are eligible for a capital construction grant individually or in partnership with other applicants eligible for a planning grant. See Notice of Funding Opportunity and Frequently Asked Questions on the website for additional details on eligibility.
[iv] The Department of Energy will only accept new applicants for this funding opportunity.
[v] States may deem other entities as eligible.
[vi] All entities should be able to demonstrate the status of an underserved community.
[vii] All entities should be able to demonstrate the status of an underserved community.
[viii] States and U.S. territories applying for Community Wildfire Defense Grants must apply in their assigned region (i.e., Northeast-Midwest, Southern, Western). See the grant webpage for states and territories that qualify under each region.
[ix] Tribal governments that are not federally recognized are eligible for funding.