Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Resources

Information and Program Resources

RPC-APA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Webinr
January 26, 2022 11:30 AM CST

On Wednesday, January 26, the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) and American Planning Association (APA) hosted a webinar on the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The webinar provided an overview of key programs, changes, and funding sources in the BIL and their potential impacts for the Southeast Louisiana region.

Click HERE to view the slideshow from this webinar. (01/26/22)
Click HERE to view a directory of additional resources and information on IIJA/BIL programs. (updated 02/02/22)

Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs)

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grants

National Infrastructure Project Assistance “Mega-Project” (MEGA) Grants
Rural Surface Transportation Grants
Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants

Open: March 22, 2022 (amended March 22, 2022)
Deadline: May 23, 2022
Resource Link: https://www.transportation.gov/grants/mpdg-announcement

Available Funding: $1,553,000,000 (INFRA), $1,000,000,000 (MEGA), $300,000,000 (Rural Surface Transportation)

About: USDOT is combining three major discretionary grant programs into one Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant (MPDG) opportunity to reduce the burden for state and local applicants and increase the pipeline of “shovel-worthy” projects that are now possible because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These investments will create good-paying jobs, grow the economy, reduce emissions, improve safety, make our transportation more sustainable and resilient, and expand transportation options in rural America and other underserved communities. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help enable more communities to build vital infrastructure projects that also strengthen supply chains and reduce costs for American families.

2022 National Scenic Byways Program

Open: March 16, 2022
Deadline: May 16, 2022
Resource Link: https://highways.dot.gov/newsroom/fhwa-announces-first-availability-national-scenic-byways-program-funding-2012

Available Funding: $22,000,000

Apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338707

About: The National Scenic Byways Program allows states and federally recognized Tribes to apply for $22 million in grants through FHWA’s National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP). The program funds improvements, such as byway facilities, safety improvements, and interpretive information, along roads in the United States that merit recognition at the national level for their outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural recreational and archeological qualities. The NOFO invites states and federally recognized tribes to apply for grants to implement eligible projects on highways designated as National Scenic Byways, All-American Roads, America’s Byways®, state scenic byways, or Indian Tribe scenic byways; and plan, design, and develop a state or Indian Tribe scenic byway program. In calling for applications for discretionary grant funding under the NSBP, the NOFO integrates Biden-Harris Administration priorities, which include safety, equity and accessibility, economic strength, and climate and sustainability.

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) FY 2022 Grants

Open: January 28, 2022 (amended March 22, 2022)
Deadline: April 14, 2022 5:00pm ET / 4:00PM CT
Resource Link: https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants/raise-nofo

Available Funding: $2,275,000,000
Award Ceiling: $45,000,000

Apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337382

About: USDOT has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. Funds for the FY 2022 RAISE grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. RAISE discretionary grants, which were originally created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as TIGER grants, can be used for a wide variety of projects. Recent examples of funded projects include dedicated bus lanes in Baltimore, highway and bridge repair in New Mexico, dock replacements in Alaska, and a rail-to-trail project in Arkansas. Overall, USDOT has awarded $9.9 billion to more than 700 projects.

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