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USDOT announces additional $1 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding opportunities for county infrastructure

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    Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding opportunities for counties made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), including $1 billion for the new Airport Terminal Program and $450 million for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). Counties, who support 34 percent of the nation’s airports and invest $134 billion annually in the construction of infrastructure and the maintenance and operation of public works, are eligible to apply under both programs.

    The new Airport Terminal Program, funded at $5 billion through FY 2026, awards grants for projects that increase the safety, sustainability and accessibility of airport terminals; improve or expand on-airport rail access; and address the needs of airport-owned airport traffic control towers. County-operated airports are eligible to apply directly for funds under the program and applications are due by March 28, 2022. View the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) here.

    While it is not a new program, BIL significantly increased funding for PIDP, nearly doubling the amount available last year. PIDP aims to strengthen the nation’s supply chain by funding projects that improve the movement of goods, operations and/or environmental mitigation measures. Eligible projects include port electrification and improvements to port resiliency and intelligent freight transportation systems, among others. Counties are eligible to apply directly for funds under the program, and applications are due by May 16, 2022. View the NOFO here.

    As intergovernmental partners, counties play a critical role in ensuring the successful implementation of the BIL at the local level. For additional information on funding opportunities such as these, view NACo’s funding matrix for counties that includes an exhaustive list of BIL programs counties can access funding through, as well as direct links to NOFOs as competitive BIL funds are made available through federal agencies. This new NACo resource will help county leaders not only access the funds authorized under BIL, but also ensure the successful implementation of various programs.

    Additional Resources

    • Implementing Infrastructure Investments at the County Level: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
    • Legislative Analysis for Counties: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding opportunities for counties made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), including $1 billion for the new Airport Terminal Program and $450 million for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).
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Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding opportunities for counties made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), including $1 billion for the new Airport Terminal Program and $450 million for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). Counties, who support 34 percent of the nation’s airports and invest $134 billion annually in the construction of infrastructure and the maintenance and operation of public works, are eligible to apply under both programs.

The new Airport Terminal Program, funded at $5 billion through FY 2026, awards grants for projects that increase the safety, sustainability and accessibility of airport terminals; improve or expand on-airport rail access; and address the needs of airport-owned airport traffic control towers. County-operated airports are eligible to apply directly for funds under the program and applications are due by March 28, 2022. View the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) here.

While it is not a new program, BIL significantly increased funding for PIDP, nearly doubling the amount available last year. PIDP aims to strengthen the nation’s supply chain by funding projects that improve the movement of goods, operations and/or environmental mitigation measures. Eligible projects include port electrification and improvements to port resiliency and intelligent freight transportation systems, among others. Counties are eligible to apply directly for funds under the program, and applications are due by May 16, 2022. View the NOFO here.

As intergovernmental partners, counties play a critical role in ensuring the successful implementation of the BIL at the local level. For additional information on funding opportunities such as these, view NACo’s funding matrix for counties that includes an exhaustive list of BIL programs counties can access funding through, as well as direct links to NOFOs as competitive BIL funds are made available through federal agencies. This new NACo resource will help county leaders not only access the funds authorized under BIL, but also ensure the successful implementation of various programs.

Additional Resources

About Jessica Jennings (Full Bio)

Legislative Director – Transportation | Rural Action Caucus

Jessica serves as legislative director for transportation and infrastructure. In this role, Jessica staffs NACo’s Transportation Policy Steering Committee and works with county officials from across the nation to set organizational priorities and policies for transportation and infrastructure issues that affect local governments.

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