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Implementing Infrastructure Investments at the County Level: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (P.L. 117-58)

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    Implementing Infrastructure Investments at the County Level: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (P.L. 117-58)

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    On November 15, 2021, President Biden enacted the five-year, $973 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), formally known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58). Following the end of the federal legislature’s responsibilities to develop and pass the legislation comes the role of covered federal agencies to implement the law at the federal, state and local levels.

    Of note, many of the programs in the BIL have been further increased by the March 15, 2022, enactment of full-year FY 2022 appropriations (P.L. 117-103), including U.S. Department of Transportation's flexible RAISE grant program.

    As intergovernmental partners, counties play a key role in ensuring the successful interpretation and implementation of the BIL. Extremely significant to counties, who own and operate a vast amount of the nations’ infrastructure, effective implementation of the BIL will require meaningful and ongoing engagement between officials at all levels of government.

    Funding Opportunities for Counties

    Open Notices of Funding

    Open Notices of Funding for County Governments

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    Interactive Funding Matrix

    Funding Matrix for Counties

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    Future Funding Opportunities

    Timeline: BIL Future Funding Opportunities

    July 2022
    • All Stations Accessibility Program
    • Rail Vehicle Replacement Program
    Summer 2022
    • National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program
    • Thriving Communities
    August 2022
    • Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements Grant Program
    September 2022
    • Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant Program
    October 2022
    • Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program (National grants)
    December 2022
    • Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program (Northeast Corridor grants)

    Additional Analysis

    Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Sub-allocations by Population:
    Comparing FY 2021 vs. FY 2022 Funding Levels for Local Governments

    STBG POPULATION BANDS

    FY2021

    FY2022

    % CHANGE

    Areas of 200,000 and above 
    (metropolitan planning organization [MPO] has obligation authority)

    $3.5B

    $3.8B

    +10.4%

    Areas between 49,999 and 200,000 -- NEW BAND
    (states must consult with MPO or regional transportation planning organization [RTPO]) 

    N/A

    $702.8M

    Combined below

    Areas between 5,000 and 49,999 -- NEW BAND 
    (states must consult with RTPO) 

    N/A

    $607.5M

    Combined below

    Areas between 5,000 and 200,000* 
    (for FY 21 comparison)

    *No longer a STBGP population band
    **FY 2022 number represents total of areas between 49,999 and 200,000 and areas between 5,000 and 49,999

    $1.2B

    $1.3B**

    +10.1%

    Areas less than 5,000
    (states must consult with RTPO)

    $1.4B

    $1.6B

    +10.6%

    STBG FY 2022 TOTAL SUB-ALLOCATIONS BASED ON POPULATION  

    $6.08B

    $6.70B

    +10.2%

    Sources: USDOT FAST Act FY 2021 computational tables; USDOT BIL FY 2022 computational tables

    Carbon Reduction Program (CRP): Sub-allocations by Population

    CRP POPULATION BANDS

    FY2022

    Areas of 200,000 and above 
    (metropolitan planning organization [MPO] has obligation authority)

    $457.7M

    Areas between 49,999 and 200,000 
    (metropolitan planning organization [MPO] has obligation authority)

    $84.1M

    Areas between 5,000 and 49,999 
    (states must consult with RTPO) 

    $72.6M

    Areas less than 5,000
    (states must consult with RTPO)

    $187.5M

    CRP FY 2022 TOTAL SUB-ALLOCATION BASED ON POPULATION  

    $801.9M

    Source: USDOT BIL FY 2022 computational tables

    On November 15, 2021, President Biden enacted the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), formally known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58), into law. This page and its contents are supplemental to NACo's comprehensive legislative analysis of the BIL for counties. 
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On November 15, 2021, President Biden enacted the five-year, $973 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), formally known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58). Following the end of the federal legislature’s responsibilities to develop and pass the legislation comes the role of covered federal agencies to implement the law at the federal, state and local levels.

Of note, many of the programs in the BIL have been further increased by the March 15, 2022, enactment of full-year FY 2022 appropriations (P.L. 117-103), including U.S. Department of Transportation's flexible RAISE grant program.

As intergovernmental partners, counties play a key role in ensuring the successful interpretation and implementation of the BIL. Extremely significant to counties, who own and operate a vast amount of the nations’ infrastructure, effective implementation of the BIL will require meaningful and ongoing engagement between officials at all levels of government.

Funding Opportunities for Counties

Open Notices of Funding

Open Notices of Funding for County Governments

View Chart

Print / View in New Window

Interactive Funding Matrix

Funding Matrix for Counties

Scroll right for additional information, including funding levels, program descriptions, eligibility requirements and more. 

View chart

Print / View in New Window

Future Funding Opportunities

Timeline: BIL Future Funding Opportunities

July 2022
Summer 2022
August 2022
September 2022
October 2022
December 2022
Additional Analysis

Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Sub-allocations by Population:
Comparing FY 2021 vs. FY 2022 Funding Levels for Local Governments

STBG POPULATION BANDS

FY2021

FY2022

% CHANGE

Areas of 200,000 and above 
(metropolitan planning organization [MPO] has obligation authority)

$3.5B

$3.8B

+10.4%

Areas between 49,999 and 200,000 -- NEW BAND
(states must consult with MPO or regional transportation planning organization [RTPO]) 

N/A

$702.8M

Combined below

Areas between 5,000 and 49,999 -- NEW BAND 
(states must consult with RTPO) 

N/A

$607.5M

Combined below

Areas between 5,000 and 200,000* 
(for FY 21 comparison)

*No longer a STBGP population band
**FY 2022 number represents total of areas between 49,999 and 200,000 and areas between 5,000 and 49,999

$1.2B

$1.3B**

+10.1%

Areas less than 5,000
(states must consult with RTPO)

$1.4B

$1.6B

+10.6%

STBG FY 2022 TOTAL SUB-ALLOCATIONS BASED ON POPULATION  

$6.08B

$6.70B

+10.2%

Sources: USDOT FAST Act FY 2021 computational tablesUSDOT BIL FY 2022 computational tables

Carbon Reduction Program (CRP): Sub-allocations by Population

CRP POPULATION BANDS

FY2022

Areas of 200,000 and above 
(metropolitan planning organization [MPO] has obligation authority)

$457.7M

Areas between 49,999 and 200,000 
(metropolitan planning organization [MPO] has obligation authority)

$84.1M

Areas between 5,000 and 49,999 
(states must consult with RTPO) 

$72.6M

Areas less than 5,000
(states must consult with RTPO)

$187.5M

CRP FY 2022 TOTAL SUB-ALLOCATION BASED ON POPULATION  

$801.9M

Source: USDOT BIL FY 2022 computational tables

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