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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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    • Overview
    • BIL Funding Opportunities: Open Notices of Funding for County Governments
    • BIL Funding Opportunities: Funding Matrix for Counties
    • Timeline: BIL Future Funding Opportunities
    • Additional Analysis for Counties
    • Federal Resources & Guidance
    • Legislative Analysis for Counties: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
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    Overview

    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.

    This page and its contents are supplemental to NACo's comprehensive BIL legislative analysis for counties that can be found here. 

    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. 
    2022-03-03
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Overview

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.

This page and its contents are supplemental to NACo's comprehensive BIL legislative analysis for counties that can be found here

BIL Funding Opportunities: Open Notices of Funding for County Governments

BIL Funding Opportunities: Funding Matrix for Counties

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

 

Timeline: BIL Future Funding Opportunities

May 2022
  • Transit-Oriented Development Pilot Program
  • University Transportation Centers Program
  • Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Program
  • Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program
  • Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Project Program
  • Bridge Investment Program
June 2022
  • Railroad Crossing Elimination Program
  • Ferry Programs: Electric or Low Emitting Ferry Program
  • Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program
  • Passenger Ferry Grant Program
  • Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program
July 2022
  • All Stations Accessibility Program
  • Rail Vehicle Replacement Program
Summer – Fall 2022
  • National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program
  • Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements Grant Program
  • Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant Program

Additional Analysis for Counties

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

Federal Resources & Guidance

The White House

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Guidance: Bridge Investment Program guidance for state DOTs (including language on 100% federal cost share for local bridge projects)
Open now: FY 2022 Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity (combines INFRA, MEGA, rural STBG) 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Airport Terminal Program (next funding opportunity is FY 2023)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
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