USDOT Makes $1.5 Billion Available for Infrastructure Projects

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:57:00 AM

The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) recently announced the availability of approximately $1.5 billion to repair crumbling infrastructure through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. INFRA advances a pre-existing grant program established in the 2015 FAST Act and uses updated criteria to evaluate projects to align them with national and regional economic goals and to leverage additional non-federal funding.

INFRA grants may be used to fund a variety of components of an infrastructure project, however, the Department is specifically focused on projects in which the local sponsor is significantly invested and is positioned to proceed rapidly to construction. Eligible INFRA project costs may include: reconstruction, rehabilitation, acquisition of property (including land related to the project and improvements to the land), environmental mitigation, construction contingencies, equipment acquisition, and operational improvements directly related to system performance.

The application deadline is November 2, 2017.