On September 27, 2023, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) opened the FY 2023 through FY 2026 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Bridge Investment Program (BIP) – Large Bridge Project Grant opportunity. The NOFO was published on Grants.gov and can be accessed through the following link: BIP Large Bridge Project NOFO. Additional information on the program can be found on the BIP Webpage.
The Bridge Investment Program (BIP) provides funding for bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects that reduce the number of bridges in poor condition, or in fair condition at risk of declining into poor condition. Large Bridge Project Grants under the BIP are available for bridges with total eligible project costs over $100 million, with minimum grant awards of $50 million, and maximum grant awards of 50 percent of the total eligible project costs. This notice establishes a “rolling application” process for Large Bridge Project applications by providing the schedule, requirements, and selection process for such projects for the remaining available amounts of BIP funding provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” or BIL) for FY 2023 through FY 2026, which total up to $9.62 billion.
In response to several questions received through the official BIP Mailbox (email@example.com), updated Questions and Answers have been posted on the BIP Webpage, as well as a pre-recorded overview of the FY 2023 through FY 2026 NOFO for BIP – Large Bridge Project Grants (BIP Large Bridge Recording – Zoom (zoomgov.com)).
If stakeholders have questions or want to request additional information, please email the BIP Mailbox using the address above.
VACo Contact: James Hutzler