Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Funding Opportunities Currently Open for Applications

April 8, 2022

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Funding Opportunities Currently Open for Applications

  1. Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program
    • Deadline: May 31, 2022
    There’s up to $372 million available to allow recipients to purchase, rehab, or lease buses, vans, or related equipment as well as finance any workforce development activities to support these vehicles.
    Possible recipients: state, county, city, or township governments, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), and some others.
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  3. Low or No Emission Grant Program
    • Deadline: May 31, 2022
    There’s up to $1.1 billion available to allow recipients to purchase, rehab, or lease low- or no-emission buses, build new facilities that would support these buses, and finance any workforce development activities to support these vehicles.
    Possible recipients: state, county, city, or township governments, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), and some others.
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  5. FY 2022 National Infrastructure Investments (RAISE Grants)
    • Deadline: April 14, 2022
    There’s up to $2.3 billion available to carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. This is a preexisting program, so you can read about past awards here, but examples include dedicated bus lanes in Baltimore, highway and bridge repair in New Mexico, dock replacements in Alaska, and a rail-to-trail project in Arkansas.
    Possible recipients: a unit of local government; a public agency or publicly chartered authority; a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; a federally recognized Indian Tribe; a transit agency; and a multi-State or multi jurisdictional group of entities. Joint applications are often possible as well.
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  7. MEGAINFRA, and RURAL Grants
    • Deadline: May 23, 2022
    There’s up to $2.9 billion available for major rail, bridge, port, highway, public transit, or intermodal projects. Read more about the opportunity and past awards here. A wide range of governments (including local and tribal governments), transit agencies, and planning organizations are eligible to apply, but you can find more details on page 10 of this document.
    These programs support larger-scale projects that can be more challenging to fund because they cross modes and funding silos – and all three are housed under a single application, so projects can be considered for funding across multiple programs.
    Possible recipients: a unit of local government; a public agency or publicly chartered authority; a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; a federally recognized Indian Tribe; a transit agency; and a multi-State or multi-jurisdictional group of entities. Joint applications are often possible as well.

VACo Contact: Jeremy R. Bennett

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