On November 15th, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The bill passed the Senate in August and on November 5 it was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The IIJA includes $550 billion in new federal investments in America’s infrastructure, will add an estimated two million jobs per year to the national economy, and offers cities and villages the opportunity to access a multitude of new and increased infrastructure funding. New York communities have lists of urgently overdue infrastructure projects – including transportation networks, water systems, and broadband capabilities – and our local governments are ready to rebuild with renewed federal support behind us.

The following is a set of resources to assist city and village leaders in understanding the ways in which the IIJA is applicable to their communities and how to begin preparing to access these critically important programs of federal funding.


GRANT OPPORTUNITIES:

Mega: $1 billion of FY 2022 funding for the National Infrastructure Project Assistance grants program, known as the Mega Grants program;
INFRA: Approximately $1.55 billion in FY 2022 funding to be made available for the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highways Projects grants program, known as INFRA; and
Rural: $300 million in FY 2022 funding for the Rural Surface Transportation Grant program, known as Rural.


RESOURCES:

Your Infrastructure Questions Answered-National League of Cities (added (5/17/22)
Rail Funding HUB (GoRail) (added 5/11/22)
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook
(added 4-13-22)
Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (added 2-10-22)
Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection and Construction Program (added 2-23-22)
Navigating Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Uncertainty: A Handbook for State & Local Government Leaders - The Atlas (added 1-27-22)
Competitive Infrastructure Funding Opportunities for Local Governments (added 1-25-22) 
Fact Sheet on New York's Share of IIJA
(added 11-15-21)
What the IIJA Means for Local Governments
(added 11-14-21)
IIJA Program Search Tool for Local Governments (added 11-14-21)
New Transportation Grants for Local Governments in the IIJA (added 11-14-21)
Water Infrastructure Priorities Funded in the IIJA (added 11-14-21)


NYCOM Staff Contacts for IIJA Inquiries:

  • Peter A. Baynes

    NYCOM Executive Director
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  • Barbara Van Epps

    NYCOM Deputy Executive Director
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  • David Bissember

    Legislative and Research Analyst
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