The White House has released a range of documents and details about the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, enacted last November.

The resources include:
• A 465-page comprehensive guidebook
• A searchable database of program funding, by agency, topic and funding mechanism
• A fact sheet for local governments on 25 competitive infrastructure funding opportunities, with the latest available information, including program descriptions, links to agency websites, and application timing

The infrastructure law supports new federal investments in a wide range of public systems over five years.

The administration has placed the programs in four broad categories:
• Transportation: Roads, bridges, passenger and freight rail, public transit, airports, ports, safety and electric vehicles, buses, and ferries
• Climate, Energy and Environment: Clean energy and power, water, resilience, and environmental remediation
• Broadband (including cybersecurity)
• Other Programs: Regional commerce, agriculture, health and human services

The following are the programs highlighted in the fact sheet for cities and towns:

Rebuilding American Infrastructure Sustainably and Equitably (RAISE)
Port Infrastructure Development Program
Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Grants
National Infrastructure Project Assistance (also known as “Megaprojects” or MEGA)
Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)
• Safe Streets and Roads for All (applications expected to open in May 2022)
• Charging and Fueling Infrastructure
Clean School Bus Program
• Reconnecting Communities
• Rural Surface Transportation

Climate, Energy and Environment
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
Flood Mitigation Assistance
Brownfields Remediation Program
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
• Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Improvements in Schools
• Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas
• Energy Efficiency and Resilience Code Adoption
• Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs
• Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program

Broadband and Cybersecurity
ReConnect Loan and Grant Program
• Middle Mile Grants Program
• State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
• Smart Grid Investment Grant Program and Energy Sector Operational Support For Cyber Resilience Program

Other Programs
• Water and Groundwater Storage and Conveyance
Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Additional funding opportunities
The law significantly increased the amount of non-competitive formula funding that will flow first to states and then on to municipalities. Examples include funding available through Surface Transportation Block Grant sub-allocations for local governments, which now include significantly expanded flexibility for municipalities to determine how these funds can be used, as well as increases for Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.

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