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Funding: $7,150,000,000 

Description: The National Highway Freight Program provides funds to the States, by formula, to improve the efficient movement of freight on the National Highway Freight Network.

Eligible Recipients: Formula funding to States (including District of Columbia)

Eligible Uses: Projects that contribute to the efficient movement of freight on the National Highway Freight Network and are identified in a freight investment plan included in the State’s freight plan. A range of activities are eligible for these funds, such as projects to reduce the environmental impacts of freight movement, adding road capacity to address highway freight bottlenecks, or a highway or bridge project to improve the flow of freight on the national highway freight network. In addition, a State may use not more than 30 percent of its total National Highway Freight Program funds each year for freight intermodal or freight rail projects, subject to certain restrictions 

State Administering Agency: CTDOT

Learn More: Here. On February 2, DOT also released “Highway Safety Improvement Program Eligibility Guidance,” which you may review here. Municipalities should contact their Regional Councils of Governments (COGs) with questions.

Funding: $5,000,000,000 

Description: Strategically deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability.

Eligible Recipients: Formula funding to States (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) 

Eligible Uses: The acquisition and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to serve as a catalyst for the deployment of such infrastructure and to connect it to a network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability; proper operation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging infrastructure; data sharing about electric vehicle charging infrastructure to ensure the long-term success of investments.

State Administering Agency: CT Department of Transportation

Learn More: Here and Here

Funding: $1,000,000,000

Description: Provides supplemental funding for grants to a State, local government, or an Indian Tribe on a competitive basis for projects that replace, remove, and/or repair culverts or weirs.

Eligible Recipients: Recipients: (1) A State; (2) a unit of local government; or (3) an Indian Tribe. 

Eligible Uses: Establish an annual competitive grant program to award grants to eligible entities for projects for the replacement, removal, and repair of culverts or weirs that— ‘‘(1) would meaningfully improve or restore fish passage for anadromous fish; and (2) with respect to weirs, may include-- (A) infrastructure to facilitate fish passage around or over the weir; and (B) weir improvements.”

Deadline: TBA

Learn More: TBA

Funding: $250,000,000

Description: Assists in the financing of capital projects for the purchase of electric or low-emitting ferry vessels that reduce emissions by using alternative fuels or on-board energy storage systems and related charging infrastructure to reduce emissions or produce zero onboard emissions under normal operation.

Eligible Recipients: Any eligible recipient of 5307 or 5311 funding

Eligible Uses: Capital 

Deadline: September 6, 2022

Learn More: Here and Here

Funding: $7,250,000,000

Description: Awards competitive grants for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas

Eligible Recipients: State or group of states; metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) with a population of more than 200,000 individuals; unit of local government or group of local governments; political subdivision of a state or local government; special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; federal land management agency that applies jointly with a state or group of states; tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; multi-state or multijurisdictional group of public entities.

Eligible Uses: Projects that improve safety, generate economic benefits, reduce congestion, enhance resiliency, and hold the greatest promise to eliminate freight bottlenecks and improve critical freight movements. 

Deadline for FY22: May 23, 2022

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Funding: $1,992,000,000 

Description: Provides grants to States to improve driver behavior and reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related crashes. Grant funds can be used for programs to reduce drug- and alcohol-impaired driving, improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, and encourage seat belt use, among other uses.

Eligible Recipients: Formula funding to States, the Secretary of Interior for the Indian tribes, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

State Administering Agency: CTDOT

Learn More: Here

Funding: $15,557,499,996

Description: The Highway Safety Improvement Program provides States with critical safety funding that is used to save lives and prevent serious injuries on all public roads. The Highway Safety Improvement Program is based on a performance-driven process that identifies and analyzes highway safety problems and advances highway safety improvement projects that have the greatest potential to reduce fatalities and serious injuries. 

Eligible Recipients: Formula funding to States (including District of Columbia) 

Eligible Uses: Safety projects on all public roads. HSIP supports projects that improve the safety of road infrastructure by correcting hazardous road locations, such as dangerous intersections, or making road improvements, such as adding striping or rumble strips.

Learn More: Here and Here. Municipalities should contact CTDOT's Office of Highway Safety with any questions.

Funding: Authorizes $500,000,000 (requires appropriations)

Description: To help mitigate urban heat islands, improve air quality, and reduce the extent of impervious surfaces, stormwater runoff and flood risks, and heat impacts to infrastructure and road users. At least 80% of funds must go to projects in urbanized areas.

Eligible Recipients: States; metropolitan planning organizations; local governments; Tribal governments; nonprofit organizations working in coordination with another one of these entities

Eligible Uses: Provides financial assistance to conduct planning activities related to or for deploying cool pavements, porous pavements, and expanding tree cover

Learn More: Contact my office

Funding: $36,000,000,000

Description: To fund capital projects that reduce the state of good repair backlog, improve performance, or expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service, including privately operated intercity passenger rail service if an eligible applicant is involved.

Eligible Recipients: States, including the District of Columbia; A group of States; An InterState Compact; A public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States; A political subdivision of a State; Amtrak, acting on its own behalf or under a cooperative agreement with one or more States; Federally recognized Tribe; Any combination of the entities above.

Eligible Uses: (1) Projects to replace, rehabilitate, or repair infrastructure, equipment, or a facility used for providing intercity passenger rail service to bring such assets into a State of good repair; (2) projects to improve intercity passenger rail service performance, including reduced trip times, increased train frequencies, higher operating speeds, improved reliability, expanded capacity, reduced congestion, electrification, and other improvements, as determined by the Secretary; (3) projects to expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service; and (4) a group of related projects described previously. The planning, environmental review, and final design of an eligible project or group of projects is also eligible. Preference to eligible projects: (1) for which Amtrak is not the sole applicant; (2) the improve the financial performance, reliability, service frequency, or address the State of good repair of an Amtrak route; and (3) that are identified in, and consistent with, a corridor inventory prepared under the Corridor Identification and Development Program pursuant to section 25101.

Deadline: TBA

Learn More: Here

Funding: $1,400,000,000

Description: Funding for evacuation routes, coastal resilience, making existing infrastructure more resilient, or efforts to move infrastructure to nearby locations not continuously impacted by extreme weather and natural disasters

Eligible Recipients: States, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Local governments, Special purpose districts or public authorities with a transportation function, Tribes, Federal land management agencies (applying jointly with State(s))

Eligible Uses: Conduct resilience planning studies, strengthen and protect evacuation routes, and increase the resilience of surface transportation infrastructure from the impacts of sea level rise, flooding, wildfires, extreme weather events, and other natural disasters. 

Deadline: TBA

Learn More: TBA. Contact my office with questions.