Bringing Infrastructure Dollars Home

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help bring American roads, rail, and bridges into the 21st Century and beyond. This bipartisan legislation includes record investments in public transportation, safe water, broadband, electric vehicle infrastructure, the Long Island Sound, and much more. 

I've created this resource to help our communities learn more about the programs in this historic bill and understand how to access funding from it. Funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will primarily be delivered through formula-based funding and competitive funding opportunities

Formula-Based Funding is generally apportioned to the states by formula, and implementation is left primarily to state agencies. Competitive or Discretionary Funding is awarded on a competitive basis through an application process specified by the federal agency making the grant. Each program's selection criteria is outlined in the grant solicitation. Municipalities and organizations in Connecticut's Fourth District may request a letter of support from my office for grant applications by completing this form

Please contact my office at (203) 333-6600 if you have any questions about these federal programs or want to learn more about accessing funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Grant Application Due Date Calendar

Monday, May. 23, 2022

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: $2,000,000,000

Description: Supports projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life. A project will be designated as rural if it is located:

  • In an Urbanized Area (UA) that had a population less than 200,000 in the 2010 Census, or

  • In a Census designated Urban Cluster, or

  • Outside an UA.

Eligible Recipients: State, Regional transportation planning organizations, Local governments, Tribal governments

Eligible Uses: Highway, bridge, or tunnel projects eligible under the National Highway Performance Program, Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, or the Tribal Transportation Program; highway freight project eligible under the National Highway Performance Program; highway safety improvement project; project on a publicly-owned highway or bridge improving access to certain facilities that support the economy of a rural area; integrated mobility management system, transportation demand management system, or on-demand mobility services 

Deadline for FY22: May 23, 2022

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Funding: $5,000,000,000 

Description: Supports large, complex projects that are difficult to fund by other means and likely to generate national or regional economic, mobility, or safety benefits. 

Eligible Recipients: (A) a State or a group of States; (B) a metropolitan planning organization; (C) a unit of local government; (D) a political subdivision of a State; (E) a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; (F) a Tribal government or a consortium of Tribal governments; (G) a partnership between Amtrak and 1 or more entities described in subparagraphs (A) through (F); and (H) a group of entities described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (G)

Eligible Uses: Projects eligible under the Megaprojects program include—

  • a highway or bridge project carried out on— 

    • the National Multimodal Freight Network of title 49, United States Code; 

    • the National Highway Freight Network, United States Code; or 

    • the National Highway System, United States Code; 

  • a freight intermodal (including public ports) or freight rail project that provides a public benefit; 

  • a railway-highway grade separation or elimination project; 

  • an intercity passenger rail project; and 

  • certain public transportation projects that are eligible for Federal Transit Administration funding of title 49, United States Code 

Deadline for FY22: May 23, 2022

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