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

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023

Funding: Authorizes $1,000,000,000 (requires appropriations)

Description: Competitive grants to connect walking and biking infrastructure to accessible and safe active transportation networks

Eligible Recipients: Local or regional governmental organizations, states, or a multistate group of governments

Eligible Uses: Developing plans and designs for active transportation networks and active transportation spines; Constructing active transportation networks and spines that connect people with public transportation, businesses, workplaces, schools, residences, recreation areas, and other community activity centers

Learn More: Contact my office

Funding: $500,000,000 

Description: Provides capitalization grants to state governments, who in turn, establish revolving funds that provide low-interest hazard mitigation loans to local governments. This will provide a source of funding for local governments to carry out projects that reduce disaster risk and decrease the loss of life and property, the cost of insurance claims, and federal disaster payments.

There is a $5 million cap on grant awards on a per-project basis and a maximum 1% interest rate, with repayment terms up to 20 years after project completion, or up to 30 years for projects benefiting low-income geographies. 

Eligible Recipients: States initially receive funding, then provide funds to local governments for eligible projects. States must submit an intended use plan to FEMA annually to demonstrate how they will administer the revolving loan funds.

Eligible Uses: Projects that mitigate hazards from: drought and prolonged, intense heat; severe storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wind storms, cyclones, and severe winter storms; wildfires; earthquakes; flooding; shoreline erosion, and; high water levels; and storm surges. 

State Administering Agency: Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CTDEMHS)

Learn More: Here. States, local governments, and community stakeholders should begin working together to identify and prioritize mitigation projects with the greatest need of funding.

Healthy Streets Program

December 31, 2023

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