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

Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022

Funding: $11,713,000,000

Description: A federal-state program that provides funding and financing to public water systems for wide range of drinking water infrastructure projects and activities. 

Eligible Recipients: States initially receive funding, then provide funds to Water Utilities and/or Municipal and Other Eligible Entities. Communities submit applications to state agencies for financial assistance from the State Revolving Fund. States score each application to determine which projects receive funding.

Eligible Uses: Provides loans and grants to water systems for eligible infrastructure projects including: construction of expansion of drinking water treatment plants and/or distribution systems; improving drinking water treatment; fixing leaky or old pipes (water distribution); improving sources of water supply; replacing or constructing finished water storage tanks; other infrastructure projects needed to protect public health. 

State Administering Agency: CTDPH

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022, in order to be considered for inclusion on the SFY 2023 Project Priority List. 

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