The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) allocated $1.2 trillion appropriated under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to improve infrastructure, generate good-paying jobs, confront the climate crisis, grow the economy equitably, and create a transportation system that works for every American. Connecticut’s share is estimated to be $6.04 billion delivered in Fiscal Years 2022-2026, through a mix of funding.

CRCOG will assist member towns with planning and implementing infrastructure and other eligible projects that will optimize this historic funding opportunity. Notices of Funding (NOFOs), which contain important information about grant application requirements and submission deadlines, are periodically released by the various sponsoring agencies of the U.S. Government. Depending on the funding program, many NOFOs are accessible on Grants.gov. However, some NOFOs are available on the sponsoring agency’s website. Below is a list of websites for several grant programs, for your reference.

Point of contact for BIL-related projects:  Elizabeth Sanderson.

Description: $10 million is authorized through state bond funds to support Connecticut communities in resilience planning efforts. The program offers the opportunity to build a pipeline of projects, which can later be implemented using upcoming federal grant programs. CT DEEP has two tracks for this program: Track 1 will award up to $250,000 for climate resilience planning, community engagement, and grant writing; Track 2 will fund project development related costs ranging between $300,000 and $700,000+. If awarded, this state funding can be counted towards local match requirements for upcoming federal grant programs (such as FEMA’s BRIC and FMA programs).

Link to Program Website: 

DEEP Climate Resilience Fund

Eligible Applicant(s): Municipalities, CRCOG, Others

Due Date: 

Track 1 (Planning): Due November 10, 2022; Track 2 (Project Development): Rolling Deadline, begins October 21, 2022, with Final Deadline December 1, 2022.

Reference Information: CT DEEP will host a series of webinars – see program website for schedule, registration, and post-event recordings.

Description: Up to $100 million in grants annually for FY2022-2026 to fund projects that use data and technology to solve challenges facing communities; projects such as connected vehicles, smart traffic signals, and sensors to detect the quality of pavements to prioritize repairs.

Link to Program Website: Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program

Eligible Applicant(s): State, CRCOG, Municipalities, Others

Due Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

Reference Information: U.S. DOT webinar on 9/29/2022, 2:30 pm – see program website for registration and post-event recordings.

Description: $60 million to promote advanced technologies to improve safety and reduce travel times for drivers and transit riders, while also promoting equity and tackling climate change.

Link to Program Website: US Department of Transportation Grant Programs

Eligible Applicant(s): State, CRCOG, Municipalities, Others. An eligible entity shall include in its application a plan for partnering with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders [from FAQ].

Due Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Reference Information: U.S. DOT will host a webinar on 10/12/2022, 1:00 pm – see program website for registration and post-event recordings.

Link to Program Website: Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program – Planning Grants and Capital Construction Grants  | US Department of Transportation

Eligible Applicants: 

  • Planning Grants: State, Municipalities, CRCOG, Others.
  • Capital Construction Grants: Owner of the Eligible Facility to be mitigated.

Due Date: Round 1, FY 2022, October 13, 2022

CRCOG Specific Information

Link to Program Website

Thriving Communities Program | US Department of Transportation

Eligible Applicants

State, Municipalities, CRCOG, Others

Due Date

Request for Information responses due August 26, 2022

CRCOG Specific Information

Link to Program Website: Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program | FRA (dot.gov)

Eligible Applicants: State, Municipalities, CRCOG,  Others

Due Date: Round 1, FY 2022, October 4, 2022. CRCOG seeks input related to future funding rounds.

CRCOG Specific Information

Link to Program Website: https://www.transportation.gov/grants/ss4a/how-to-apply

Eligible Applicants: Municipalities, CRCOG, Others

Due Date: Round 1, FY 2022, September 15, 2022

CRCOG Specific Information

Link to Program Website: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/bip/

Eligible Applicants: State, Municipalities, CRCOG, Others

Due Date

FY2022 Bridge Project Applications, September 8, 2022 (Planning Project Applications and Large Bridge Project Applications are past due). CRCOG seeks input related to future funding rounds.

Link to Program Website: https://www.internetforall.gov/program/enabling-middle-mile-broadband-infrastructure-program

Eligible Applicants: State, Municipalities, CRCOG, Others

Due Date: Friday, September 30, 2022

Below is a list weblinks to U.S. Government agencies, as well as to Grants.gov, which is the online portal many agencies use for grant submissions:
Grants.gov Home | GRANTS.GOV
The White House Building a Better America – The White House
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) https://www.transportation.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law
U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/
U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration Grants Overview | BroadbandUSA (doc.gov)
U.S. Department of Agriculture https://www.usda.gov/topics/farming/grants-and-loans
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency https://www.epa.gov/grants

If your Town or Agency is seeking BIL funding for a project, and/or are interested in applying/partnering with CRCOG on any number of available or prospective funding opportunities, please complete the “Interest Form” below, and then e-mail it to: Elizabeth Sanderson, BIL Coordinator and Principal Program Manager with the subject line “BIL Interest”.

BIL General Interest Form-Reconnecting Communities

BIL General Interest Form-Middle Mile

While CRCOG will update this list periodically, please note that not all NOFOs or U.S. Government agencies may be included above. Please feel free to reach out with questions or comments, or if a U.S. department, agency, or organization sponsoring a BIL grant program you are interested in applying for is missing.

Let’s get to work bringing impactful, equitable, and sustainable changes to the Capitol Region!