Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL/IIJA) Helpful Resource Links

The T2 Center team is providing this comprehensive set of resources to assist you as you explore the many funding opportunities coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Information Exchanges

BIL Coffee and Conversation

On September 29, 2022, the T2 Center at UCONN, in partnership with CRCOG and WTS, hosted a Coffee & Conversation webinar to discuss the funding opportunities for local municipal agencies that are available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Bil/IIJA) and support for our cities and towns who will be interested in pursuing funding for their planning or implementation projects.

Click here for the recording of the webinar.

WTS Transportation Mini-Series

On October 6, 2022, a panel was held at the WTS TMS to discuss BIL funding opportunities for municipal agencies. Representatives from CTBILT, CT Division of FHWA, CTDOT, WESTCOG, SCRCOG and CRCOG provided very useful information.

Click here for a pdf copy of the presentation.


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Comprehensive Program References:

FHWA BIL
If you would like to receive updates directly from FHWA on the BIL programs, visit the following link to subscribe:   https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Technical Assistance Guide
Bridge Investment Program (BIP)

 FAQ for BIP on the FHWA website

Q1) What is the Bridge Investment Program (BIP)?

A1) The BIP is a competitive discretionary grant program to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of people and freight by replacing, rehabilitating, preserving, and protecting bridges in the National Bridge Inventory (NBI). It has a focus on improving the condition of bridges in poor condition and supporting activities to prevent bridges in fair condition from dropping to poor condition.

Q23) Where can I check to see if my bridge is in the National Bridge Inventory?

A23) Data from the NBI can be accessed at the following link: National Bridge Inventory - Management and Preservation - Bridges & Structures - Federal Highway Administration (dot.gov).

Q10) Are there any restrictions on funding?

A10) Yes. A minimum of 50 percent of funds made available for this program from the Highway Trust Fund must be spent on Large Bridge Projects (see 23 U.S.C. 124(p)(1)). For FY22, this equates to approximately $903 million. Additionally, a maximum of 5 percent of funding may be awarded solely to projects that replace or rehabilitate culverts (see 23 U.S.C. 124(c)(6)).

Q20) Can a group of bridges be packaged into a single project to meet the minimum threshold for a grant?

A20) Yes, bridge bundling is specifically identified in 23 U.S.C. 124(a)(1)(B)(i) as an eligible project, and such projects are encouraged under the BIP. Bundling of multiple bridges into a single project is a method to meet the project threshold requirements for a BIP grant and often results in total project cost savings.

National Culvert Removal, Replacement & Restoration Program - Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) currently available.
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program (both Planning and Capital Construction Grants)
National Governor’s Association website with implementation resources and information:  

Resources

FHWA CT Division

Amy Jackson-Grove, Division Administrator
Amy.Jackson-Grove@dot.gov

Kurt Salmoiraghi, Program Development Team Leader
kurt.salmoiraghi@dot.gov

CTBILT

Mark Boughton, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Infrastructure
Mark.boughton@ct.gov

Stephen Nocera, Deputy Program Advisor for Infrastructure
Stephen.nocera@ct.gov

CT Association of COGs

Sam Gold, Chair
sgold@rivercog.org

CRCOG

Elizabeth Sanderson, BIL Coordinator
esanderson@crcog.org

CT Safety Circuit Rider

Melissa Evans, Safety Circuit Rider – T2 Center UCONN
melissa.evans@uconn.edu