Funding

PSRC helps communities secure federal funding for transportation projects.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA) is the current federal transportation bill. It continues or expands the core funding programs authorized under the FAST Act, while also establishing several new programs for transportation, broadband, drinking water, energy and the environment. Funding is authorized through 2026.

PSRC BIL Resources

What's New?

  • 1/12/23 – Transit Worker and Rider Safety Best Practices Research Project. FTA will award up to $500,000 for a single cooperative research project to help transit agencies address worker and rider assaults. A webinar will be held on January 18. Apply by February 13, 2023.
  • 1/12/23 – Anticipated timing of key 2023 NOFOs. USDOT has recently updated a list of expected dates for select BIL programs. The list will be updated and revised on an ongoing basis.
  • 1/10/23 – Areas of Persistent Poverty Program. This FTA program provides grants to eligible entities for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects that will assist historically disadvantaged communities. Webinars will be held on February 7th, 9th and 15th. Apply by March 10, 2023.
  • 12/19/22 – FY2023 RAISE Grant Program. Road, bridge, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation projects are eligible for up to $25 million under USDOT's Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. Apply by February 28, 2023.
  • 12/19/22 – White House Maps of Progress. The White House has released interactive online maps that show how much BIL funding has been announced for work in each state, in addition to information about each specific project awarded BIL funds thus far.

Funding Competitions

PSRC decides on the projects that will receive about $290 million in transportation funding annually from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.

We have multiple funding cycles:

  • Regional FHWA and FTA Project Selection – Competitions to award funding from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration to priority projects. 2022 Call for Projects released. 
  • Rural Town Centers and Corridors – Supports projects that help rural town transportation needs.
  • Special Needs – Supports specialized transportation for seniors, youth, people with disabilities and people with low income.
  • Transportation Alternatives Program – Funding for community-based transportation improvements such as bicycle/pedestrian facilities, historic preservation of transportation assets, and environmental mitigation.