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?

  • 5/22/23: Equitable Transportation Community (ETC) Explorer webinars. USDOT is hosting two webinars covering updates to the Justice40 initiative at DOT and the recently launched ETC tool. The presentation will include general updates on Justice40, how the ETC Explorer was updated based on the recent public comment period, and how the tool’s data can be utilized in the project development process. Both webinars will cover the same material. You can register for the session on June 2 at 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) or you can register for the June 5 at 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time) session.
  • 4/21/23: PROTECT Program. FHWA has officially opened the Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program. Funds will be awarded to projects that address the climate crisis by improving the resilience of the surface transportation system, including highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail. Virtual meetings for the NOFO are scheduled for 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) on May 8 and May 11. Apply by August 18, 2023.
  • 3/30/23: Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program (SS4A). USDOT has just announced the second round of funding for the SS4A grant program. Funds are to be awarded to support planning and demonstration activities, as well as projects and strategies to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users. Apply by July 10, 2023.

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.