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
- BIL Transportation Programs Spreadsheet details the various transportation programs.
- BIL webinar from 7/29/22 and presentation provide a high level summary of transportation funding and current federal grant opportunities.
- 3/16/23: FHWA Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Program. FHWA has just released the NOFO for a new competitive grant program to strategically deploy electric vehicle and alternative fueling infrastructure in urban and rural communities. Webinars to share more details about the NOFO are scheduled for March 21 at 10 a.m. and March 22 at 11 a.m. (Pacific Time). Apply by May 30, 2023.
- 1/27/23: Low or No Emission / Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Grants. FTA has announced these two grant opportunities in one NOFO for 2023. The Low-No Program provides funding for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses. The Buses and Bus Facilities Program assists in the financing of buses and bus facility capital projects. Apply by April 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.
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.