Indianz.Com Video: Biden administration releases Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook
New ‘roadmap’ helps tribes access historic levels of infrastructure funding
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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The Biden administration is making sure tribes get connected to the historic funding available for infrastructure in Indian Country.

With the release of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook on Tuesday, tribes have a roadmap for accessing the $13 billion in set asides to improve water, internet, transportation and other initiatives in their communities. Working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the White House has identified a little over 150 programs where tribes can apply for funding to address long underfunded needs.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law specifically includes provisions that set aside over $13 billion in funds and other resources for tribal communities,” Mitch Landrieu, the Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator at the White House said on a press call in the afternoon. “Beyond what is set aside, tribes are also eligible to apply for billions of dollars in competitive program.”

“Together this is going to be the largest investment in tribal infrastructure in American history,” said Landrieu.

Indianz.Com Audio: Biden administration releases Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook – May 31, 2022

As part of his work in the Biden administration, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland has been meeting with tribes to discuss ways in which they can secure investments in their infrastructure. Recent visits have taken him to New Mexico, Arizona, South Dakota and Alaska.

“Tribal communities have too often been left behind and not given a seat at the table to be part of decisions that impact them and their communities — including project development and funding opportunities,” Newland said during the press call. “That’s why, as we began to implement this historic law, our work started with soliciting tribal feedback.”

When it comes to infrastructure, feedback from Indian Country has been consistent, Newland said in an interview after the call. His trips over the last few months confirmed that tribal leaders are eager to access the historic levels of funding. They are just looking for more information on ways to do that.

“People are excited about the funding,” said Newland, a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community, based in Michigan. “But what I heard in my meetings with folks, one-on-one, reflected what we heard through our listening sessions and our consultations.”

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook, Newland said, seeks to answer questions tribal leaders have about the numerous federal agencies that are offering funding. They also want to know how to go about applying for some of the grant programs. [See table at bottom of story.]

“One of the reasons why we put this playbook together was to just have kind of a roadmap, if you will, of where these funding streams are for Indian Country, which agencies to connect with, what the funds are for and then how to get them,” Newland, who served as president of his tribal nation before joining the Department of the Interior, told Indianz.Com.

The BIA, which Newland oversees, has been provided with $466 million from the infrastructure law. The amount includes $216 million for climate resilience programs and $250 million to support water and health infrastructure.

Newland’s visit to South Dakota, for example, highlighted $29 million to improve dam safety across Indian Country, where maintenance and repair projects are finally being funded at adequate levels. The Alaska trip brought attention to the unique challenges facing tribes in the state, where entire communities are being relocated to safer ground due to climate change.

“With the climate adaptation and resilience funds, that’s an existing program for us that tribes apply for you to do their planning documents for adaptation and relocation,” Newland said in the interview. “We’re also trying to coordinate with other agencies to apply some of the climate funds to some of the highest risk and most ready communities, to begin the relocation process or help them where they’ve already started.”

But it’s not just the BIA that Newland has been hearing about during his trips to Indian Country. Infrastructure funding for tribes is available at the Department of Commerce, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, just to name a few federal agencies. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook helps bring all of these numerous programs into one spot for tribes to access.

“Part of the challenge is that there’s so much information to get out to folks, you know, in making sure that it’s easily accessible,” Newland said in the interview. “But that’s what we’re trying to do here.”

Some of the information includes a new implementation memorandum issued by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to guide the investment of $868 million in tribal water infrastructure. Of that amount, $154 million will be distributed during the current fiscal year.

“There’s incredible flexibility that tribes will have in utilizing these dollars — whether it’s for drinking water challenges, wastewater challenges, getting lead out of water systems, addressing PFAS and other emerging contaminants,” Radhika Fox, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at EPA, said during the press call.

“So it’s an incredible opportunity, a historic opportunity,” said Fox.

Investing in water infrastructure is also a top priority over at the Department of Health and Human Services. According to Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm, the Indian Health Service has already identified $3.4 billion in water and sewer needs across Indian Country.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a tremendous boost to our work to promote public health and prevent the spread of disease,” said Palm, the second-in-command at HHS.

“Specifically, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law appropriates $700 million to the Indian Health Service each and every year between 2022 and 2026,” Palm said during the press call. “That’s a total of three and a half billion to build infrastructure to ensure a safe supply of drinking water, reliable sewage systems and solid waste disposal facilities.”

At the Department of Transportation, the new law provides nearly $3 billion for tribal infrastructure needs over the next five years, according to the playbook released on Tuesday. Among other projects, the funds will improve aging roads and bridges throughout Indian Country.

“About 70 percent of the roads and the Bureau of Indian Affairs road system remain unpaved and only 68 percent of the bridges in the system are deemed to be ‘in acceptable condition,'” Landrieu of the White House said on the press call.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook Tribal-Eligible Programs
The following table is drawn from a document released by the White House on May 31, 2022. It contains more than 150 programs for which tribes are eligible to apply for infrastructure funding.

The data has not been independently verified. The full comma-separated values (CSV) file is posted on whitehouse.gov.
Program NameAgency NameFunding AmountProgram Description
Airport Infrastructure GrantsDepartment of Transportation$15,000,000,000The funds are allocated in the 3 buckets: Primary Allocation, Non?Primary Allocation, Contract Towers
Airport Terminal ProgramDepartment of Transportation$5,000,000,000Provide grants to eligible airports for capital improvements for airport terminal development generally defined as development of an airport passenger terminal building, including terminal gates; access roads servicing exclusively airport traffic that leads directly to or from an airport passenger terminal building; walkways that lead directly to or from an airport passenger terminal building; multimodal terminal development; and projects for on-airport rail access projects. As well as projects for relocating, reconstructing, repairing or improving an airport-owned airport traffic control tower.
Affordable Connectivity ProgramFederal Communications Commission$14,200,000,000The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission benefit program that helps ensure that low-income households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
Denali Commission Broadband FundingDenali Commission$250,000Program to assist rural Alaskan communities in planning and build out of modern broadband capabilities.
Distance Learning, Telemedicine, And Broadband Program: Broadband LoansDepartment of Agriculture$74,000,000The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Program) make loans and loan guarantees to finance construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide high speed broadband service in eligible rural areas.
Distance Learning, Telemedicine, And Broadband Program: Reconnect ProgramDepartment of Agriculture$1,926,000,000The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan-grant combinations to build infrastructure and install equipment that provides modern, reliable, high-speed Internet service in rural America.
Middle Mile Grants ProgramDepartment of Commerce$1,000,000,000Establishes and funds a $1 billion program for the construction, improvement or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and extend middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting unserved and underserved areas to the internet backbone. Eligible applicants include States, political subdivisions of a State, Tribal governments, technology companies, electric utilities, utility cooperatives, public utility districts, telecommunications companies, telecommunications cooperatives, nonprofit foundations, nonprofit corporations, nonprofit institutions, nonprofit associations, regional planning councils, Native entities, or economic development authorities.
Digital Equity Competitive Grant ProgramDepartment of Commerce$1,250,000,000As part of the Digital Equity Act programs, $2.75 billion was dedicated to establish three grant programs that promote digital inclusion and equity to ensure that all individuals and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy. The goal of these programs is to promote the meaningful adoption and use of broadband services across the targeted populations in the Act, including low-income households, aging populations, incarcerated individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals with a language barrier, racial and ethnic minorities, and rural inhabitants. The Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program is a $1.25 billion discretionary grant program distributed vial annual grant programs over five years to implement digital equity projects. Eligible applicants include specific types of political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of a state; Tribal governments; nonprofit entities; community anchor institutions; local educational agencies; and entities that carry out workforce development programs.
State Digital Equity Capacity Grant ProgramDepartment of Commerce$1,440,000,000As part of the Digital Equity Act programs, $2.75 billion was dedicated to establish three grant programs that promote digital inclusion and equity to ensure that all individuals and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy. The goal of these programs is to promote the meaningful adoption and use of broadband services across the targeted populations in the Act, including low-income households, aging populations, incarcerated individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals with a language barrier, racial and ethnic minorities, and rural inhabitants. The State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program is a $1.44 billion formula grant program distributed to fund State, Territory, and Tribal Digital Equity Plans.Eligible applicants any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, Indian Tribes, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations.
State Digital Equity Planning Grant ProgramDepartment of Commerce$60,000,000As part of the Digital Equity Act programs, $2.75 billion was dedicated to establish three grant programs that promote digital inclusion and equity to ensure that all individuals and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy. The goal of these programs is to promote the meaningful adoption and use of broadband services across the targeted populations in the Act, including low-income households, aging populations, incarcerated individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals with a language barrier, racial and ethnic minorities, and rural inhabitants. The State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program is a $60 million formula grant program distributed vial annual grant programs over five years to implement digital equity projects. Eligible applicants any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, Indian Tribes, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations.
Tribal Broadband Connectivity ProgramDepartment of Commerce$2,000,000,000The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program provides grants for broadband infrastructure deployment; affordable broadband programs; distance learning, telehealth, digital inclusion efforts; and broadband adoption activities. The program was initially authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Division N, Title IX, Section 905, Public Law 116-260, 134 Stat. 1182. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides an additional $2 billion to the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.
Battery Manufacturing and Recycling GrantsDepartment of Energy$3,000,000,000To provide grants to ensure that the United States has a viable domestic manufacturing and recycling capability to support a North American battery supply chain.
Building, Training, And Assessment CentersDepartment of Energy$10,000,000To provide grants to institutions of higher education to establish building training and assessment centers to educate and train building technicians and engineers on implementing modern building technologies.
Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects ProgramDepartment of Energy$2,537,000,000To establish a carbon capture technology program for the development of 6 facilities to demonstrate transformational technologies that will significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, costs, emissions reductions, and environmental performance of coal and natural gas use, including in manufacturing and industrial facilities.
Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot ProgramsDepartment of Energy$937,000,000To establish a carbon capture technology program for the development of transformational technologies that will significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, costs, emissions reductions, and environmental performance of coal and natural gas use, including in manufacturing and industrial facilities.
Clean Hydrogen Manufacturing RecyclingDepartment of Energy$500,000,000To provide federal financial assistance to advance new clean hydrogen production, processing, delivery, storage, and use equipment manufacturing technologies and techniques.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant ProgramDepartment of Energy$550,000,000To assist states, local governments, and Tribes to reduce energy use, reduce fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency.
Energy Improvement in Rural and Remote AreasDepartment of Energy$1,000,000,000To provide financial assistance to increase environmental protection from the impacts of energy use and improve resilience, reliability, safety, and availability of energy in rural or remote areas of the United States.
Energy Storage Demonstration Pilot Grant ProgramDepartment of Energy$355,000,000To enter into agreements to carry out 3 energy storage system demonstration projects.
Long-Duration Energy Storage Demonstration Initiative and Joint ProgramDepartment of Energy$150,000,000To establish a demonstration initiative composed of demonstration projects focused on the development of long-duration energy storage technologies.
Advanced Solar Energy Manufacturing InitiativeDepartment of Energy$20,000,000To award financial assistance to eligible entities for research, development, demonstration, and commercialization projects to advance new solar energy manufacturing technologies and techniques.
Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid GrantsDepartment of Energy$5,000,000,000To make grants to eligible entities, States, and Tribes to prevent outages and enhance the resilience of the electric grid.
Program Upgrading Our Electric Grid and Ensuring Reliability and ResiliencyDepartment of Energy$5,000,000,000To provide federal financial assistance to demonstrate innovative approaches to transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure to harden and enhance resilience and reliability; and to demonstrate new approaches to enhance regional grid resilience.
Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability InitiativeDepartment of Energy$10,000,000To provide financial assistance to eligible entities to carry out project design, transmission studies, power market assessments, and permitting for a pumped storage hydropower project to facilitate the long-duration storage of intermittent renewable electricity.
Regional Clean Hydrogen HubsDepartment of Energy$8,000,000,000To support the development of at least 4 regional clean hydrogen hubs to improve clean hydrogen production, processing, delivery, storage, and end use.
Solar Improvement Research & DevelopmentDepartment of Energy$40,000,000To fund research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities to improve solar energy technologies.
Solar Recycling Research & DevelopmentDepartment of Energy$20,000,000To award financial assistance to eligible entities for research, development, demonstration, and commercialization projects to create innovative and practical approaches to increase the reuse and recycling of solar energy technologies.
Watershed Rehabilitation ProgramDepartment of Agriculture$118,000,000Provides planning, design and construction for Department of Agriculture assisted dams to extend their service life and meet current safety requirements.
Weatherization Assistance ProgramDepartment of Energy$3,500,000,000To increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons , reduce their total residential energy expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, the handicapped, and children.
Wind Energy Tech Recycling Research & DevelopmentDepartment of Energy$40,000,000To award financial assistance to eligible entities for research, development, and demonstration, and commercialization projects to create innovative and practical approaches to increase the reuse and recycling of wind energy technologies.
Wind Energy Technology ProgramDepartment of Energy$60,000,000To fund research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities to improve wind energy technologies.
Charging & Fueling Infrastructure Grants (Corridor Charging)Department of Transportation$1,250,000,000Deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen/propane/natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors and in communities.
Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grants (Community Charging)Department of Transportation$1,250,000,000Program funds will be made available each fiscal year for Community Grants, to install EV charging and alternative fuel in locations on public roads, schools, parks, and in publicly accessible parking facilities. These grants will be prioritized for rural areas, low-and moderate-income neighborhoods, and communities with low ratios of private parking, or high ratios of multiunit dwellings.
Clean School Bus ProgramEnvironmental Protection Agency$5,000,000,000State or local governments, eligible contractors, and nonprofit school transportation associations are authorized to receive grant funds. Fifty percent of the funds are authorized for zero-emission school buses, and 50 percent of the funds are authorized for alternative fuels and zero-emission school buses. Funds may be prioritized for rural or low-income communities and entities that have matching funds available. The EPA Administrator is authorized to provide funds to cover up to 100 percent of the costs for the replacement of the bus.
Low or No Emission (Bus) GrantsDepartment of Transportation$5,624,550,890Provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses and bus related equipment and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities. Provides capital funding for low or no emissions bus projects.
Low or No Emission (Bus) GrantsDepartment of Transportation$5,624,550,890Provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses and bus related equipment and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities. Provides capital funding for low or no emissions bus projects.
Abandoned Mine Reclamation FundDepartment of the Interior$11,293,000,000Funding to administer a program to provide grants to eligible States and Tribes to clean up abandoned coal mine sites and related problems.
Brownfields Categorical GrantsEnvironmental Protection Agency$300,000,000Unlike many Environmental Protection Agency cleanup programs States and Tribal Nations are responsible for developing brownfields cleanup standards and policy and conducting or overseeing the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites within their jurisdictions. This funding is intended for states and tribes that have the required management and administrative capacity within their government to administer a federal grant. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and Tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements of an environmental response program and that the program establishes and maintains a public record of sites addressed.
Brownfields ProjectsEnvironmental Protection Agency$1,200,000,000Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. Environmental Protection Agency provides technical and financial assistance for brownfields activities that protect human health and the environment, encourage sustainable reuse, promote partnerships, strengthen local economies, and create jobs. By providing funds and technical assistance to assess, cleanup, and plan for site reuse, Environmental Protection Agency enables communities to overcome the environmental, legal, and fiscal challenges associated with brownfields properties. Environmental Protection Agency’s investments in communities across the country help local leaders eliminate uncertainties, clean up contaminated properties, and transform brownfield sites into community assets.
Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine LandDepartment of Energy$500,000,000To establish a program to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of carrying out clean energy projects on current and former mine land.
Orphaned Well Site Plugging, Remediation, And RestorationDepartment of the Interior$4,677,000,000Funding to administer a program for plugging wells on Federal land, and for issuing grants to States and Tribes on State, private, and Tribal land. Grants to States are available through three separate programs:Initial Grants: Either $5 million or $25 million to each qualifying State that applies before May 14, 2022. Funding unobligated after 1 year must be returned.Formula Grants: $2 billion in total funding available to States that submitted a Notice of Intent to the Department of the Interior by December 30, 2021. The amount each State is eligible for under this program is determined by formula. Funding unobligated after 5 years must be returned.Performance Grants: $1.5 billion in discretionary grants to States that increase their own spending on well plugging, remediation, and reclamation, or improve the regulation of oil and gas wells within the State.
Superfund RemedialEnvironmental Protection Agency$3,500,000,000Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land. To protect public health and the environment the Superfund program focuses on making a visible and lasting difference in communities, ensuring that people can live and work in healthy, vibrant places.
Asset ConcessionsDepartment of Transportation$100,000,000TBD - New Program
Delta Regional AuthorityDelta Regional Authority$150,000,000The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is engaged in planning for the allocation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law appropriations. The Authority’s existing programs focus on public infrastructure improvements, workforce development, and business development. The DRA states are Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Denali Commission FundingDenali Commission$67,750,000TBD
Denali Commission: Village Infrastructure ProtectionDenali Commission$5,000,000Program to assist rural Alaskan communities that are threatened by erosion, flooding and permafrost degradation.
Denali Commission: Workforce DevelopmentDenali Commission$2,000,000Program aimed at enhancing relevant skills of rural Alaskan community members to meet current demands.
Fish PassageDepartment of Commerce$400,000,000Restoring fish passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance pursuant to section 117 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 (16 U.S.C. 1891a),
Growing State ApportionmentsDepartment of Transportation$2,055,665,467An additional formula funding component that is then added to either the 5307 or 5311 formula funding.
Growing States and High-Density States FormulaDepartment of Transportation$1,822,948,622An additional formula funding component that is then added to either the 5307 or 5311 formula funding.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance ProgramDepartment of Health and Human Services$500,000,000The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs
Marine DebrisDepartment of Commerce$150,000,000The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program is to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts free from the impacts of marine debris.
Marine DebrisDepartment of Commerce$50,000,000The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program is to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts free from the impacts of marine debris.
Northern Border Regional CommissionNorthern Border Regional Commission$150,000,000The Northern Border Regional Commission catalyzes regional, collaborative, and transformative community economic development approaches that alleviate economic distress and position the region for economic growth.
Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery FundDepartment of Commerce$172,000,000The Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund was established by Congress in 2000 to reverse the declines of Pacific salmon and steelhead. The program supports conservation efforts in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. It is essential to preventing the extinction of the 28 listed salmon and steelhead species on the West Coast
Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Education and Outreach GrantsEnvironmental Protection Agency$75,000,000Communities across the country are burdened by pollution impacts from inefficient waste management systems. This historic investment will transform public education and outreach regarding how to reduce, reuse, and recycle right.
Regional Ocean PartnershipsDepartment of Commerce$56,000,000Regional Ocean Partnerships are regional organizations voluntarily convened by governors working in collaboration with other governments (including Tribal, federal, and local) and stakeholders to address ocean and coastal issues of common concern in that region. Regional Ocean Partnerships, along with equivalent organizations such as Integrated Ocean Observing System Regional Associations, also serve to enhance associated sharing and integration of Federal and non-federal data.
Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Infrastructure GrantsEnvironmental Protection Agency$275,000,000Communities across the country are burdened by pollution impacts from inefficient waste management systems. This historic investment will transform recycling and solid waste management across the country while creating jobs.
Technical Assistance and Workforce Development GrantsDepartment of Transportation$27,545,852The goals and objectives for Technical Assistance and Workforce Development projects vary according to the type of project. Eligible activities include: Technical assistance and Standards to more effectively and efficiently provide public transportation service; administer funds received under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 in compliance with federal law; and improve public transportation; address Human Resources needs, provide Training; support Innovative Public Transportation Frontline Workforce Development; and operate a National Transit Institute.Technical Assistance can support compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; compliance with human services transportation coordination requirements; meeting the transportation needs of elderly individuals; increasing transit ridership with Metropolitan Planning Organizations; addressing transportation equity; facilitating best practices to promote bus driver safety; meeting the requirements 5323(j) (Buy America) and 5323(m) (Pre and Post-Award Audits); assisting with the development and deployment of low or no emission vehicles; and any other technical assistance activities the Secretary of Transportation determines is necessary to advance the interests of public transportation. Standards programs and projects include developing voluntary and consensus-based standards and best practices by the public transportation industry, including standards and best practices for safety, fare collection, Intelligent Transportation Systems, accessibility, procurement, security, asset management to maintain a state of good repair, operations, maintenance, vehicle propulsion, communications, and vehicle electronics. Human Resources and Training programs may include: 1) Employment training programs; (2) Outreach to specific under-represented populations in the workforce; (3) Research on public transportation personnel and training needs; (4) Training and assistance for veteran and minority business opportunities; and (5) Consensus-based national training standards and certifications in partnership with industry stakeholders.The Innovative Public Transportation Frontline Workforce Development Program focuses on: (1) developing apprenticeships, on-the job training, and instructional training for public transportation maintenance and operations occupations; (2) building local, regional, and statewide public transportation training partnerships with local public transportation operators, labor union organizations, workforce development boards, and State workforce agencies to identify and address workforce skill gaps; (3) improving safety, security, and emergency preparedness in local public transportation systems through improved safety culture and workforce communication with first responders and the riding public; and (4) addressing current or projected workforce shortages by developing partnerships with high schools, community colleges, and other community organizations. The National Transit Institute will develop and conduct training and educational programs for Federal, State, and local transportation employees, United States citizens and foreign nationals engaged or to be engaged in public transportation work.
Temporary Water Crossing StructuresDepartment of Agriculture$50,000,000Under development
Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement GrantsDepartment of Transportation$5,000,000,000To fund projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail.
Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail GrantsDepartment of Transportation$36,000,000,000To fund capital projects that reduce the state of good repair backlog, improve performance, or expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service, including privately operated intercity passenger rail service if an eligible applicant is involved.
Railroad Crossing Elimination ProgramDepartment of Transportation$3,000,000,000To provide funds for the mitigation or elimination of hazards at railway-highway crossings.
Restoration & Enhancement Grant ProgramDepartment of Transportation$250,000,000To provide operating assistance to initiate, restore, or enhance intercity passenger rail service.

Key Changes:
New priority to applications for routes selected under the Corridor Identification and Development Program and operated by Amtrak. Grants may provide operating assistance for up to six years, and may not exceed: 90 percent of the projected net operating costs for the first year of service; 80 percent of the projected net operating costs for the second year of service; 70 percent of the projected net operating costs for the third year of service; 60 percent of the projected net operating costs for the fourth year of service; 50 percent of the projected net operating costs for the fifth year of service; and 30 percent of the projected net operating costs for the sixth year of service.
Appalachian Development Public Transportation Assistance ProgramDepartment of Transportation$137,437,828Provides funding to states in the Appalachian region to support the provision of public transit services in rural areas.
Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive GrantsDepartment of Transportation$1,966,392,169Provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses and bus related equipment and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities.
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula GrantsDepartment of Transportation$3,161,294,400Provides capital funding to replace, rehabilitate, purchase, or lease buses and bus related equipment and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities.
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with DisabilitiesDepartment of Transportation$2,193,105,343To provide financial assistance in meeting the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities where public transportation services are unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate. The Section 5310 program is designed to supplement FTA's other capital assistance programs by funding transportation projects for seniors and individuals with disabilities in all areas - large urban, small urban, and rural.
Formula Grants for Rural AreasDepartment of Transportation$4,109,463,374To improve, initiate, or continue public transportation service in nonurbanized areas (rural areas and small cities under 50,000 in population) and to provide technical assistance for rural transportation providers. The Section 5311 program supports both the maintenance of existing public transportation services and the expansion of those services through the following program goals: enhancing access in rural areas to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services, and recreation; assisting in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural areas; encouraging and facilitating the most efficient use of all transportation funds used to provide passenger transportation in rural areas through the coordination of programs and services; providing financial assistance to help carry out national goals related to mobility for all, including seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals; increasing availability of transportation options through investments in intercity bus services; assisting in the development and support of intercity bus transportation; encouraging mobility management, employment-related transportation alternatives, joint development practices, and transit-oriented development; and providing for the participation of private transportation providers in rural public transportation.The Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program is a set-aside from the Formula Grants for Rural Areas program that consists of both a formula and competitive grant program for federally recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups or communities in rural areas.
Pilot Program for Enhanced MobilityDepartment of Transportation$24,102,620Competitive program to improve coordinated access and mobility
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations CompetitiveDepartment of Transportation$45,812,610Provides direct funding to federally recognized Indian tribes to provide public transportation service on and around Indian reservations or Tribal land in rural areas
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations FormulaDepartment of Transportation$183,250,437Provides direct funding to federally recognized Indian tribes to provide public transportation service on and around Indian reservations or Tribal land in rural areas
Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Projects (Less Set Aside)Department of Transportation$132,218,677Provides funding to assist innovative projects and activities that advance and sustain safe, efficient, equitable, climate-friendly public transportation. Eligible research and demonstrations under this program explore novel approaches to improve public transportation service – especially for transit-dependent individuals; advance vehicle and system technologies for safety, energy efficiency, and operational performance; use data for enhanced insights; and undertake other activities that help transit agencies meet equity, safety, climate change and transformation goals for a safer, environmentally cleaner, socially just and connected public transportation system.
State of Good Repair GrantsDepartment of Transportation$21,640,412,832To assist in funding capital projects for existing fixed guideway systems (including rail, bus rapid transit, and passenger ferries) and high intensity motorbus systems (buses operating in high-occupancy vehicle lanes) to maintain public transportation systems in a state of good repair and to ensure public transit operates safely, efficiently, reliably, and sustainably so that communities can offer balanced transportation choices that helps to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and encourage economic development.
Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) GrantsDepartment of Transportation$500,000,000The Office of the Secretary's Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation Grant program provides supplemental funding grants to rural, midsized, and large communities to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety.
Urbanized Area Formula GrantsDepartment of Transportation$33,390,947,107The Urbanized Area Formula Funding program (49 U.S.C. 5307) makes federal resources available to urbanized areas and to governors for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning. An urbanized area is an incorporated area with a population of 50,000 or more that is designated as such by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Operating expenses are only eligible for urbanized areas under 200,000 in population or recipients with 100 or fewer buses. Funds are also provided to states for state safety oversight activities.
Urbanized Area Passenger Ferry ProgramDepartment of Transportation$150,000,000Competitive program for passenger ferry capital projects in urbanized areas.
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration ProjectsDepartment of Defense – Army Corps of Engineers$1,900,000,000This program funds the construction of authorized water resources projects to increase aquatic ecosystem restoration, including $1 billion for multi-purpose projects or programs that include aquatic ecosystem restoration as a purpose.
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (Robert T Stafford Act Section 203(i))Department of Homeland Security—Federal Emergency Management Agency$1,000,000,000The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, federally recognized Tribal governments, and local communities for hazard mitigation activities.
Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program For At-Risk CommunitiesDepartment of Agriculture$1,000,000,000Provide grants to communities at risk from wildfire to develop or revise their community wildfire protection plans and carry out projects described within those plans. It will include a mix of formula and competitive funds.
Contracts And Agreements For Restoration On Federal LandsDepartment of the Interior$50,000,000Contracts for ecological health restoration, to be enacted on no fewer than 10,000 acres of Federal land, including Indian forest land or rangeland
Cyber Response and Recovery FundDepartment of Homeland Security$100,000,000This fund is a provision of the Cyber Response and Recovery Act (Section 70601 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law). It is based on a Cyberspace Solarium Commission recommendation, and at a high level, is a cyber Stafford Act which also establishes a fund (the Cyber Response and Recovery Fund) that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency can tap into in the event of a significant cyber incidents when other resources are insufficient.
Department of Interior Wildfire Management - Burned Area RehabilitationDepartment of the Interior$325,000,000To mitigate the damaging effects of wildfires and set landscapes on a path towards natural recovery and climate resilience through post-fire restoration and rehabilitation activities.
Department of Interior Wildfire Management - PreparednessDepartment of the Interior$245,000,000The Preparedness Program funds a range of actions that helps the Federal government prepare to respond to wildland fire. These include hiring people, training them, tracking their qualifications, and planning our wildland fire response ahead of time. It also provides for the purchasing of equipment for early wildfire detection, real-time monitoring and radios to support interoperability with interagency partners; financial assistance to local communities to purchase slip-on tanks; and increases in firefighter pay and other firefighter workforce reforms.
Direct Federal Spending For InvasivesDepartment of the Interior$100,000,000Funding for invasive species detection, prevention, and eradication on private or public lands
Emergency Preparedness GrantsDepartment of Transportation$234,125,000The Hazardous Materials Grants Program is comprised of the following grants:Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness;Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training;Hazardous Materials Instructor Training; and Supplemental Public Sector Training.Program also includes the publication of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Guidebook and other outreach and training.
Emergency Watershed Protection ProgramDepartment of Agriculture$300,000,000Provides for design and construction of measures to help repair damages from a recent disaster to safeguard life and property.
Financial Assistance To Facilities That Purchase And Process Byproducts For Ecosystem Restoration ProjectsDepartment of Agriculture$400,000,000This program is responsible for management of programs with authority to dispose of National Forest System timber and non-timber forest products harvested for commercial, personal, and Tribal uses.
Firewood BanksDepartment of Agriculture$8,000,000Under development
Flood and Inundation Mapping and Forecasting, Water Modeling, and Precipitation StudiesDepartment of Commerce$492,000,000The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will transform water prediction by delivering operational, continental-scale coastal and inland flood models and mapping capabilities. These capabilities include flood forecasts and projections that will provide actionable decision support services equitably delivered to communities across the nation.
Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants (National Flood Insurance Act Sec 1366)Department of Homeland Security—Federal Emergency Management Agency$3,500,000,000The Flood Mitigation Assistance program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized Tribal governments, and local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures.
Forest Health Management on Federal Lands Program and Forest Health Management on Cooperative Lands ProgramDepartment of Agriculture$100,000,000The Forest Health Management on Federal Lands program helps the National Forest System and other actively managed Federal lands to suppress forest insects and diseases. Forest Health Management on Federal Lands’ work includes technical assistance, suppression on non-Federal lands. The program helps State agencies create more fire-adapted communities by implementing pre-fire prevention and mitigation programs and emphasizing pre-fire planning and risk reduction in the Wildland Urban Interface. The program funds important training in safer initial attack responses to wildfire that are also effective. Additionally, the program improves capacity to assist other Federal, State, and local agencies in aiding communities affected by fire and non-fire emergencies, such as hurricanes and floods.
Grants For States And Tribes For Voluntary RestorationDepartment of the Interior$400,000,000Grant programs to States, territories of the United States, and Indian Tribes for implementing voluntary restoration projects on private or public lands.
Habitat RestorationDepartment of Commerce$491,000,000The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Habitat Conservation will implement the habitat restoration funds through a competitive grants process with the purpose of restoring marine, estuarine, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystem habitat as well as constructing or protecting ecological features that protect coastal communities from flooding or coastal storms.
Hazard Mitigation Revolving Loan Funds/Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act (Robert T Stafford Act, Sec 205)Department of Homeland Security—Federal Emergency Management Agency$500,000,000Capitalization grants to state and eligible Tribal governments for the establishment revolving loan funds to provide hazard mitigation assistance to local governments.
National Oceans and Coastal Security FundDepartment of Commerce$492,000,000
National Seed StrategyDepartment of Agriculture$60,000,000Under development
Ocean And Coastal Observing SystemsDepartment of Commerce$100,000,000National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support and enhance various critical observing systems in the ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Many of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s observing systems have been operating for decades and require investment to maintain reliability as well as expand geographic coverage.
Ocean And Coastal Observing SystemsDepartment of Commerce$50,000,000National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support and enhance two critical ocean observing systems.
Pollution Prevention GrantsEnvironmental Protection Agency$100,000,000Grantees deliver technical assistance to businesses – including those communities with environmental justice concerns – to identify and adopt source reduction practices and technologies that benefit businesses, communities, and local economies. Pollution Prevention means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise being released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.
Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) - DiscretionaryDepartment of Transportation$1,400,000,000PROTECT Grants will support planning, resilience improvements, community resilience and evacuation routes, and at-risk coastal infrastructure.
Provide Financial Assistance To States, Indian Tribes, And Units Of Local Government To Establish And Operate Reverse-911 Telecommunication SystemsDepartment of Agriculture$30,000,000Establishment of reserve-911 telecommunication systems.
Restoration Projects Via States And TribesDepartment of Agriculture$160,000,000This program is responsible for management of programs with authority to dispose of National Forest System timber and non-timber forest products harvested for commercial, personal, and Tribal uses.
Rural And Municipal Utility Advances Cybersecurity Grant And Technical Assistance ProgramDepartment of Energy$250,000,000To provide grants and technical assistance to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, eligible entities to protect against, detect, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity threats.
Section 118 Of Water Resources Development Act of 2020Department of Defense – Army Corps of Engineers$30,000,000Pilot program to carry out feasibility studies for flood risk management and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction projects that incorporate natural features or nature-based features for rural communities and economically disadvantaged communities
State and Local Cybersecurity Grant ProgramDepartment of Homeland Security$1,000,000,000The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program makes available federal funds to state, local, and Tribal governments to address cybersecurity risks and cybersecurity threats to information systems that they own or operate.
To Complete Or Initiate And Complete Studies That Were Authorized Prior To The Date Of This ActDepartment of Defense – Army Corps of Engineers$45,000,000Funds studies to determine the engineering, econ feasibility of potential solutions to water and related land resources problems as well as preconstruction engineering and design
Tribal Climate Resilience - Adaptation PlanningDepartment of the Interior$86,000,000Tribal Climate Adaptation programs provides support for climate resilient planning to help sustain Tribal ecosystems and natural and cultural resources, economies, infrastructure, human health, and safety.
Tribal Climate Resilience - Community RelocationDepartment of the Interior$130,000,000Implementation of Community Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Actions to increase climate resilience.
Water-Related Environmental Infrastructure AssistanceDepartment of Defense – Army Corps of Engineers$200,000,000The program funds engineering and construction of authorized environmental infrastructure projects which provides safe water supply, waste disposal and pollution control to cities and towns to protect human health and safeguard the environment
Watershed And Flood Prevention OperationsDepartment of Agriculture$500,000,000Provides planning, design and construction of measures that address resource concerns in a watershed.
WildfireDepartment of Commerce$50,000,000These funds will be used to support wildfire prediction, detection, observation, modeling, and forecasting.
WildfireDepartment of Commerce$50,000,000These funds will be used to support wildfire prediction, detection, observation, modeling, and forecasting. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will also engage the broader wildland fire weather community and stakeholders through grants, workshops, and a few Fire Weather Testbed.
Wildfire Management - Fuels ManagementDepartment of the Interior$878,000,000To protect vulnerable communities from wildfire while preparing our communities and natural landscapes for a changing climate, through hazardous fuels management strategies, including mechanical thinning, precommercial thinning in young stands, timber harvesting, prescribed fire, and installation of control locations such as fuel breaks.
Working Capital FundDepartment of the Interior$100,000,000Working Capital Fund in support of contracts to restore ecological health on Federal lands
Bridge Investment ProgramDepartment of Transportation$12,200,000,000The Bridge Investment Program will support projects to improve bridge and culvert condition, safety, efficiency, and reliability.
Grants for Planning, Feasibility Analysis, and Revenue Forecasting (Bridge Investment Program Set-aside)Department of Transportation$100,000,000The Bridge Investment Program will support projects to improve bridge (and culvert) condition, safety, efficiency, and reliability.
Local and Regional Project Assistance Grants (RAISE)Department of Transportation$7,500,000,000The RAISE program provides supplemental funding for grants to the State and local entities listed above on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local/regional impact.
National Culvert Removal, Replacement, & Restoration GrantDepartment of Transportation$1,000,000,000The Office of the Secretary's National Culvert Removal, Replacement and Restoration program provides supplemental funding for grants to a State, local government, or an Indian Tribe on a competitive basis for projects that replace, remove, and/or repair culverts or weirs.
National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Megaprojects)Department of Transportation$5,000,000,000The National Infrastructure Project Assistance Program will support large, complex projects that are difficult to fund by other means and likely to generate national or regional economic, mobility, or safety benefits.
Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal ProjectsDepartment of Transportation$275,000,000The Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects program provides funding for the construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of nationally-significant Federal lands transportation projects and Tribal transportation projects.
Nationally Significant Freight & Highway Projects (INFRA)Department of Transportation$7,250,000,000The Nationally Significant Freight & Highway Projects program, also known as “INFRA”, awards competitive grants for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas.
Rural Surface Transportation Grant ProgramDepartment of Transportation$1,000,000,000Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program will support projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life.
State Incentives Pilot Program (Set-aside within Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects - INFRA)Department of Transportation$750,000,000INFRA awards competitive grants for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people.
Tribal High Priority Projects ProgramDepartment of Transportation$45,000,000The Tribal High Priority Projects Program provides funding to Indian Tribes or a governmental subdivision of an Indian Tribe whose annual allocation of funding received under the Tribal Transportation Program is insufficient to complete the highest priority project of the Tribe, or to any Tribe that has an emergency or disaster occur on a Tribal transportation facility that renders the facility impassible or unusable.
Tribal Transportation Facility Bridge (Set-aside)Department of Transportation$200,000,000The Bridge Investment Program will support projects to improve bridge (and culvert) condition, safety, efficiency, and reliability.
Tribal Transportation Facility Bridges (Bridge Formula Funding Set-Aside)Department of Transportation$825,000,000The Bridge Formula Program sets aside 3% of the funds appropriated for the program for Tribal transportation facility bridges, which shall be administered as if made available under the Tribal Transportation Program
Tribal Transportation ProgramDepartment of Transportation$2,966,800,000The Tribal Transportation Program supports projects to provide safe and adequate multimodal transportation and public road access to and within Indian reservations, Tribal lands, and Alaska Native Village communities.
Crash DataDepartment of Transportation$750,000,000Funding will be used pursuant to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law §24108 to improve crash data collections and analysis, specifically: to revise non-motorist data collection to distinguish individual personal conveyances like electric scooters and bicycles, update the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC), collect additional data elements related to vulnerable road users, coordinate with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on national database of pedestrian injuries & fatalities, increase participation in the Electronic Data Transfer protocol via new State grant program and internal investment, and expand the Crash Investigation Sampling System by adding sites, broadening scope, and adopting on-scene investigation protocols
High Priority Activities ProgramDepartment of Transportation$432,500,000The High Priority Activities grant program is a discretionary (competitive) grant program designed to provide Federal financial assistance to enhance states’ commercial vehicle safety plan activities, including commercial vehicle inspections, traffic enforcement, and outreach while supporting innovative technology development and/or new project(s) not included in the commercial vehicle safety plan that will have a positive impact on commercial vehicle safety. Other applicants, such as academia and safety associations are also eligible for these grants that improve safety. Overall this grant supports safety programs and innovative technology deployment with a goal of increasing efficiency improvements in exchanging commercial vehicle safety data.
Highway Safety ProgramsDepartment of Transportation$1,992,000,000Section 402 funds are authorized by Congress and are available to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Territories and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. These funds are apportioned using statutory apportionment formula. These funds are provided to the State and Territorial Highway Safety Offices based on an approved highway safety plan that details problem identification, performance measures, countermeasures and projects using identified countermeasures to help reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
Highway Safety Research & DevelopmentDepartment of Transportation$970,000,000Research and development activities with respect to (1) highway and traffic safety systems and conditions, (2) human behavioral factors and their effect on highway and traffic safety, (3) evaluation of the effectiveness of countermeasures to increase highway and traffic safety, (4) development of technologies to detect drug impaired drivers, (5) driver education programs, State laws on highway and traffic safety; Cooperative research and evaluation to research and evaluate priority highway safety countermeasures; Collaborative research on in-vehicle technology to prevent alcohol-impaired driving; Education campaign to reduce incidence of vehicular heatstroke of children; Grant program to develop and implement State processes for informing consumers of recalls; and Evaluation of innovative highway safety countermeasures.
Railroad Crossing Elimination GrantsDepartment of Transportation$3,000,000,000To fund highway-rail or pathway-rail grade crossing improvement projects that focus on improving the safety and mobility of people and goods.
Safe Streets and Roads for AllDepartment of Transportation$5,000,000,000The Office of the Secretary's Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant program provides supplemental funding to support local initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets, commonly referred to as ‘‘Vision Zero’’ or ‘‘Toward Zero Deaths’’ initiatives.
Vehicle Safety and Behavioral ResearchDepartment of Transportation$548,500,000To provide supplemental funding to accelerate vehicle and behavioral safety research.
Wildlife Crossings Pilot ProgramDepartment of Transportation$350,000,000The Wildlife Crossings Pilot program will support projects that seek to reduce the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions, and in carrying out that purpose, improve habitat connectivity
Clean Water State Revolving FundEnvironmental Protection Agency$11,713,000,000The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program is a federal-state partnership that provides communities low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 49 percent of Clean Water State Revolving Fund funds shall be eligible to be grants or 100 percent principal forgiveness loans. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program provides capitalization grants to States, which will provide a long-term source of State financing for construction of wastewater treatment facilities and implementation of other water quality management activities.
Clean Water State Revolving Fund-Emerging ContaminantsEnvironmental Protection Agency$1,000,000,000Clean Water State Revolving Fund funding as described in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, with eligible projects limited to those that address emerging contaminants, such as PFAS.
Drinking Water State Revolving FundEnvironmental Protection Agency$11,713,000,000The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is a financial assistance program to help water systems and states to achieve the health protection objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act. States are required to give priority for the use of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund project funds to: Address the most serious risks to human health, ensure compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and assist systems most in need on a per household basis according to state affordability criteria. Not all drinking water compliance problems, however, can be solved through capital financing of infrastructure improvements. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 49 percent of funds shall be eligible to be grants or 100 percent principal forgiveness loans.
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Emerging Contaminants (incl. PFAS)Environmental Protection Agency$4,000,000,000Drinking Water State Revolving Fund funding as described in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, with eligible projects limited to those that address emerging contaminants, such as PFAS.
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Lead Service Lines ReplacementEnvironmental Protection Agency$15,000,000,000Drinking Water State Revolving Fund funding as described in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, below, with eligible projects limited to lead service line replacement and associated activities related to identification, planning, design and removal. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 49 percent of funds shall be eligible to be grants or 100 percent principal forgiveness loans.
Indian Health Service Sanitation Facilities Construction ProgramDepartment of Health and Human Services$3,500,000,000is the environmental engineering component of the Indian Health Service health delivery system. To support the Indian Health Service mission, the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program provides technical and financial assistance to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages for the cooperative development and construction of safe drinking water supply, sewage, and solid waste disposal facilities, and related support facilities.
Indian Water Rights SettlementsDepartment of the Interior$2,500,000,000To satisfy Federal obligations under Indian water rights settlement enacted as of November 15, 2021.
Rural Water ProjectsDepartment of the Interior$1,000,000,000Funding for Rural Water will support the seven rural water projects that have been authorized by an Act of Congress before July 1, 2021, in accordance with the Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.).
Safety of Dams, Water Sanitation, And Other FacilitiesDepartment of the Interior$200,000,000The Bureau of Indian Affairs Safety of Dams aims to reduce the potential loss of human life and property damage caused by dam failure by making Bureau of Indian Affairs dams as safe as practically possible. Safety of Dams is responsible for dams on Indian land. These dams form a significant part of the water-resources infrastructure on Indian reservations. The water sanitation and safety program supports improvement and repair projects that address public health and safety compliance issues at Bureau of Indian Affairs-owned drinking water and sanitation systems.
Soil Moisture and Snowpack Pilot ProgramDepartment of Commerce$1,000,000The study of the soil moisture and snowpack monitoring network in the Upper Missouri River Basin pursuant to section 511(b)(3) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (division AA of Public Law 116–260) (see Provision 4 description).
Tribal Irrigation and Power SystemsDepartment of the Interior$50,000,000The program addresses deferred maintenance needs at 17 congressionally authorized irrigation projects located on Indian reservations across the Rocky Mountain, Northwest, Southwest, Navajo and Western Regions.
Underground Injection Control Grants: Class VI wellsEnvironmental Protection Agency$50,000,000The Underground Injection Control Grants fund federal, state, and Tribal government agencies that oversee underground injection activities to prevent contamination of underground sources of drinking water from fluid injection practices. The funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law targets funding to Class VI wells utilized for carbon sequestration. The law includes an additional $25 million to support the permitting of these wells on top of the $50 million in grant funding.
Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Small and Underserved Communities Emerging Contaminants Grant ProgramEnvironmental Protection Agency$5,000,000,000This grant program provides grants to public water systems in small and underserved/disadvantaged communities that are unable to finance activities needed to comply with drinking water regulations. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law prioritizes the funding to focus on small and disadvantaged communities in addressing emerging contaminants, including PFAS.
Water Resources Development Act Data AcquisitionDepartment of Commerce$25,000,000Section 511(b)(1) and (2) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (division AA of Public Law 116–260) requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a pilot program within the National Mesonet Program for the acquisition and use of data generated by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -led initiative. Army Corps of Engineers is augmenting existing mesonet sites in 5 networks in the Upper Missouri River Basin with new soil moisture and snowpack instrumentation and installing new sites to reach a total of 540 sites outfitted with the new instrumentation by the end of Fiscal Year 2026. To support these efforts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will establish the Soil Moisture and Snowpack Monitoring Pilot Program, which will acquire data that is generated by the network being installed in the Upper Missouri River Basin from 2023 through 2025. The National Weather Service National Mesonet Program supports a public-private partnership of nearly four-dozen mesonet networks operated by the states and the private sector providing hydrometeorological observational data at more than 30,000 sites nationwide.
Appalachian Area Development: Allocations to ARC StatesAppalachian Regional Commission$100,000,000Program will provide Area Base Development Program grant allocations to ARC's States for activities that help bring the 13-state Appalachian Region into economic parity with the Nation. Each state will operate its own competitive application process. The ARC states are Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Appalachian Area Development: Community Capacity InitiativeAppalachian Regional Commission$10,000,000Program will build capacity throughout Appalachian communities to enable communities to deploy the substantially increased funding opportunities provided by the Federal Government. Funds will be used for development of large-scale project development assistance including, but not limited to, continuing and expanding on the Commission’s current community capacity pilot, providing significant amounts in direct support to Non-Profits, State/Local Governments, and Local Development Districts for community capacity activities, and deploy resources flexibly to meet the growing need for community-specific capacity activities.
Appalachian Area Development: Regional Multistate InitiativeAppalachian Regional Commission$80,000,000Program will provide support for multistate regional economic and community development projects throughout the Appalachian Regional Commission region through planning and implementation grants reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.
Appalachian Regional Commission FundsAppalachian Regional Commission$800,000,000The Appalachian Regional Commission is engaged in planning for the allocation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law advance appropriations for fiscal years 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026. Programs funded by those appropriations will support activities that help bring the 13-state Appalachian Region into economic parity with the Nation. The ARC states are Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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