April 7, 2023

Infrastructure Update

Stay informed on U.S. infrastructure news and funding with our weekly article. 

Press Releases      


DOE Announces $8.8 Million to Support Local Governments with their Clean Energy Goals 

April 4, 2023 | Source: DOE 

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced the availability of $8.8 million in funding through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Competitive Program. Funded through the BIL, the EECBG Competitive Program supports local governments and state-recognized Tribes to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and reduce overall energy use. This program is offered to those that were ineligible for the program’s formula grant. DOE expects to make 10-20 awards ranging from $200,000 to $2 million, serving 20-50 communities. Concept papers are due June 5, 2023.  


DOL announces $80 Million in Funding Available to Develop, Strengthen, Scale Equitable Pathways to Good Infrastructure Jobs 

April 5, 2023 | Source: DOL 

On Wednesday, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of $80 million in funding through the Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program to fund workforce development projects that support renewable energy, transportation, and broadband infrastructure sectors. To support the recent rapid increase of infrastructure-related projects due to the funding provided from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act, the program aims to prepare and train workers in advanced manufacturing, IT, and professional, scientific, and technical service occupations. Nonprofits, labor organizations, public and state institutions of higher education, economic and workforce entities, and state, county and local governments are eligible to apply for grants, ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. Applications are due Jul7 07, 2023.   


DOE Announces $450 Million To Deploy Clean Energy Projects on Mine Lands 

April 4, 2023 | Source: DOE 

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $450 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to advance clean energy demonstration projects mine lands. DOE is seeking projects that demonstrate: 1) Replicable pathways that resolve key barriers to expanded clean energy development on mine land, 2) Preservation of natural and agricultural resources through repurposing mine land for clean energy projects, and 3) Benefits of integrating clean energy facilities on mine land to mine operations, local energy infrastructure, and to the mining communities themselves. A maximum of five projects, ranging from $10 million to $150 million, will be awarded, with a minimum of two awards dedicated to solar projects. Concept papers are due May 11, 2023, and full applications are due August 31, 2023.


DOT Announces First-Ever Program to Improve Safety on America’s Roadways by Preventing Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions 

April 4, 2023 | Source: DOT 

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the Wildlife Crossings Program, a new program from the BIL that aims to reduce wildlife vehicle collisions. FHWA will award both non-construction and construction projects under the program, including research on safety innovations, mapping and tracking tools, the design and construction of overpasses and underpasses, and more. Projects that reduce wildlife vehicle collisions and improve habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic species will be prioritized. Applications are due August 1, 2023.


Featured Awards:

$20 Million for Drought Resilience Projects in California and Utah

April 6, 2023 | Source: DOI – The Department of the Interior has announced $20 million for four small surface and groundwater storage projects in California and Utah. These projects, funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, are essential tools to help conserve water and increase the efficiency of water use in the Colorado River Basin.

$20 Million to Modernize 29 Airport Control Towers Across the U.S.

April 6, 2023 | Source: FAA - The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced $20 Million from The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 29 airport owned traffic control towers across the U.S. The funding will be used to upgrade and build control towers in small towns and at regional airports.

Federal Funding Opportunities:

Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Agency Deadline Funding
FTA-2023-002-TPM-LWNO FY 2023 Low or No Emission Vehicle Program DOT-FTA 04/13/2023 $1,221,350,117
FTA-2023-003-TPM-BUS FY 2023 Buses and Bus Facilities Program DOT-FTA 04/13/2023 $469,445,424
DC-WP-23-001 Denali Commission Program Grants DC 04/14/23 $35,150,000
DE-FOA-0002756 2022 FOA for Energy Improvements at Public K-12 School Facilities - BIL - Renew America's Schools DOE-GFO 04/21/2023 $80,000,000
FOA-ETA-23-31 DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program DOL-ETA 04/23/2023 $80,000,000
DE-FOA-0002920 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement in Support of Hydrogen Shot DOE-GFO 04/28/2023 $47,000,000
MA-PID-23-001 2023 Port Infrastructure Development Program Grants DOT-MA 04/28/2023 $662,203,512
693JJ323NF00004 Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program DOT-FHWA 05/30/2023 $700,000,000
EPA-I-R10-PS-2023-002 Ensuring Environmental Justice, Human Wellbeing, And Ecosystem Recovery In Puget Sound EPA 05/31/23 $7,000,000
EPA-I-OCSPP-OPPT-FY2023-001 FY 2023 – FY 2024 Pollution Prevention Grants: Environmental Justice in Communities EPA 06/6/23 $8,000,000
DE-FOA-0002907 BIL Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program Section 40209 DOE-NETL 06/08/2023 $350,000,000
DE-FOA-0002826 BIL Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations DOE-GFO 06/16/2023 $74,000,000
EPA-I-OCSPP-OPPT-FY2023-002 FY 2023 – FY 2024 Pollution Prevention Grants: Environmental Justice Through Safer and More Sustainable Products EPA 06/20/23 $8,000,000

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Committee Hearings on Infrastructure:


Upcoming Hearings: 

No upcoming hearings on Infrastructure. 


Past Hearings:

House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/28/23 

Hearing: Reviewing the Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/28/23 

Hearing: Government Response to East Palestine: Ensuring Safety and Transparency for the Community 


House Appropriations Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security  

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/28/23 

Hearing: Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2024 Request for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 


House Appropriations Subcommittee on Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/28/23 

Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Inspectors General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Transportation 


House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation 

2:00 PM (EDT) | 3/28/23 

Hearing: Maritime Transportation Supply Chain Issues 


House Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Energy, and Supply Chains 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/29/23 

Hearing: Highlighting the Role of Small Businesses in Domestic Energy Production 


House Appropriations Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/29/23  

Hearing: Oversight Hearing – Addressing the Challenges of Rural America 


Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/29/23 

Meeting: Hearings to examine advancing next generation aviation technologies. 


House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management 

2:00 PM (EDT) | 3/29/23 

Hearing: Disaster Recovery: Examining Coordination and Reducing Duplication of Federal Disaster Programs 


Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 3/30/23 

Meeting: Hearings to examine petrochemicals to waste, focusing on the lifecycle, environmental, and climate effects of plastic.