March 31, 2023

Infrastructure Update

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

Press Releases      


FTA Announces Nearly $8.9 Million for Tribal Transit Projects 

March 28, 2023| Source: DOT

On Tuesday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $8,935,753 in competitive grants for the FY 2023 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. The program provides planning, capital, and operating assistance for Tribal public transit services in rural areas. Proposals should include information such as destinations and services not currently accessible by transit; needs for access to jobs or health care; safety enhancements; special needs of elders or individuals with disabilities; behavioral health care needs of youth; income-based community needs; or other mobility needs. Examples of eligible projects include capital investment for start-ups, replacement, or expansion and operating assistance; or planning projects for future implementation. Applications will be evaluated based on the degree to which the proposed project is developed; demonstrates that a sound basis for the project exists; and readiness to be implemented if the project is funded.

USDA Announces $1 Billion Under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

March 31, 2023| Source: USDA 

Today, USDA announced $1 billion in grants available under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses invest in renewable energy systems and make energy-efficiency improvements. Recipients may use REAP funds to install renewable energy systems or to make energy-efficiency improvements. The funding will also include the creation of the first underutilized technology fund in the REAP program, with $144.5 million available in dedicated funding. Eligible applicants include rural small businesses and agricultural producers. USDA will hold competitions quarterly through Sept. 30, 2024. 


DOE Announces $50 Million to Incentivize Smart Manufacturing at Small- and Medium-Sized Facilities

March 31, 2023 | Source: DOE 

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $50 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states to ensure that smart manufacturing technologies and high-performance computing are more accessible by domestic manufacturing firms. The State Manufacturing Leadership Program aims to remove existing barriers that prevent innovative, data-driven tools and technologies from being used by small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). These critical tools will allow SMMs to increase production efficiency and play key roles in bolstering the domestic manufacturing base.


STATE FACT SHEETS: How President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is delivering for Americans in all 50 states and territories 

March 31, 2023 |Source: White House 

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released a fact sheet outlining how President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda is impacting each state and territory. Click here to view and download state-by-state information about these investments.

Featured Awards:

EPA Announces $775 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure Upgrades

March 31, 2023 — This funding for water infrastructure is provided from the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act for states, Tribes, and territories through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The funding will help communities upgrade essential wastewater and stormwater systems to protect public health and treasured water bodies across the nation.

FAA awards $20 Million to Modernize 29 Airport Control Towers

March 31, 2023 —This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law goes to smaller and regional airports to help improve safety, lower costs and support local businesses. Funding will also support important aviation operations such as commercial services, emergency services, agricultural aviation, flight training, and shipping of goods.

Federal Funding Opportunities:

Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Agency Deadline Funding
EPA-I-OLEM-ORCR-23-07 Solid Waste Infrastructure For Recycling (Swifr) Grants For Tribes And Intertribal Consortia EPA 04/4/23 $40,000,000
DE-FOA-0002779 Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DOE-GFO 04/7/2023 $1,250,000,000
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.