May 26, 2023

Infrastructure Update

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

Press Releases      


DOE Announces $45 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency for Nonprofit Buildings

May 24, 2023 | Source: DOE 

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that applications are open for the Renew America’s Nonprofits grant, a funding opportunity that will support projects to reduce energy use in buildings owned and operated by 501(c)(3) nonprofits. This competitive grant — authorized by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — demonstrates a first-of-its-kind engagement between DOE and the nonprofit sector and recognizes the central role that nonprofits play in American’s lives, as well as their potential significance in the nation’s clean energy transition. By investing in nonprofits, DOE is investing in America’s physical and social infrastructure, reducing emissions and utility costs in vital institutions so that savings can be redirected to mission-critical work serving communities. 

DOT Awards $52 Million in Advanced Technology Grants to Improve Safety and Reduce Travel Times

May 25, 2023 | Source: DOT   

On Thursday, DOT’s Federal Highway Administration announced more than $52 million in grants for eight states from the Advanced Transportation Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) program. As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the grants will fund technology-based solutions that improve the travel experience for millions of Americans who use our highway and transit systems, with expanded eligibility for projects in communities that have previously lacked investments, including rural areas and areas of persistent poverty. 

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Grantees, Applicants for Federal Grants to Increase Workplace Safety Training Programs 

May 24, 2023 | Source: DOL  

On Wednesday, DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will offer a webinar for grantees and potential applicants for funding opportunities and requirements for the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations, including qualifying community and faith-based organizations, employer associations and labor unions to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  

NTIA Announces $4.5 Million in Internet for All Grants to Tribal Lands DOE Announces 

May 24, 2023 | Source: NTIA 

On Wednesday, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced it has awarded grants totaling $4.5 million to 9 Tribes as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these new grants bring the total of the program to over $1.77 billion awarded to 166 Tribal entities. Record investments in high-speed internet deployment are a key part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. 

DOE Awards $34 Million to Deploy Clean Energy Technologies in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities 

May 23, 2023| Source: DOE  

On Tuesday, DOE announced $34 million in funding to advance clean energy technology in 18 American Indian and Alaska Native communities. These projects are estimated to result in more than nine megawatts of new clean energy generation and more than 6,700 megawatt-hours of battery storage, impact 1,000 tribal buildings, and save these communities more than $100 million over the life of the systems.

DOE Awards $60 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies and Improve the Electric Power Grid

May 22, 2023 | Source: DOE 

On Monday, DOE announced nearly $42 million in funding for 22 projects in 14 states to advance critical technologies for producing, storing, and deploying clean hydrogen, as well as $17.8 million to establish a new North American university research consortium that will help states and tribal communities implement grid resilience programs and achieve decarbonization goals. 

Federal Funding Opportunities:



Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Agency Deadline Funding
EPA-I-R10-PS-2023-002 Ensuring Environmental Justice, Human Wellbeing, And Ecosystem Recovery In Puget Sound EPA 05/31/2023 $7,000,000
EPA-I-OCSPP-OPPT-FY2023-001 FY 2023 – FY 2024 Pollution Prevention Grants: Environmental Justice in Communities EPA 06/6/2023 $8,000,000
DE-FOA-0002907 BIL Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program Section 40209 DOE-NETL 06/08/2023 $350,000,000
693JJ323NF00004 Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program DOT-FHWA 06/13/2023 $700,000,000
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 06/20/2023 $8,000,000
RUS-BTA-2023 Broadband Technical Assistance USDA-RUS 06/20/2023 $20,000,000
DOT-SS4A-FY23-01 Safe Streets and Roads for All DOT-DOT X-50 07/10/2023 $1,177,213,000
DE-FOA-0002940 BIL: Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program and Building Training and Assessment Centers (BTAC) Program DOE-GFO 07/31/2023 $54,000,000
DE-FOA-0003055 Notice of Intent (NOI): Technical Assistance for the Adoption of the Latest and Zero Building Energy Codes or Standards DOE-GFO 09/30/2023 NOI
DE-FOA-0003026 BIL: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (Affect) Advancing Net-zero Federal Facilities DOE-GFO 11/27/2024 $250,000,000
DE-FOA-0003066 2023 FOA for Energy Improvements at Nonprofits - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – Renew America’s Nonprofits DOE-GFO 08/03/2023 $45,000,000
EPA-OAR-OTAQ-23-06 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program EPA 08/22/2023 $400,000,000

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Committee Hearings on Infrastructure:


Upcoming Hearings: 

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 

10:00 AM (EDT) | 5/31/23

Meeting: Hearings to examine countering China, focusing on advancing U.S. national security, economic security, and foreign policy. 

Meeting Details 


Senate Committee on the Budget 

10:30 AM (EDT) | 5/31/23 

Meeting: Hearings to examine the debt limit. 

Meeting Details 

Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife 

2:30 PM (EDT) | 5/31/23 

Meeting: Hearings to examine water affordability and small system assistance. 

Meeting Details 


Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 
10:00 AM (EDT) | 6/1/23 
Meeting: Hearings to examine the reliability and resiliency of electric service in the United States in light of recent reliability assessments and alerts. 

Meeting Details 

 Past Hearings: 

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security   

10:00 AM (EDT) | May 16, 2023     

Markup: Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Markup 

Meeting Details 


House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment   

10:00 AM (EDT) | May 16, 2023  

Hearing: The Next Fifty Years of the Clean Water Act: Examining the Law and Infrastructure Project Completion 

Meeting Details 


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

10:00 AM (EDT) | May 17, 2023 

Hearing: The Impacts of FEMA's Strategic Plan on Disaster Preparedness and Response 

Meeting Details 

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy 

3:00 PM (EDT) | May 18, 2023

Meeting: Hearings to examine rural broadband, focusing on connecting our communities to the digital economy. 

Meeting Details