Grant funding to reconnect communities and reduce delay at railroad crossings now is available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is sharing information about grant opportunities while encouraging partners to build regional consensus around the infrastructure law’s competitive programs and prioritize projects to maximize the benefits for our region.
Below is a partial summary of the IIJA grant programs for infrastructure improvements now accepting applications.
The pilot program supports communities that were disconnected from economic opportunities by transportation infrastructure. A participating community will be able to use funding to build walkways under existing highways and other public improvements that can better connect communities to opportunities. Applications are due Thursday, October 13.
Railroad Crossing Elimination
Local governments and others can apply for more than $573 million in grant funding this year to improve safety and reduce lengthy delays at railroad crossings, under IIJA’s new Railroad Crossing Elimination program. Applications are due Tuesday, October 4.
The Federal Highway Administration is accepting applications for the Bridge Investment Program, which helps replace, rehabilitate, and preserve the nation’s bridges. More than $2.4 billion in grant funding is available for federal fiscal year 2022. The program also expands the list of eligible applicants to include all levels of government.
Applications for large bridge projects (eligible costs more than $100 million) are due Tuesday, August 9. Applications for smaller projects (less than $100 million) are due Thursday, September 8.
View CMAP's latest update on available IIJA infrastructure grants for details and links to additional program information.