Grant Application Bootcamp


Thank you for your interest in the Local Infrastructure Hub grant application bootcamp! Before you begin, please take a moment to review the program overview page and FAQs to confirm you meet eligibility requirements. The person who will serve as the primary point of contact / grant lead from your city government should complete this form.

Please note that this form is to understand your interest for the next phase of technical assistance provided by the Hub, during which we will support city applications for five IIJA grant programs. There will be additional technical assistance opportunities in the future for new grants as they are announced by the federal government.

Please note that registration for funding programs is on a first come, first served basis.

Funding Program Bootcamps


Broadband Opportunities: This Bootcamp introduces cities to the entire ecosystem of federal broadband opportunities, as well as ways cities can engage with the private sector and serve as promoters of household programs. Cities will learn about broadband in their community, identify future opportunities, and do a deep dive into available federal programs, particularly the new Broadband Equity, Access, & Development Program (BEAD), which helps fund opportunities for communities looking to expand high-speed internet access through broadband planning, deployment, mapping, equity, and adoption projects and activities.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF): The DWSRF is a federal-state program that provides funding and financing to public water systems for drinking water infrastructure projects. In addition to general drinking water projects, the BIL provides funding for local governments to address lead service line replacement and emerging contaminants in drinking water. The DWSRF is administered by states: public or private* community water systems serving at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents, or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents, and nonprofit non-community water systems (including schools, publicly-owned campgrounds, parks, and churches) are eligible for funding.  *Note that some states do not fund private systems.

Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Program and the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program (Joint Bootcamp): The RCE and CRISI programs provide funding to improve safety and efficiency for on or near railroads. The RCE program provides grants to plan for or implement projects that relocate, separate, and/or otherwise improve safety and mobility of people and goods at railroad crossings. Local governments are eligible for these competitive grants, which provide up to 80% federal funding for eligible projects. The CRISI program provides funding for projects that support the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail. This includes safety improvements and safety programs, rail development plans and environmental analysis, as well as capital projects that improve rail crossings or support rail relocation. Projects that enhance multimodal connections with rail service are also eligible for CRISI funding. Local governments are eligible for these competitive grants, which provide up to 80% federal funding for eligible projects.

Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program: The Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program is part of the Inflation Reduction Act. The program aims to reconnect communities divided by existing infrastructure, mitigate negative impacts of transportation facilities or construction projects on communities, and support equitable transportation planning. The Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant will build upon the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) program that is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (pending final Department of Transportation guidance, which has not been released for this grant).

Bridge Investment Program: The Bridge Investment Program provides funding to repair bridges in poor condition and bridges in fair condition but at risk of falling into poor condition. Local governments are eligible to apply to all three subsets of the BIP: planning, large bridge projects (project costs greater than $100 million), and other than large projects (project costs less than or equal to $100 million).

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