Grant Application Bootcamp

Bootcamp Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Local Infrastructure Hub grant application Bootcamp! You came to the right place if you:

    • Work for a local municipal government;
    • Your municipality has fewer than 150,000 residents;
    • You are interested in applying to federal funding opportunities to improve your city’s infrastructure!

The person who will serve as the primary point of contact/grant lead from your city government should complete this form.  As you fill out this form, please refer to the program overview and FAQ page if questions come up, or reach out to us at LocalInfrastructureHub@nlc.org

Please note that this form is to understand your interest in the next phase of technical assistance provided by the Hub, during which we will support city applications for upcoming Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 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 Programs

Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Grant Program: PROTECT provides grant funding for cities to advance climate resilience projects for surface transportation systems, highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail. Funding will also minimize damage and disruptions to the transportation system, enhance public safety, and promote climate and racial equity by addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities that are particularly impacted by hazards. Download the grant summary here.

Clean Energy Tax Credits (Inflation Reduction Act – Elective Pay): The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes a provision that provides non-taxable entities investing in clean energy with an elective payment option instead of tax credits. Local leaders can utilize elective pay as an option for developing clean energy projects. Projects may include clean energy generation, battery storage, community solar projects, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and/or purchasing clean vehicles for fleets. Download the grant summary here.

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF): The CWSRF program offers low-interest loans to support water quality infrastructure projects. There are 11 categories of eligible projects, including the construction, repair, and replacement of publicly owned treatment works that enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, and stormwater management. Forty-nine percent of general supplemental funding must go towards disadvantaged communities to address affordability challenges. Download the grant summary here.

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A): SS4A grants provide funding to prevent roadway fatalities, and serious injuries, and address the disproportionate distribution of roadway safety measures in rural and marginalized communities. SS4A includes two grant types: Planning and Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants. Each applicant selected for funding must demonstrate efforts to consider the climate change and environmental justice impacts of their project. (See below for an alternative opportunity on this grant.) Download the grant summary here.

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grants – Community and Corridor (CFI): CFI grants provide funding to deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure in communities and along designated transportation corridors. These grants support the development of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging or alternative fueling infrastructure, assistance for operating costs, and the implementation of traffic control devices. CFI projects must address environmental justice. (See below for an alternative opportunity on this grant.) Download the grant summary here.

For those looking for a more traditional Bootcamp, please sign up for one the 5 above funding opportunities here!

For those interested in the CPRG bootcamp, or for those that have been through a SS4A, CFI Bootcamp before, applied unsuccessfully for the grant, or have a draft grant application, with the goal of helping them get over the finish line to submit a strong final grant application, please consider registering for a bespoke Bootcamp below!