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The Local Infrastructure Hub shares the best resources available to help local towns and communities make the most of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Introduction to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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  • General Application Strategies
  • Storytelling Strategies
  • Upcoming Notice Of Funding Opportunities
  • Workforce Development
  • Justice40

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  • Safe Streets and Roads for All
  • Brownfields

Environment and Clean Energy

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  • Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grant Program
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG)
  • Direct Pay Provisions | Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)
  • Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG)
  • Low-No Emission and Buses/Bus Facilities Grant Programs
  • Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) Grant Program

Introduction to the Inflation Reduction Act

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  • IRA Overview & Breakdown
  • Direct Pay Provisions
  • Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Program
  • Clean Ports Program
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)

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  • Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program
  • Digital Equity Act Programs

Roads, Bridges, and Major Projects

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  • Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Grant Program
  • Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Grant Program
  • Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program
  • Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program
  • Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants
  • Bridge Investment Program (BIP)

Resilient Infrastructure

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  • Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Grant Program
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program
  • Nature-Based Solutions

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  • Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

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Tapping Into the Power of the Workforce System

Each city belongs to a workforce development area that is led by a local workforce development board. The area may cover a single city or county, may include multiple counties (common in smaller states) or may include a specific set of neighborhoods (common in larger...

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Exploring Innovative Funding Models

City leaders can consider innovative private sector funding models as part of their strategy to secure and deploy BIL or IRA funding. Such approaches can expand the impact of the dollars by de-risking innovative ideas, filling funding restrictions or shortfalls and/or...

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Combining Different Funding Sources to Maximize Results

Cities are well positioned to examine how the BIL or IRA funds may complement, expand or advance investments that are being made through other federal, state, local and philanthropic efforts. In developing a funding strategy, examine how the new funding will fit into...

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Job Quality and Equity Framework

Creating quality jobs or improving the quality of existing jobs in communities sits at the heart of BIL, IRA and related investments. Job quality is made up of a set of interconnected principles:  Earnings Schedules Safety and security Purpose and meaning Environment...

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Priority Workforce Development Related NOFOs

Overview To build a clean and equitable energy economy, BIL-funded projects are expected to formalize partnerships, advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and invest in America’s workforce. IRA investments are also contributing to these shifts....

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Need Help Securing Infrastructure or Climate Funding?

Local Infrastructure Hub Calendar Preview the Hub’s upcoming webinars and NOFO deadlines!Technical Assistance Bootcamps Explore the Hub’s bootcamp resources, testimonials, and prepare for upcoming sessions! Key Upcoming NOFOs Identify key BIL & IRA programs that...

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Invest in High-Quality Infrastructure Jobs

Investing in High-Quality Infrastructure Jobs Toolkit Work through a comprehensive toolkit to gain understanding and insights on how to include workforce development provisions in your infrastructure projectsWorkforce Development in BIL Case Studies Review how cities...

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4 Ways to Use New Transportation Technologies

The Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grant program provides funds to local governments to use advanced technologies to improve transportation efficiency and safety. The grant program funds demonstration projects for newer...

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Winning Strategies for Securing Bridge Funding

More than a third of U.S. bridges are in need of repair with 42,400 bridges rated in poor condition.There is federal funding available for local governments to support planning and construction projects for bridges in poor condition or at risk of falling into poor...

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Bridge Investment Program (BIP)

More than 43,500 bridges in the United States are in poor condition, which pose heightened challenges in rural communities that often may rely on a single bridge for the passage of emergency service vehicles. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) invests a total of...

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Nature-Based Solutions

Natural features and processes are vital tools for building resilient communities and infrastructure. As cities shift away from “gray” infrastructure approaches like dams, seawalls, roads, pipes and water treatment plants, technology can evolve to play a new...

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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes, and territories to be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to...

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Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is a federal-state partnership funded by both the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) which together provide over $3.2 billion for the CWSRF. The program provides low-cost...

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Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) examine the needs for infrastructure improvements at public water systems in the United States and use this information to develop a formula to distribute Drinking Water State...

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Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

The BEAD program consists of a two-tiered system in which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) distributes program formula funding to states, who then host subgrant competitions to distribute the funding.CFI Questions and Answers...

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Justice40 Initiative

The Biden Administration’s Justice40 Initiative works to ensure that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain federal climate investments are targeted towards disadvantaged communities that have been disproportionately impacted by climate change. Below you can...

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Workforce Development Provisions

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) includes more than $800 million in dedicated investments for workforce development, as well as significant additional funds that may flexibly be used for that purpose. The Biden Administration is ensuring that workforce...

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Brownfields Program

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) of 2021 added $1.5 billion to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual brownfields appropriation to help return brownfields to productive use, and to train residents...

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

The EECBG is a flexible block grant designed to boost state and local government capacity to address climate change, energy efficiency and environmental resilience. BIL authorized one-time direct formula grants under EECBG, which have already been allocated.EECBG...

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Winning Strategies for Accessing Community Change Grants

Access the PDF here.  The Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program will provide $2 billion to community-based organizations (CBOs) that work in partnership with local or Tribal governments, other CBOs, and/or high-education institutions to...

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The Clean Ports Program

The Clean Ports program is a $3 billion program created by the Inflation Reduction Act and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the port sector’s transition to zero-emissions operations, reduce greenhouse gas and other air pollution...

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Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Overview

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history. Within its energy and climate provisions, IRA has allocated approximately $370 billion to address the country’s climate crisis, advance environmental justice,...

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The Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Program

The Environmental and Climate Justice grant programs offered by the Environmental Protection Agency host a suite of different funding opportunities that provide financial and technical assistance to carry out environmental and climate justice activities that will...

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Safe Streets and Roads For All Grant Program

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program, with $5 billion in appropriated funds over five years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to...

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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund GGRF is a $27 billion investment designed to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of air pollution by mobilizing financing and private capital to provide accessible, affordable financing for tens of thousands of clean...

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Introduction to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Jump to section: What You Need to Know About the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund | How Cities Can Prepare for GGRF Financing | Eligible ProjectsWhat You Need to Know About the Greenhouse Gas Reduction FundThe Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) created the Greenhouse Gas...

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Winning Strategies for the Clean Ports Program

The Clean Ports program is a $3 billion program created by the Inflation Reduction Act and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the port sector’s transition to zero-emissions operations, reduce greenhouse gas and other air pollution...

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Vehicle Electrification Opportunities

Summary TableOpen NOFOS   Fleet Type NOFO Agency Program Description Funding Details Electric light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG): Implementation   (Optional Notice of Intent to Apply due 2/01/24; NOFO closes 4/1/24)...

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Low-No Emission and Buses/Bus Facilities Grant Programs

The Low-No Program is meant to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of...

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Fleet Electrification in Madison

Cities across the United States are working to advance a clean energy transition, which is crucial to reducing carbon emissions and meeting climate goals. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the federal government recently developed a new financial tool...

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Charging and Fueling Infrastructure in Athens, Ohio

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program Overview The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program (CFI) provides funding to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure....

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Direct Pay Provisions

The Direct Pay provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) unlocked the potential for cities, nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt entities to utilize clean energy tax incentives. Cities and nonprofits have been historically ineligible for federal...

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Lessons Learned from Recycling Grant Recipients Webinar Recording and Summary

The Local Infrastructure Hub hosted a session to discuss the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) Grant, a new program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve community infrastructure for recycling and other post-consumer materials management, implement circular economy strategies, and improve local waste management systems.

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Reconnecting Kalamazoo

Reconnecting Communities Pilot Overview The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)  established the $1 Billion Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Grant Program as the first-ever federal program dedicated to reconnecting communities that were previously cut...

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Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grants (SWIFR)

Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grants are a new program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to improve recycling and other post-consumer materials management, implement circular economy strategies, and improve local waste management...

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Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG)

The CPRG program allocates $5 billion in grants to states, local governments, tribes, and territories to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution. Authorized under Section 60114 of the Inflation Reduction Act,...

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Making Electric Vehicle Charging and Alternative Fueling the New Infrastructure Standard (CFI) Webinar Recording and Summary

This session featured Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation; Keith Benjamin, Associate Administrator for Highway Policy and External Affairs, Federal Highway Administration; Mayor Lauren McLean of Boise, ID; Mayor Andy Schor of Lansing, MI; Mayor Steve Patterson of Athens, OH and; Matt Stephens-Rich, Director of Technical Services for the Electrification Coalition who discussed what makes a competitive CFI application and how CFI funding fits within a city’s broader climate plan.

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Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, with $2.5 billion in appropriated over five years. Funding is available to strategically deploy EV charging and other alternative...

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Investing in America Signage Guidelines

Use this resource as a general guide to display signs at project sites for projects funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), the CHIPS and Science Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, the American Rescue...

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Safe Streets for All in Tampa

Safe Streets and Roads for All Overview The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program was established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law with $5B in appropriated funds over five years. The program, administered by USDOT, funds regional, local, and...

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IRA: Putting Direct Pay into Action Webinar Resources

IRA: Putting Direct Pay into Action Webinar Recording | Summary In this session, David EIchenthal, Senior Advisor for Policy Implementation and Delivery at the White House shared insights for how cities can use Direct Pay tax credits to transition toward a clean...

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Innovative Climate Financing in Denver

Cities across the United States are working to advance a clean energy transition, which is crucial to reducing carbon emissions and meeting climate goals. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the federal government recently developed a new financial tool...

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Technical Assistance Guide

Use this guide to identify opportunities for federal assistance programs that will help you achieve your district’s infrastructure and climate goals.

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Rebooting Your Energy Code – Webinar Recording

The IIJA and IRA provide a historic opportunity to update state and city buildings codes to meet modern energy efficiency standards. This session focused on current and future funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), aimed at helping cities...

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Multimodal Transit Transfer Center (Lincoln, NE)

RAISE Overview The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant program invests in road, rail, transit, and port projects promising to achieve national objectives. This grant builds on prior programs, such as the Better...

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Investing in Resilient Communities Webinar

In this session, Derrick Hiebert, from FEMA shared key insights on the BRIC program and answered questions about funding and project type. Cynthia McCoy from USDN moderated a panel of city leaders including Mayor Van R. Johnson of Savannah, GA; Mayor Ted Wheeler and...

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ResilienCity Park Case Story (Hoboken, NJ)

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides funding directly to states for preventive investments in natural disaster resilience, including hazard mitigation...

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5 Winning Strategies For BEAD Grant Applications

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program (BEAD) provides federal funding for broadband planning, deployment, mapping, equity, and adoption activities. These winning strategies will help city leaders work with state leadership to expand access to affordable...

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Municipal Fiber Deployment Case Story (Waterloo, IA)

Read through Waterloo's efforts to create a locally owned, controlled, and operated telecommunications utility. This case story provides a breakdown of the project itself as well as what went into the planning process and what key efforts were deployed by Waterloo to...

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Market-Driven Fiber Deployment Case Story (Mesa, AZ)

Read through Mesa's efforts to implement high-speed broadband access throughout the city. This case story provides a breakdown of the project itself as well as what went into the planning process and what key efforts were deployed by Mesa to plan this...

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Webinar Recording: A SMART Approach to Road Innovation

In this session, Ben Levine from USDOT shared key insights on the SMART program and answered questions about funding and project type. Karina Ricks from Cityfi moderated a panel of city leaders including Mayor Craig Greenberg of Louisville, KY and Mayor Jeni Arndt of...

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5 Winning Strategies for SMART Grant Applications

The Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) program supports innovative demonstration projects that use advanced and emerging technology to improve the safety and efficiency of a community’s transportation infrastructure.Strategy #1 Check...

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The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program

FMA supports local communities through investments in strategies to harden resilience, in plans for flood mitigation, and in reducing the risk of damage before a disaster. Projects might include reducing flood losses by elevation and relocation of flood insured...

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

BRIC assists communities as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. The program aims to shift the federal focus away from reactive disaster spending and instead focus efforts on proactive investment...

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State CWSRF Program Contacts

A list of state contacts for CWSRF assistance is provided directly from state agencies shared by the Environmental Protection Agency. Cities can contact the CWSRF program in their state for information on how to apply.

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Water Technical Assistance (WaterTA)

Information about the Technical Assistance that the Environmental Protection Agency offers to support communities to identify water challenges, develop plans, build capacity, and develop application materials to access water infrastructure funding.

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Partnerships for Advancing Clean Water Infrastructure

In this session, Zachary Schafer from the Environmental Protection Agency shared key topics of the CWSRF program and answered questions about the funding and loan processes in applications. Mami Hara and Paula Conolly from the US Water Alliance moderated a panel of...

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PROTECTing our Nation’s Transportation System

As cities prepare to apply for the 2023 PROTECT grant opportunity, this session highlighted best strategies for tackling climate change by improving the resilience of the surface transportation system. Featured speakers include Gary Jensen, Director of the Office of...

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Green Cincinnati Plan 2023

Cincinnati's approach to addressing Climate Change and how the city will safeguard its natural resources, bolster its communities, and stitch together a social fabric that connects communities to each other and the land.

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5 Winning Strategies for PROTECT Grant Applications

The Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) discretionary grant program will provide $848 million to improve the environmental resilience of America’s surface transportation system, including highways,...

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StreetWise ‘MBA’

Interise's Streetwise MBA program to provide small business owners with the business knowledge, management know-how, and the networks needed to grow established small businesses.

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Healthy Homes Construction Careers

This program was developed by Employ Milwaukee in partnership with the Coalition on Lead Emergency (COLE), Social Development Commission (SDC), and Revitalize MKE to provide a supply of trained and certified workers to take jobs remediating lead paint hazards in...

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SS4A Webinar

As cities prepare to apply for the 2023 Safe Streets and Roads for All grant opportunity, this session highlighted winning projects from 2022 and provided insights to future applicants. Our federal experts and local leaders shared best practices and lessons learned...

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Advancing Workforce Equity in BIL Webinar

This session discussed workforce development provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with a focus on empowering cities to promote equity in infrastructure. Featured speakers include Paige Shevlin, Strategic Advisor for Infrastructure Workforce Development,...

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5 Winning Strategies for Implementing Justice40

Given the unprecedented funding for cities under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), local governments play a key role in operationalizing this initiative; listed below are five winning strategies for cities as they seek to...

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Building for the All: Infrastructure Standards

To guide government leaders at all levels, PolicyLink and partners have developed a set of Infrastructure Standards, precipitated by the unprecedented influx of government funds with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act...

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Advancing Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) delivers more than $50 billion to improve our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure — the single largest investment in water that the federal government has ever made. This historic investment will...

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IRA Guidance for Local Leaders – Webinar Recording

The Inflation Reduction Act’s $370 billion investment in American clean energy technology, manufacturing, and innovation will lower energy costs for families and small businesses and create good-paying jobs and new economic opportunities for workers. John Podesta,...

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Grant Application Bootcamp FMA (FEMA) Guidance and Tools

With a mix of webinars, practical tools, and templates, the Grant Application Bootcamp materials are designed to provide an overview of the FMA FY22 opportunity, guide you through the application process, and present actionable steps that can be taken to submit a...

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Grant Application Bootcamps – Grant Fact Sheets

The linked fact sheets provide grant overviews for local governments. These documents are designed to help cities understand the eligibility requirements and activities associated with associated federal funding opportunities, with a particular focus on small and...

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Thriving Communities

Top recommendations for cities and towns seeking technical assistance and organizational capacity support through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Thriving Communities Program.

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Assess funding opportunities for local energy transition goals

Many federal funding opportunities exist for advancing local decarbonization efforts. This tool helps local governments prioritize and leverage existing federal funding to advance system-wide energy transition goals—from block grants and technical assistance to competitive grants, loans, and revolving loan funds.

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Understanding how federal funds can promote electric vehicle deployment

The transportation electrification programs in Infrastructure Law will reduce pollution, improve public health, strengthen our energy independence, and advance technology change to solve some of our most pressing transportation challenges. The Electrification Coalition is supporting stakeholders across the country to maximize federal funding for efficient, effective, and equitable deployment of electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Federal Assistance e311

This collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Conference of Mayors helps cities identify, obtain, and retain federal funding for COVID recovery and response efforts and infrastructure investments.

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