The Local Infrastructure Hub was launched to study, feature, and inspire the next generation of transformative infrastructure. Each project highlighted by the Local Infrastructure Hub is a case study in project development, stakeholder engagement, innovative capital stacking, and community problem solving. By featuring these projects and the local leaders that played a role in their development, the Local Infrastructure Hub seeks to show that communities, regardless of their size or region, can take advantage of this historic moment and position themselves to compete for federal funds and advance the infrastructure projects required to meet the needs of residents.
Charging & Fueling Infrastructure: A Regional Approach
The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting the Southeast to Southwest Ohio Responsive Interregional Deployment of Electrification Solutions (RIDES) Community Project because it shows how CFI grants can be used for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and regional collaboration development.
Safe Streets for All
The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Tampa, Florida’s implementation of their Vision Zero Action Plan, with funding from the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program, to illustrate how cities across the country can use program funding.
Innovative Climate Financing
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 called Direct Pay (also called Elective Pay) to incentivize clean energy investments. Direct Pay will provide direct financial assistance to cities, non-profit organizations, and other tax-exempt entities to defray the costs associated with a range of clean energy investments via tax rebates. With this in mind, the Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting two cities for their work in climate action and consideration for Direct Pay rebates : Madison’s municipal fleet transition and Denver’s Climate Protection Fund.
Municipally-Led Fiber Deployment
The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Waterloo, Iowa’s Municipally-Led Fiber Deployment because it demonstrates how local governments can utilize municipal bonds and federal funds to close the digital divide by providing fast and affordable internet services while keeping the generated revenue in the community.
Market Driven Fiber Deployment
The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Mesa, Arizona’s Market Driven Fiber Deployment because it shows how local governments and internet service providers (ISPs) can leverage their strengths to partner and deploy fiber in an efficient and cost effective way while meeting the needs of the community.
Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities
The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Hoboken, New Jersey’s ResilienCity Park project because it shows how BRIC grants can be used to invest in multipurpose infrastructure, incorporating resilience for extreme weather events and public amenities for daily functional use.
Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity
The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Lincoln, Nebraska’s Multimodal Transit Transfer Center (MTTC) project because it demonstrates how RAISE grants can be used to invest in complex transportation projects. This case story shows how persistence and thoughtful community engagement play a role in advancing a transformative infrastructure project.