Transformative Projects

Transformative Projects

Community-City Partnerships for Climate Justice

Tucson, Arizona

The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Tucson, Arizona’s partnership with Amistades, Inc. for their Justicia Juntos project, funded through the Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program, to illustrate how local governments can work with their community organizations to access federal funding for equity-based community infrastructure and climate projects.

Reconnecting Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Downtown Revitalization project, which will convert former state highway routes that run through the downtown, and accompanying one-way streets, into all two-way complete streets, reconnecting the city’s predominantly Black neighborhoods with Downtown Kalamazoo and creating a more bike and pedestrian friendly transportation network.

Charging & Fueling Infrastructure: A Regional Approach

Athens, Ohio

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

Tampa, Florida

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

Denver, Colorado

The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Denver, Colorado’s Climate Protection Fund to show how Direct Pay can be used alongside existing revenue streams to enable greater investments in climate action and sustainability projects.

Fleet Electrification

Madison, Wisconsin

The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Madison, Wisconsin’s municipal fleet electrification and how Direct Pay provisions can support localities in their efforts to advance sustainability and climate action projects.

Municipally-Led Fiber Deployment

Waterloo, Iowa

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

Mesa, Arizona

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

Hoboken, New Jersey

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

Lincoln, Nebraska

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.