Roads, Bridges, and Transit
~ $2.6 billion over five years in Federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges for Utah (Source).
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
This Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $550 billion over fiscal years 2022 through 2026 in new federal investment in infrastructure, including roads, bridges, mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband. The purpose of this funding is to be used to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. The legislation will help ease inflationary pressures and strengthen supply chains by making long overdue improvements for our nation’s ports, airports, rail, and roads. It will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably so that everyone gets ahead for decades to come. Combined with the President’s Build Back Framework, it will add on average 1.5 million jobs per year for the next 10 years.
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program
This provides $5 billion over 5 years in formula funding to states to help build out a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-designated travel corridors. States develop and FHWA approves plans for how funds will be spent.
Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program:
Also called the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, this provides $2.5 billion over 5 years through discretionary (competitive) grants to eligible entities.1 EV charging, hydrogen, propane (fleets only), and natural gas are included. Eligible sites may be corridors or other publicly accessible locations.
The BIL provides $5 billion over 5 years for clean school buses, including electric and alternative fuel buses. Each year, $500 million will be provided exclusively for EV buses and $500 million for EV and other cleaner alternative fuel buses.
Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
The BIL also provides up to $300 million for a new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to provide and coordinate technical assistance to states and communities.
How will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Support Utah?
~ $2.6 billion over five years in Federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges for Utah (Source).
~ $19 million in 402 formula funding for highway safety traffic programs, which help states to improve driver behavior and reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related crashes and ~ $24.7 million over five years in funding to augment their commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety efforts to reduce CMV crashes through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) formula grant (Source).
~ Utah will be eligible to compete for $10 billion for rail improvement and safety grants and $5.5 billion for grade crossing safety improvements (Source).
~ $665 million over five years under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve public transportation options across the state (Source).
~ $36 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state (6). Utah will also have the opportunity to apply for grants out of the $2.5 billion available for EV charging (Source).
~ $181 million for infrastructure development for airports over five years to address airside and landside needs at airports, such as improving runways, taxiways and airport-owned towers, terminal development projects, and noise reduction projects. In addition, $5 billion in discretionary funding is available over five years for airport terminal development projects that address the aging infrastructure of our nation’s airports, including projects that expand accessibility for persons with disabilities, improve access for historically disadvantaged populations, improve energy efficiency, and improve airfield safety (Source).
“For the next five years, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will stand up 60 new DOE programs, including 16 demonstration and 32 deployment programs, and expands funding for 12 existing Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment (RDD&D) programs.
DOE looks forward to being a partner for states, communities, and industry as we move the U.S. economy towards a clean energy, lower carbon emissions future by strengthening the nation’s outdated energy infrastructure.” (Source)
This guidebook provides an overview of the clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, agriculture, and conservation-related tax incentives and investment programs in President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, including who is eligible to apply for funding and for what activities. The Biden-Harris Administration is working quickly to design, develop, and implement these programs; as such, the information in this guidebook is current as of publication. In the coming weeks and months, we will publish new developments on www.CleanEnergy.gov to keep stakeholders and potential beneficiaries of these programs up to date on the latest deadlines and details. This guidebook does not cover the Inflation Reduction Act’s health care provisions or certain corporate tax reforms (Source).
|BIL PROVISION NAME||TYPE OF ANNOUNCEMENT||STATUS||ANNOUNCEMENT DATE||RESPONSE DUE DATE|
|Civil Nuclear Credit Program||Draft Application Guidance||Closed||9/30/2022||11/4/2022|
|Rural And Municipal Utility Advances Cybersecurity Grant And Technical Assistance Program||Request for Information||Open||10/20/2022||12/19/2022|
|Battery Material Processing Grants; and Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Grants||Selections||N/A||10/19/2022||N/A|
|Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Studies for Production of Critical Minerals and Materials (CMM) from Coal-Based Resources||Notice of Intent||N/A||10/12/2022||N/A|
|Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas||Request for Information||Open||10/11/2022||11/28/2022|
|Civil Nuclear Credit Program||Draft Application Guidance||Open||9/30/2022||11/4/2022|
|Carbon Capture Technology Program, Front-End Engineering Design for Carbon Dioxide Transport||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Open||9/22/2022||11/28/2022|
|Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Open||9/22/2022||12/5/2022|
|Carbon Storage Validation and Testing||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Open||9/21/2022||11/28/2022|
|Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Open||9/22/2022||Concept Papers Deadline: 11/7/2022, Full Applications Deadline: 4/7/2023|
|Rare Earth Element Demonstration Facility||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Open||9/19/2022||11/21/2022|
|State Energy Program||Administrative and Legal Requirements||Open||8/26/2022||11/4/2022|
|Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative; Hydropower Research, Development, and Demonstration||Notice of Intent||N/A||8/19/2022||N/A|
|Advanced Clean Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program||Request for information||Closed||8/4/2022||Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/16/2022|
|Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Open||8/2/2022||Concept Paper Deadline: 9/1/2022, Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/10/2022|
|Advancing Equity Through Workforce Partnerships||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Open||7/27/2022||Letter of Intent Deadline: 9/13/2022, Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/20/2022, and Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/6/2022|
|Building Codes Implementation for Efficiency and Resilience||Notice of Intent||N/A||7/21/2022||N/A|
|Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid / Hazard Hardening (State and Tribal Grid Resilience Grants-FY22 Funding)*||Administrative and Legal Requirements||Open||7/6/2022||3/31/2023|
|FY22 Photovoltaics Research and Development||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Closed||7/14/2022||Letter of Intent Deadline: 8/3/2022, Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/12/2022, and Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/17/2022|
|Carbon Capture Demonstrations Program||Notice of Intent||N/A||7/13/2022||N/A|
|Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership Programs: Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid / Hazard Hardening (State and Tribal Grid Resilience Grants-FY22 Funding); Program Upgrading Our Electric Grid and Ensuring Reliability and Resiliency; Smart Grid Investment Matching Grant Program||Request for Information Draft Funding Opportunity Announcement||Closed||8/30/2022||10/14/2022|
|Battery and Critical Mineral Recycling – Battery Recycling RD&D, Retailers as Collection Points, and State and Local Programs||Request for Information||Closed||8/29/2022||10/14/2022|
|Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity Incentives; Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity Incentives||Request For Information||Closed||6/30/2022||9/6/2022|
|Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land||Request For Information||Closed||6/29/2022||8/15/2022|
|Weatherization Assistance Program||Administrative and Legal Requirements||Closed||3/30/2022||7/1/2022|
|Battery Material Processing Grants; and Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Grants||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Closed||5/2/2022||Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/27/2022 and Full Application Submission Deadline 7/1/2022|
|Civil Nuclear Credit Program||Civil Nuclear Credit Program Guidance-Request for Certification Applications and Sealed Bid Submissions||Closed||4/19/2022||9/6/2022|
|Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications Program||Funding Opportunity Announcement||Closed||5/2/2022||Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/31/2022 and Full Application Submission Deadline 7/19/2022|
|Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs||Notice of Intent||N/A||6/6/2022||N/A|
|Direct Air Capture Hubs||Notice of Intent||N/A||5/19/2022||N/A|
|Carbon Storage Validation and Testing||Notice of Intent||N/A||4/29/2022||N/A|
|Battery Material Processing Grants; and Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Grants||Notice of Intent||N/A||2/10/2022||N/A|
|Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Applications Program||Notice of Intent||N/A||2/10/2022||N/A|
|Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid / Hazard Hardening; Program Upgrading Our Electric Grid and Ensuring Reliability and Resiliency; and Transmission Facilitation Program||Notice of Intent||N/A||1/19/2022||N/A|
|Energy Storage Demonstration and Pilot Grants; and Long-Duration Energy Storage Demonstration Initiative and Joint Program||Request for Information||Closed||5/12/2022||6/16/2022|
|Transmission Facilitation Program||Request for Information and Notice of Intent||Closed||5/10/2022||6/13/2022|
|Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid / Hazard Hardening||Request for Information||Closed||4/27/2022||6/2/2022|
|Rebate Program for Extended Product Systems; and Rebate Program for Energy Efficient Transformers||Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Public Comment on the Draft Implementation Guidance Pertaining to the Extended Product System Rebate Program and Energy Efficient Transformer Rebate Program||Closed||4/20/2022||5/27/2022|
|Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations||Request for Information||Closed||4/19/2022||5/13/2022|
|Cost-effective Codes Implementation for Efficiency and Resilience||Request for Information||Closed||4/12/2022||5/20/2022|
|Grants for Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Improvements at Public School Facilities||Request for Information||Closed||4/4/2022||5/18/2022|
|Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant Program||Request for Information||Closed||3/31/2022||5/6/2022|
|State Energy Program||Administrative and Legal Requirements||Closed||3/29/2022||5/3/2022|
|Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program||Request for Information||Closed||2/15/2022||3/29/2022|
|Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs||Request for Information||Closed||2/15/2022||3/21/2022|
|Rare Earth Elements Demonstration Facility||Request for Information||Closed||2/14/2022||3/31/2022|
|Civil Nuclear Credit Program||Request for Information||Closed||2/10/2022||3/17/2022|
|Carbon Storage Validation and Testing; Regional Direct Air Capture Hubs; Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot Projects; Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program; Carbon Utilization Program; Precommercial Direct Air Capture Technologies Prize Competitions; Commercial Direct Air Capture Technologies Prize Competitions; Carbon Capture Technology Program, Front-End Engineering and Design||Request for Information||Closed||12/6/2021||2/1/2022|
|Carbon Capture Technology Program, Front-End Engineering Design for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Transport||Notice of Intent||Closed||7/13/2022||N/a|