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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Programs and Resources

The 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.  Combined with the President’s Build Back Framework, it will add an estimated 1.5 million jobs per year over 10 years.

How Does the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Support Utah?

ROADS, BRIDGES, AND TRANSIT

$2.6 billion over five years in Federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges for Utah (Source).

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

 $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).

FREIGHT RAIL EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY

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).

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

$665 million over five years  to improve public transportation options across the state (Source).

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK

$36 million over five years to support the expansion of the 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).

SUSTAINABLE AND MODERNIZED AIRPORTS

$181 million for infrastructure development for airports over five years to address airside and landside needs at airports, such as improved 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).

BIL Funded Clean Transportation Programs

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program

5 billion over 5 years in formula funding to states to build out a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designated travel corridors.

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Program

$2.5 billion over 5 years to strategically deploy publicly accessible charging and fueling infrastructure through discretionary grants to eligible entities. EV charging, hydrogen, propane, and CNG are included.

Clean School Bus Program

$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 alternative fuel buses.

Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

$300 million for the new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to align resources and expertise across the two departments and provide coordinated technical assistance to states and communities.

Department of Energy Funding

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will stand up 60 new DOE programs, including 16 demonstration and 32 deployment programs, and expand 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)

RESOURCE GUIDEBOOK: Building a Clean Energy Economy

This guidebook provides an overview of the clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, agriculture, and conservation-related tax incentives and investment programs in the Inflation Reduction Act, including who is eligible to apply for funding and for what activities.  (Source).