USDOT Taking INFRA Grant Proposals

Applications are being taken by the U.S. Department of Transportation for 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grants.

This year’s applicants will compete for shares of the pot of $889 million that is available.

In a news release, USDOT said INFRA grants can be used to pay for transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden administration’s priorities, including creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, applying transformative technology and explicitly addressing climate change and racial equity.

Grants will be issued for large projects, defined as of at least $25 million, and small project, defined as of at least $5 million. 

UDOT said it is looking for projects in which the local sponsor is significantly invested and positioned to proceed rapidly to construction. 

The agency also has created the INFRA Extra Program, which will identify competitive applicants who do not receive an INFRA award.

Such applicants will be authorized to seek a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 loan for up to 49 percent of their project cost.

Grant applications are being accepted through March 19.

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