U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Announces INFRA Grant Awards

On July 25, during an invitation only event at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Secretary Elaine Chao announced $856 million in proposed grants available through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

The INFRA grant program, established in the FAST Act of 2015, is designed to leverage federal grant funding and incentivize project sponsors to pursue innovative technology to improve the nation's transportation systems.

Projects that are considered eligible for funding through INFRA include those where the local sponsor is significantly invested, and is positioned to proceed rapidly to construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, acquisition of property which would include land related to the project and improvements to the land, environmental mitigation, construction contingencies, equipment acquisition, and operational improvements directly related to system performance.

To read a copy of the DOT release on the grant annoucement, please click here. Additionally, should you have any questions, please contact APWA Government Affairs Manager Marty Williams at mwilliams@apwa.net.