The Bridge Investment Program provides assistance for a project to replace, rehabilitate, preserve, or protect one or more bridges on the National Bridge Inventory. A project under the BIP program include bridge bundling and culverts.
The goals of the program are to 1) improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of people and freight over bridges; 2) improve the condition of bridges in the United States; and 3) provide financial assistance that leverages and encourages non-Federal contributions from sponsors and stakeholders involved in the planning, design, and construction of eligible projects.
Eligible Applicants include:
1. A State or a group of States;
2. A metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area (as designated by the Bureau of the Census) with a population over 200,000;
3. A unit of local government or a group of local governments;
4. A political subdivision of a State or local government;
5. A special purpose district or a public authority with a transportation function;
6. A Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA);
7. A Tribal government or a consortium of Tribal governments; and
8. A multi-State or multijurisdictional group of entities as described above in 1 – 7.
Bridge Project Grants must be submitted by March 19th 2024
Planning Grants must be submitted by February 19th 2024
More information can be found on the BIP webpage: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/bip/
The complete Notice of Funding Opportunity can be found here: https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/351567
State Funds may be available to provide technical assistance to local agencies and Tribal Governments wanting to apply for Federal Discretionary Grants.
Please see that application at https://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/iija-state.html
As always, for more information about discretionary grants, please see the State Aid IIJA website