Federal Funding Grants and Programs from the BIL

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) has initiated a number of new funding opportunities for local communities, transit authorities, regional planning agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).  Each program has different applications, project eligibility requirements and deadlines.  The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for these various programs contain the necessary information to complete and submit an application for funding.
The programs covered in this announcement include:
  • Safe Streets for All (SS4A) - The purpose of SS4A grant program is to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries through safety action plan development and implementation focused on all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, personal conveyance and micromobility users, and commercial vehicle operators. The program provides funding to develop the tools to strengthen a community’s approach to safety and save lives.  Application deadline is September 15, 2022.
  • Reconnecting American Communities (RCA) - The purpose of the RCA Program is to reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating transportation facilities like highways or rail lines that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development. The program provides technical assistance and grant funding for planning and capital construction to address infrastructure barriers, reconnect communities, and improve peoples’ lives.   Application deadline is October 13, 2022.
  • Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) - The purpose of the CRP is to reduce transportation emissions through the development of State carbon reduction strategies and by funding projects designed to reduce transportation emissions.  Small urbanized areas such as Fitchburg-Leominster recieve a sub-allocated funding amount from the overall Massachusetts state allocation.  The types of projects that are eligible under the carbon reduction program vary.  Projects that will reduce emissions by assisting users to take transit, share a ride, or expand electrification are eligible.
The MRPC will be looking to submit an application(s) to one or more of these programs for funding on behalf of the region or individual municipalities or entities. 
For additional information on these programs, please refer to the various documents listed below.  
If your community or organization is interested in one or more of these programs, please feel free to contact the MRPC Transportation Department at bharris@mrpc.org