IIJA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Tracker

Current NOFOs

Program Name

Eligible Uses

Type of Funding and Eligible Applicants

Application Link and Deadline Information

Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

Funding for the construction, improvement or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure

Competitive grants open to (among others) states, political subdivisions, public utility districts, and regional planning councils

Marine Debris

Funding is to be provided to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris. This program envisions the global ocean and its coasts free from the impacts of marine debris.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities/townships, special districts, tribes, and other organizations.

Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program

Funding to restore community connectivity by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development.

Grants will be available to states, units of local governments, federally recognized tribal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and facility owners.

Coastal Zone Management

Funding is to be provided for the purpose of restoring and protecting coastal ecosystems through direct investment by coastal states and territories in ecologically significant habitats.

Grants will be directed to coastal states and U.S. territories and possessions

USDA ReConnect Program

Program provides funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.

Loans, Loan/Grant combinations, Grants open to a variety of eligible applicants including states or local governments (e.g. agency, subdivision, instrumentality, or political subdivision)

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)

Funding to help eligible entities address cybersecurity risks and threats to information systems owned or operated by—or on behalf of—state, local and territorial (SLLT) governments.

Eligible entities include only states and territories, and “the Governor designated State Administrative Agency is the only entity eligible to submit SLCGP applications to DHS/FEMA.” Local entities are not eligible to apply on their own. But the legislation requires states to distribute at least 80% of funds to local governments, with a minimum of 25% of the allocated funds distributed to rural areas. State allocations can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program

The purpose of the program is to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety.

Eligible entities include states, political subdivisions of a state, federally recognized Tribal governments, public transit agencies or authorities, public toll authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, or a group of these eligible entities.

NOFO Archive (FY2022 Closed)

Program Name

Eligible Uses

Type of Funding and Eligible Applicants

Archived Application Link/Info

Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program
*Part of combined Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Application

Funding for multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas

Competitive grant open to broad list of eligible applicants, including: states, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, and special purpose districts

National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA)
*Part of combined Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Application

Funding for megaprojects that are expected to generate national, regional, economic, mobility, or safety benefits

Competitive grant open to states, local governments, tribes and other related organizations

Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (RURAL)
*Part of combined Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Application

Funding to improve and expand surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and general regional economic growth and improve quality of life

Competitive grants open to states, local government, tribes, and regional transportation planning organizations

Buses and Bus Facilities Program

Funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities

Formula allocations and competitive grants open to states and local governments, eligible subrecipients include all otherwise eligible recipients as well as nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation

Low or No Emission Bus Grant Program

Funding for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities

Competitive grants open to state and local government transit authorities

Clean School Bus Program

Provides grants in the form of a rebate to state and local government entities to purchase and/or replace school buses that are clean, zero-emission, alternative fuel vehicles, charging or fueling infrastructure for these buses or fueling and maintenance costs.

Funding eligible to states and local governments that provide bus service, including public school districts.

Restoring Fish Passage Through Barrier Removal

Funding to provide federal finance and technical assistance to fish passage through the removal of dams and other in-stream barriers for native migratory or sea-run fish.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities, townships, tribes, institutions of higher education, and other organizations.

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

Funding for broadband planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories

Grants available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories

Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning

Provides funding for efforts associated with eligible transit projects, including site-specific planning, for which a sponsor is seeking funding through the Capital Investment Program.

Funding available to state or local government authorities

National Dam Safety Program

Funding to encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective state programs intended to ensure dam safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve state dam safety programs.

Grants and direct federal spending are directed toward states.

Digital Equity Act Programs

Funding among three programs to promote digital inclusion and advance equity for all, with a particular focus of ensuring all communities can access and use affordable, reliable, high-speed internet to meet their needs and improve their lives.

Two programs open for funding state planning and capacity efforts and one competitive grant program open to various entities (e.g. state governments, political subdivisions, or local education agencies) to implement digital equity and inclusion activities

Ferry Service for Rural Communities

Funding for capital, operating, and planning expenses for ferry services to rural areas.

Grants will be provided to states and territories.

  • NOFO Closed for FY2022 Funding Cycle
  • Funding will be made available again in FY2023
  • See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2022
    NOTE: This program shares the same NOFO with the Passenger Ferry Grant Program and the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program.

Passenger Ferry Grant Program

Funding to improve the condition and quality of existing passenger ferry services, support the establishment of new passenger ferry services, and repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities, townships, special districts, and tribes.

  • NOFO Closed for FY2022 Funding Cycle
  • Funding will be made available again in FY2023
  • See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2022
    NOTE: This program shares the same NOFO with the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program and the Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program.

Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program

Funding for the purchase of electric or low-emitting ferries, the electrification of or other reduction of emissions from existing ferries, and related changing or other fueling infrastructure (for which the applicants will maintain satisfactory continuing control) to reduce emissions or produce zero onboard emissions under normal operation.

Grants will be provided to states, counties, cities, townships, special districts, tribes, and any public entities engaged in providing public transportation passenger ferry service in urban areas.

  • NOFO Closed for FY2022 Funding Cycle
  • Funding will be made available again in FY2023
  • See Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2022
    NOTE: This program shares the same NOFO with the Passenger Ferry Grant Program and the Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program.

Bridge Investment Program (BIP)

Competitive, discretionary funding program that focuses on existing bridges to reduce the overall number of bridges in poor condition, or in fair condition at risk of falling into poor condition.

Grants available to states, federal lands management agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and local and tribal governments.

Safe Streets for All Program

Funding to support local initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets, commonly referred to as "Vision Zero" or "Zero Death Initiative".

Competitive grants open to metropolitan planning organizations, political subdivisions of a state, federally recognized tribal governments, and a multijurisdictional group of entities described here.