Applications Open for Over $9 Billion in Funding to Modernize the Nation's Bridges

Dec. 20, 2023
The NOFO provides available funding for Fiscal Years 2023 – 2026

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced yesterday that it has opened applications for $9.7 billion in multi-year funding to improve the nation's bridges.

“When a bridge closes, it costs Americans time and money, disrupts supply chains across the region, and sometimes cuts off entire communities from vital resources,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Thanks to President Biden, we are making the largest investment in America’s bridges since the construction of the Interstate system, and these grants will help repair bridges in communities of all sizes, so we can get people and goods safely to where they need to be.”

“With the funding we’re announcing today from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, communities can plan and implement bridge projects that will improve safety and mobility for people in rural regions, urban areas and places in between,” said Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt. “The Bridge Investment Program has already funded nearly 40 bridge projects nationwide and this funding will help communities continue to plan and advance important bridge projects in the years ahead.”

The Bridge Investment Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is soliciting applications for the following categories of projects:

  • “Planning” grants for planning, feasibility analyses, and revenue forecasting associated with the development of a project; and,
  • “Bridge Project” grants for bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects with total eligible costs of $100 million or less.

The NOFO provides available funding for Fiscal Years 2023 – 2026. It also includes updated merit criteria to provide more direction for Bridge Project applicants, as well as updated application templates that FHWA highly encourages applicants to use in providing project information.


Source: USDOT