Grants & Funding
Local governments and partner organizations in the region are eligible for an expansive number of federal and state funding opportunities, including many new pots of money. These competitive grants are an incredibly chance for our region to access more money for key priorities and think strategically about projects.
BiPartisan Infrastructure Law (Formerly IIJA)
In the coming months, there will be significant focus and resources on the newly passed $1.2 trillion legislation that reauthorizes national surface transportation legislation and authorizes $550 billion in spending on roads and bridges, public transit and clean energy, broadband connectivity, community resilience, clean water, and more.
TJCOG is committed to working with our local governments to take advantage of these dollars and access additional investments for our region's future. Questions about BIL can be directed to Alana Keegan, email@example.com.
- Guidebook on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (IIJA)
- IIJA Fact Sheet on North Carolina Investment
- TJCOG Summary of the IIJA Funding and Policy Changes
- National Association of Regional Councils' IIJA Analysis
Federal Agency Priorities & Implementation
Federal Transit Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
- EPA: Announcement of State Revolving Fund Priorities and Allotment for 2022 IIJA Funding
- Webinar: What the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Means for the Water Sector
Preparing for New Federal Funding Cycles
October 1st is the start of a new Fiscal Year for the federal government. It is never too early to get started developing grant applications, even if a new Notice of Funding is yet to be released. Here are TJCOG's tips for making the most of federal funding opportunities:
- Use this annual forecast of grants to plan your approach.
- Begin your application using last year's Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO). Funding will follow similar guidelines if administrations have not changed.
- Submitted a project during the FY21 funding cycle that wasn't awarded? Ask for feedback from the funding agency before they release their newest NOFO.
- Learn about building competitive federal proposals in this webinar with Leslie Mozingo.
- Subscribe to the TJCOG Grant Alert, sent out every other Friday morning.
These TJCOG staffers can help you integrate current priorities for federal applications into your proposal.
- COVID-19 Recovery - Lindsay Whitson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Climate Action - Emily Barrett, email@example.com
- Equity - Shuchi Gupta, firstname.lastname@example.org