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Appropriations Details and IIJA Resources

News from Steve Hall and the Advocacy Team at ACEC:

Congress is poised to complete work this morning on the FY’23 appropriations package that will fund federal agencies and programs that invest in infrastructure, environmental clean-up, energy and other key markets through September 30, 2023.  The $1.7 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 represents an overall increase in federal spending compared to current levels, but what makes this package noteworthy is that – unlike last year -- Congress was able to come to an agreement and pass this legislation this year, versus deferring into 2023, which will give State DOTs and other agency clients the degree of certainty they need to move forward with priority projects.

Key elements/takeaways from the package include:

  • Fully funded programs authorized under IIJA;
  • $62.9 billion for FHWA (an increase of $2.3 billion compared to 2022);
  • $4.48 billion for water and wastewater State Revolving Fund (SRF) capitalization grants ($33 million over current funding levels);
  • $1.8 billion in new spending to support programs under the ACEC-back CHIPS and Science Act;
  • $8.66 billion for the Corps Civil Works program;
  • $19 billion for military construction programs ($4.1 billion over current funding levels);

Detailed breakdowns of funding by agency can be accessed here

New IIJA Resources

The Administration has posted updated stats and resources on the IIJA that should be helpful as you assess funding opportunities for clients and look at key market sectors:

The grant page includes links to the most recent announcements from U.S. DOT on applying for $1.5 billion in FY 2023 RAISE multimodal grants and the $2.3 billion Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program.

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