Build America Center

The Build America Center (BAC) will mobilize the use of innovative finance, funding, and project delivery solutions to foster new approaches to transportation infrastructure development projects. In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the BAC will lead cutting-edge research, deliver innovative training, and provide customized technical assistance in support of the Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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  • Free Training – Use of P3s to Deliver Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

    Free Training – Use of P3s to Deliver Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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    The Federal Highway Administration is offering this one-day training course for States, local governments, MPOs and non-profit organizations. Course participants will be introduced to: Public-private partnerships (P3s) and the potential benefits and challenges in using a P3 to deliver electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. How P3s for EV charging infrastructure can be structured to address […]

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  • New Notice of Funding Opportunities Announced

    New Notice of Funding Opportunities Announced

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    Three new Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) have recently been released. See below for additional information and to read the attached flyers. Title: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Opportunity (Round 2) Agency: US Department of Transportation Deadline: August 28, 2024 Title: Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grant Program Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Deadline: July 25, 2024 […]

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  • Working with Federal Government: Invoicing

    Working with Federal Government: Invoicing

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    Want to uncover the secrets behind successful federal invoicing? The Build America Center’s latest video outlines essential steps to ensure the submission of an effective invoicing package to the Federal Highway Administration. This is crucial to ensure a timely reimbursement payment. Watch the video below to learn more. Step 1 – Preparation  The first step […]

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  • Transportation Infrastructure Summit

    This year’s program brings together the transportation industry leaders from both the public and private sector to discuss innovative solutions and current challenges being faced by airports, ports, roadways and rail. The two-day program will help you understand how different delivery models are being employed, and best practices for planning and procuring successful initiatives. Discover […]

  • Transit-Oriented Development Workshop

    The Build America Center is leading a FREE capacity-building workshop to inform and educate public sector principles and practitioners about best practices and lessons learned in delivering Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects. The workshop will explore topics of innovative delivery methods, including public-private partnerships; value capture techniques and their applications; innovative financing including Federal financing […]

Featured Resources

BIL Navigator


A new online tool from McKinsey that offers a graphic representation of programs and funding that are available under the bipartisan infrastructure law. Users can sort through programs by federal department, program, deadline type, asset class and funding type.

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A national program to ensure that all cities and towns can access federal infrastructure funding to drive local recovery, improve communities, and deliver results for residents. It brings together leading policy and innovation experts into a program that includes information, resources, and technical assistance to help cities and towns of all sizes and from all regions to access this once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity.

A Program by the National League of Cities, Results for America, and United States Conference of Mayors

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The Build America Center is an important new initiative established at the University of Maryland in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Center will leverage the extensive transportation engineering and project management expertise available at UMD to help federal, state, and local decision makers understand and implement innovative new strategies for financing and managing highway projects.

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