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.

Events

CFO Forum
The Build America Center (BAC) is planning its first CFO Forum to be held in August or September 2022. Topics will include: How to …
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Funding Opportunities

All Stations Accessibility Program

The All Stations Accessibility Program makes competitive funding available to assist in the financing of capital projects to repair, improve, modify, retrofit, or relocate infrastructure of stations or facilities for passenger use.

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FY2022 Passenger Ferry Grant Program, Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program, and Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program Notice of Funding

The FTA is making available nearly $300 million through three competitive grant programs that boost access to rural ferry service, bolster existing and new urban service, and lower emissions across all services by speeding adoption of zero emission ferry technologies

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Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program

Funding supports planning grants and capital construction grants, as well as technical assistance, to restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities.

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FY22 Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

This new competitive discretionary grant program – which will help improve safety, eliminate lengthy delays at railroad crossings in communities across the country and ultimately lower the costs of transporting goods, making them more affordable for American families

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BIL Navigator

UPDATED JULY 2022

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.

LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE HUB

UPDATED JULY 2022

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

Program Launches July 12, 2022

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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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