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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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  • 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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  • Innovative Finance and Asset Concession Grant Program

    Innovative Finance and Asset Concession Grant Program

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    The Build America Bureau released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Innovative Finance and Asset Concession Grant Program. This grant will award around $57.72 million in total for the first three fiscal years and a max of $2 million can be awarded to each winning grant proposal. No more than $4 million can […]

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  • Fort Collins: Smart Grid Electric Vehicle Charge Management Solution

    Fort Collins: Smart Grid Electric Vehicle Charge Management Solution

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    One of the Build America Center’s (BAC) latest video spotlights focuses on the successful grant application completed by the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins recently received a grant of over $1 million to implement their cutting-edge electric vehicle (EV) charging management solutions throughout the city. To learn more about what enabled this grant […]

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  • Innovative Financing Workshop on October 4, 2023 in La Vista, NE

    Build America Center is supporting Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and the Nebraska Department of Transportation to organize an Innovative Financing Workshop from noon to 5 pm on Wednesday, October 4th at the Embassy Suites in La Vista, Nebraska.  Register Now! Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Build America Bureau officials will provide an overview of the tools, expertise and financing available to help the transportation […]

  • ARTBA P3 Conference’s Special Session: New Ways to Help Build America

    The Build America Center (BAC) was the topic of a special session during the 34th Annual ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships (P3) in Transportation Conference held in August.  The “New Ways to Help Build America” session featured Dr. Qingbin Cui, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland and Director of the Build America Center; Sam […]

  • Build Infrastructure Better Symposium

    Key leaders from the U.S Department of Transpiration, State Departments of Transportation and the University of Maryland participated in the Build America Center’s first official event, the Build Infrastructure Better Symposium, on April 11, 2022 at the University of Maryland College Park Campus. The two expert panels focused on state implementation of the infrastructure law […]

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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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