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Federal funding for modernizing America’s aging infrastructure

The historic bipartisan Infrastructure law provides billions of dollars to improve energy efficiency, resiliency, and electrification.
We are at a singularly unique moment in the history of American infrastructure. We have the opportunity to make the most of the investments being made to meet climate goals and remain competitive globally, while putting technology already at our fingertips to work for a more resilient, equitable and livable society. We have the right tools for the job, so it’s time to get to work.
Ruth Gratzke, President Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA
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Strengthening our inherited infrastructure

As the foundation is being set to jumpstart rapid progress, now is an important moment to recognize the value of not just building new but revitalizing what is already in front of us — our country’s inherited infrastructure.

Federal Funding for Airport Infrastructure

The bipartisan Infrastructure law will provide $25 billion to support airport repair and maintenance backlogs, expansion of accessibility, and energy efficiency upgrades, as well as a portion of the bill dedicated to new terminal builds.

Airport Infrastructure Grants

The Airport Infrastructure Grant program provides $15 billion over five years to modernize existing airport infrastructure. The funding will be administered by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and with $3 billion being made available for federal fiscal year 2022, we anticipate that the Department of Transportation will move quickly to make this opportunity available.

Airport Infrastructure Grants*
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) fo Airports - $15 billion
Allocation Year
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
Commerical Service Airports
(>10,000 passengers/yr)
$2.48 billion
$2.48 billion
$2.48 billion
$2.48 billion
$2.48 billion
Non-primary airports
(2,500 - <10,000 passengers/yr)
$500 million
$500 million
$500 million
$500 million
$500 million

*There is no maximum apportionment limit.

 

Projects eligible for funding include:

  • Updated gate construction that includes building utilities (including heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical service) for air carriers with less than 50 percent of the annual passenger boardings at an airport.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure to support electric vehicles and ground support equipment used at commercial service airports.

New Airport Terminal Program

The “New Airport Terminal Program” makes $5 billion available for airport terminal development projects. The funding will be made available through competitive grants that will be administered by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Secretary of Transportation will issue a notice of funding opportunity no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of IIJA, which is January 14, 2022.

New Airport Terminal Program
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Airports -$5 billion
Airport Size
Large
Medium
Small
Non-hubs
Breakdown of funding
55%
15%
20%
10%
Cost Share*
80%
80%
95%
95%
Grant Distribution
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
Administered by:
Federal Aviation Administration
$1 billion
$ 1 billion
$1 billion
$1 billion
$1 billion

*The share of the cost of projects carried out from funds made available under the program shall be 80 percent for large and medium hub airports and 95percent for small hub, non-hub, and nonprimary airports.

Projects eligible for funding include those that:

  • increase capacity and passenger access
  • replace aging infrastructure
  • achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and expand accessibility for persons with disabilities
  • improve airport access for historically disadvantaged populations
  • improve energy efficiency, including upgrading environmental systems, upgrading plant facilities, and achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation standards
  • improve airfield safety through terminal relocation; and
  • encourage actual and potential competition.

FAA Facilities & Equipment Funding

Administered by the FAA, the ATC Facilities and Engineering Services provides $5 billion to upgrade for FAA’s Facilities and Equipment, which includes funding for FAA owned ATC facilities, including FAA-owned contract towers. The funding is spread out over five years and is subject to congressional approval each fiscal year.

 

Eligibility:

  • FAA-owned facilities
  • Funding for capital investments related to air navigation facilities and aviation safety systems

This program has long had a backlog of projects and it is widely anticipated the FAA will move first to tackle deferred projects.

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Additional Federal Funding for Education Infrastructure

The bipartisan Infrastructure law will provide $500 million in grants to be used to improve the energy efficiency and renewable energy infrastructure at public school facilities, both K12 and higher education.

 

The State Energy Offices will be deploying the funding from FY22-26 ($100 million each year).

 

Eligible Use:

  • Renovation, repair, and improvement funding needs that focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

This opportunity, combined with significant unspent federal COVID relief funding, can be leveraged by K12 schools and for higher education to improve educational infrastructure. Additional funding in the “Build Back Better” bill appears to be forthcoming.

 

We have dedicated teams in place that can help you create a roadmap for your smart school or campus with the best technologies and strategies to meet your energy efficiency, sustainability, health, and resiliency goals to transform your educational institutions now and for the future.

 

Much of the previous funding remains unspent. To check for your school or district, please visit: https://covid-relief-data.ed.gov/

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New Federal Funding for Federally Owned Facilities

The bipartisan Infrastructure law will increase program funding for the “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies grant program” to $250 million. Grants will be awarded in support of energy and water efficiency projects and processes in federally owned facilities.

 

The funding will be administered by the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (DOE FEMP) beginning in FY22 and will continue until all funds are used.

 

Eligible Uses/ Projects that:

  • promote the use of external, leveraged funding to advance energy affordability and resilience
  • integrate technologies that advance the resilience and mission-critical functionality of a site/not part of a leveraged project,
  • support the deployment of an integrated energy management system

Eligible Entities:

  • Federal Government-owned facilities

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New Federal Funding is Available to Help Enhance Resiliency of the Electric Grid

The bipartisan Infrastructure law will provide more than $21 billion to support upgrades to the electric grid in an effort to improve reliability and resiliency. The fund for these grants will be administered by the Department of Energy (DOE).

 
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Grid Modernization
 
Funding Amount
Eligible Entity
Eligible Use
Funding Type
Funding Distribution
NEW GRANT PROGRAM
Preventing outages and
enhancing the resilience of the grid
$5 billion
Electric grid operators, transmission owner or operator, distribution provider or any relevant entity
Hardening efforts, technology to reduce the risk of any power lines
that causes wildfires,reduces the risk and consequences of disruptive events, use and construction of DERs and microgrids
Grants
Available FY22-26 
Must establish the program 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act 5-year program
Technologies to enhance grid flexibility
$3 billion
Local government, electricity providers
Technologies that quickly rebalance the grid:
-Distributed energy resources
-energy storage,
-intermittent generation sources,
-Wildfire and national disaster mitigation
 
SmartGrid Investment Matching Grant
$3 billion available beginning in FY2022, to remain available through September 30, 2026
NEW GRANT PROGRAM
Electric grid reliability & resilience research,
development and demonstration
$5 billion
State and local government, tribal nations, local PUCs
Establishes a new “Program Upgrading Our Electric Grid and Ensuring Reliability and Resiliency” for competitive financial assistance. Includes $1 billion in funding for grid resilience investments in rural and remote areas (pop. <10,000). Eligible uses include: cost-effectiveness of rural grid, upgrading T&D lines, reducing GHGs from generation, modernizing generation facilities, developing microgrids, and increasing energy efficiency.
Competitive federal financial assistnace program Cost Sharing
Available FY22-26 Must establish the program 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act
FEMA BRIC Program
$1 billion
States, territories, tribal nations
Community resiliency and disaster mitigation
Demonstrates innovative approaches to partnerships
 
Checking on timeline
Charging & Alternative Fueling Infrastructure
$2.5 billion
State and local government Transit authorities Tribal nations
EV charging infrastructure for alternative fuel corridors
Grant
$300M available for FY22 Increasing each year through FY26Maximum grant amount of $15 million
NEW National Electric Vehicle Formula Program
$5 billion
State government
Strategic deployment of EV charging infrastructure as national interconnected network
Formula 80% federal cost share funding
Available FY22-FY26

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Federal Funding for State and Local Government

Now is an important moment for our country. The U.S. government is preparing to invest billions of dollars to support modernization of critical infrastructure systems that have formed the backbone of our economy for decades, including what has been called the greatest machine ever built -- our 100-year-old power grid, the nation’s aging buildings, and logistically essential airports.

 

The bipartisan Infrastructure law will provide more than $60 billion for state and local governments to electrify transportation, modernize ports, enhance grid resiliency, and increase the energy efficiency of buildings.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding

The infrastructure law has multiple funding sections specifically related to electrifying transportation, which includes not only the electric vehicle itself, but also the critical infrastructure that support it.

 
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for EV Infrastructure
 
Funding Amount
Eligible Entity
Eligible Use
Funding Type
Funding Distribution
Charging & Alternative Fueling Infrastructure
$2.5 billion

State and local government

Transit authorities

Tribal nations

EV charging infrastructure for alternative fuel corridors

Grant

$300 million available for FY22

Increasing each year through FY26

 

Maximum grant amount of $15 million

Buses and Bus facilities
$206 billion

State and local government

Territories

Low/No emission buses and related infrastructure
Grant

$206 million for each fiscal year allocated to all States and territories

 

$4 million allocated to each state for each fiscal year

 

$1 million allocated to each territory for each fiscal year

NEW National Electric Vehicle Formula Program

$5 billion
State Government
Strategic deployment of EV charging infrastructure as national interconnected network 
Formula 80% federal cost share funding 
Available FY22-FY26
NEW  Clean School Bus program
$5 billion

Local or state government

Eligible bus service contractors

Tribal nation

Establish a program to award grants and rebates to replace existing school buses with

-clean school buses and

-zero-emission school busses.

Grants Awards may cover 100 percent of replacement costs 

$1 billion for each FY2022 – 2026

 

$500 million available for each fiscal year for clean and zero-emission school buses

120 days to develop an education and outreach program to promote and explain this award program

Electric Grid Modernization & Resiliency Funding

The threat of extreme weather events, natural disasters and wildfires is increasing every year. Pair this with the rise in energy demands and our grid has an enormous challenge to overcome. The law provides $9 billion in funding to support solutions that reduce the impact of natural disasters, including flooding, wildfires, and storms.

 
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Grid Modernization
 
Funding
Amount
Eligible Entity
Eligible Use
Funding Type
Funding Distribution
NEW GRANT PROGRAM
Preventing outages and
enhancing the resilience
of the grid
$5 billion
Electric grid operators, transmission owner or operator, distribution provider or any relevant entity
Hardening efforts, technology to reduce the risk of any power lines that causes wildfires, reduces the risk and consequences of disruptive events, use and construction of DERs and microgrids
Grants
Available FY22-26

Must establish the program 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act

5-year program

Technologies to

enhance grid

flexibility

$3 billion
Local government, electricity providers
Technologies that quickly rebalance the grid: · Distributed energy resources · energy storage, · intermittent generation sources, · Wildfire and national disaster mitigation
Smart Grid Investment Matching Grant
$3 billion available beginning in FY2022, to remain available through September 30, 2026
NEW GRANT PROGRAM
Electric grid reliability &
resilience research,
development, and
demonstration
$5 billion
State and local government, tribal nations, local PUCs
Includes $1 billion in funding for grid resilience investments in rural and remote areas (pop. <10,000). Eligible uses include cost-effectiveness of rural grid, upgrading T&D lines, reducing GHGs from generation, modernizing generation facilities, developing microgrids, and increasing energy efficiency.
Competitive federal financial assistance program Cost Sharing
Available FY22-26 Must establish the program 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act
FEMA BRIC Program
$1 billion
States, territories, tribal nations

Community resiliency and disaster mitigation

 

Demonstrates innovative approaches to partnerships

 
Checking on timeline

Energy Efficiency Funding

We spend up to 90 percent of our lives inside buildings and the flow of energy, emissions, and air in and out of these structures results in a huge impact on emissions, efficiency, and safety. Buildings alone contribute to nearly 75 percent of our nation’s energy usage – a staggering number, but one we can change, starting with the $1.3 billion allocated for energy efficiency at the state and local level.

 

 

 
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Energy Efficiency
 
Funding
Amount
Eligible Entity
Eligible Use
Funding Type
Funding Distribution

Energy efficiency

improvements and

renewable energy

improvements at

public school facilities

$500 million
Public Schools
Renovation, repair, and improvements focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy
Grant
$100M each year, FY22-FY26 Through State Energy Offices

Energy Efficiency and

Conservation Block

Grant Program

$550 million
Cities, communities, states, U.S. territories, and tribal nations
Programs that finance energy efficiency and other clean energy capital investments, projects, loan programs, and performance contracting programs
Block Grant
FY22

Energy Efficiency

Revolving Loan Fund

Capitalization Grant

Program

$250 million
State Energy Programs
Commercial energy audits, residential energy audits, or energy upgrades or retrofits
Revolving Loan Fund Capitalization Grant
FY22

60% to priority states in accordance with an allocation formula determined by the Secretary

New Federal Funding for Airports

Our roads and bridges are not the only transportation infrastructure that require attention and funding. Our airports also are in dire need of modernization. The bipartisan infrastructure law will provide $20 billion to support airport repair and maintenance backlogs, expansion of accessibility, and energy efficiency upgrades, as well as support new terminal builds.

 
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Energy Efficiency
 
Funding Amount
Eligible Entity
Eligible Use
Funding Type
Funding Distribution

Airport Infrastructure

Grants

$15 billion
Commercial service airports (>10,000 passengers/yr)

Non-primary airports (2,500-<10,000 passengers/yr)
To modernize existing airport infrastructure through
- Upgraded heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical service
- Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure
Grant
FY22-FY26

$3 billion per year

Funding based on formula using airport passenger traffic

There is no maximum apportionment limit.

New Airport

Terminal Program

$5 billion
Large, Medium, Small, and non-hub airports
Terminal development projects that:
- replace aging infrastructure
- improve energy efficiency
Grants
FY22-FY26

$1 billion per year

Breakdown of funding:
55% - Large
15% - Medium
20% - Small
10% - non-hubs

Cost share:
80% - Large & Medium
95% - Small & non-hubs
Timeline January 14th for program implementation

FAA Facilities &

Equipment Funding

$5 billion
FAA Owned Air Traffic Control Facilities
Funding for capital investments related to air navigation facilities and aviation safety systems including acquisition costs, installation, testing, initial spares, initial maintenance contracts and training for equipment, facilities, and other construction projects.
 
FY22-FY26

Subject to congressional approval each fiscal year.

Anticipated FAA will seek to move first of deferred project lists.

New Federal Funding for Ports

Ports face increased pressure to operate efficiently and safely, despite the fact that their existing infrastructure is not suited to support these needs. The infrastructure law assists in these areas to keep our ports operating efficiently, as well as complying with TWIC® (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) guidelines as required through TSA for safety.


 
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for Energy Efficiency
 
Funding Amount
Eligible Entity
Eligible Use
Funding Type
Funding Distribution

Port Infrastructure

Development Grant

program

$230 million
Port operators
Investments to modernize ports
Grant
Q1 FY22

Additional port

infrastructure funding

$475 million
Port operators
Investments to modernize ports
Grant
Q1 FY22

Georgia Port

Authority Funding

$8 million
Georgia Port Authority
Convert existing inland facilities into five pop-up
container yards in both Georgia and North
Carolina to alleviate congestion.
Direct Funding
FY22

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