The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides the basis for Federal Highway Administration programs and activities through September 2026. It makes a $350 billion investment in the nation’s highway programs, including the largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the Interstate Highway System, and provides opportunities for all state transportation departments to compete for a significant amount of new grant funding. In Indiana, The BIL increased INDOT’s core federal program by approximately $970 million through FY 2026.
INDOT is using this influx of federal funding to continue taking care of the state’s transportation assets, delivering major projects identified in our seven-year rolling capital/asset management plan, accelerating delivery of projects with high return for taxpayers, including adding travel lanes to I-65 and I-70, and planning for the future.
How the BIL Impacts INDOT
The table below shows the new formula distribution funding above FAST ACT levels, meaning these amounts represent funding on top of what INDOT already receives annually. The local portion goes to both metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) for distribution to urban areas and to INDOT to distribute to rural areas through our local federal-aid program.
Discretionary Grant Opportunities
This portion of the BIL webpage provides information about the discretionary grant opportunities included in the law.
The information included here will be updated as more program implementation details are released by the USDOT.
Discretionary Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program will provide $2.5 billion over five years to a wide range of applicants, including cities, counties, local governments and tribes. This round of funding makes up to $700 million from Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 and 2023 available to strategically deploy EV charging and other alternative vehicle-fueling infrastructure projects in publicly accessible locations in urban and rural communities, as well as along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs).
Click here to read more about the Discretionary Grant Program.
Current Solicitations for BIL
|Program||Amount Available||Applications Due|
|Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program||$88,290,000||11/6/2023|
|Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator||$100,000,000||11/13/2023|
|Thriving Communities-Technical Assistance Received||$0||11/15/2023|
|Highway Use Tax Evasion||$5,940,000||11/17/2023|
|Bridge Investment Program Large Bridge Grants (2023 and 2024 funding)||$4,732,510,000||11/27/2023|
|Thriving Communities Capacity Builders||$22,000,000||11/28/2023|
|Rail Vehicle Replacement Program||$196,906.663||12/18/2023|
|Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE)||$73,500,000||6/30/2024|
|Bridge Investment Program Large Bridge Grants (2025 funding)||$2,432,295,000||8/1/2024|
|Bridge Investment Program Large Bridge Grants (2026 funding)||$2,455,295,000||8/1/2025|
Last updated October 23, 2023