Implementation of the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The federal Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021.
This webpage provides links and information relevant to IIJA programs that are relevant to DEEP’s programs and mission. DEEP welcomes public involvement and participation in our efforts to capture historic federal investment in Connecticut. Note that all active IIJA-related funding opportunities administered by DEEP will be posted on the DEEP Grants and Financial Assistance webpage.
Click on an area of interest:
- DEEP seeking input on broadband infrastructure programs through a Request for Information (RFI). Responses due by August 26, 2022
- Notice of Request for Comment and Notice of Public Meeting on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – Section 40101(d) – Grid Resilience Formula Funding
- Notice of Request for Information on Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Funding Opportunity Announcement. Responses due September 6, 2022
In coordination with the Office of the Governor and our sister State Agencies, DEEP is tracking dozens of federal programs authorized or expanded by the IIJA, that align with DEEP’s mission. In some cases, the IIJA has increased funding available through previously established federal programs, such as the Weatherization Assistance Program and the Clean Water Fund; in other cases, the IIJA has authorized entirely new programs, such as the EPA Clean School Bus grant program. Some of the IIJA programs are so-called “formula” programs that will allocate a specified percentage of funding to Connecticut; funding in other programs will be allocated competitively, or through pilot or demonstration projects. DEEP will in some cases be the administrator of certain IIJA-funded programs, and in other cases, DEEP will be applying to federal agencies for funding. For some programs, DEEP’s role will be to monitor, provide technical assistance, planning support, or other guidance for municipalities or other entities eligible to apply for IIJA funding.