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Over a year ago, President Biden forged consensus and compromise between Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to deliver the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – a historic investment in America’s crumbling infrastructure that will rebuild roads and bridges, replace lead pipes, help provide high-speed internet to every family in America, deliver cheaper and cleaner energy to households and businesses, and produce concrete results that change people’s lives for the better.
Since signing the law, the Biden-Harris Administration has hit the ground running to make major progress. Already at this early stage, over $280 billion has been announced and is headed to states, Tribes, territories and local governments with thousands of specific recipients and projects identified for funding. Thousands more recipients will be added in the coming months, as additional funding opportunities become grant awards and as formula funds direct states to become specific projects.
By reaching all communities all across the country – including rural communities and historically underserved populations – these investments will position the United States to win the 21st century. To help showcase the early progress, we’ve compiled two maps.
Announced Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding as of August 7, 2023
These maps show how much funding has been announced for work within states, including a breakdown by category of funding. This total includes “formula” funds allocated directly to states for roads and bridges or water systems, for example, as well as funding for airports, ports and superfund site cleanup. A separate tab showcases specific announced and select awarded funding locations and projects. Hover over the dot to see details.
If citing this data for research purposes or for use in other public data products, please use the following suggested citation:
Build.gov (2023). Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Maps Dashboard. Retrieved from https://d2d.gsa.gov/report/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-bil-maps-dashboard, [ADD DATE OF RETRIEVAL]
A note about this data:
These maps are intended to be illustrative of the scope of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the impact it has in all American communities, including yours.
All announcement data represented on these maps, including award and project locations and funding amounts, is preliminary and non-binding. Awards may be contingent on meeting certain requirements.
Data represents announced funding (formula and discretionary) as of August 7, 2023 and awarded funding as of June 30, 2023. This is a small subset of what the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will fund and is not intended to be comprehensive.
Amounts on “State-Level Summary of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Funding as of August 7, 2023” represent the sum of formula funding allocated to each state/territory and discretionary recipients within that state/territory. The total amount shown may not be awarded directly to the state/territory government (for example: FAA Airport Infrastructure Grants are awarded directly to airports but are shown as part of the announced funding within the state the airport is located in).
Locations indicated on “Announced and Select Awarded Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Funding Locations as of August 7” are intended to be illustrative and do not necessarily represent the primary place of performance or recipient location. In most cases, the location shown on the map is the centroid of the city or county in which the funding is located. Additionally, in the case where multiple awards are in the same location, a technique called ‘jittering’ is used to separate overlapping marks. Further, announcements and/or award data does not always equal a project, as a single announcement or award can cover multiple projects in multiple locations. Likewise, a project may be funded by multiple awards. Government-wide reporting standards for awards require agencies to report the primary place where work is being done or where the awardee is located. As a result, one dot on this map may represent multiple projects in multiple locations. Check the description for more information.
To provide as much insight into spending as possible, as of January 2023 this map now contains both announced and select awarded BIL funding. Note that there are some important differences:
- Announced funding, which is captured from Agency press releases, is preliminary and non-binding and therefore may be contingent on grantees meeting certain requirements, whereas awarded funding has been downloaded from USASpending.gov and represents actual obligations, which are defined as a legally binding agreement that will result in outlays, either immediately or in the future.
- Unlike announced funding, which provides the maximum amount a grantee may receive (subject to meeting certain requirements as noted above), awarded funding represents the sum of all obligations under that award as of the data date of the USASpending report, which is currently June 30, 2023, and therefore does not necessarily represent the final award amount.
- Further, this map currently contains only a subset of all awarded funding, specifically the following programs:
- Department of Agriculture
- Reforestation Trust Fund (Replant Act)
- Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
- Highway Safety Improvement Program
- National Highway Freight Program
- Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
- Surface Transportation Block Grant Program
- National Highway Performance Program
- Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects
- Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) – Formula
- Carbon Reduction Program
- Territorial Highway Program
- Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration
- Facilities and Equipment
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Estuary Program Grants
- Brownfields State & Tribal Response Programs
- Geographic Programs – Long Island Sound
- Geographic Programs – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- Department of Agriculture
- Therefore, because they represent different statuses, announced and awarded funding should not be summed or compared.
- Funds allocated to Tribal governments are shown within the state/territory where that Tribal government is located. In most cases, funds allocated to entities that cross state/territory lines (such as urbanized areas) are divided amongst the involved states. Awards with no specific location are not included in the maps or total funding amounts.
Note to data users: If trying to sum the announced and awarded funding by program and comparing it to the appropriation amount for the program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook, note that there are some known instances (including the Army Corps of Engineers programs) where that sum may appear to exceed the appropriation amount due to how the funding was tagged.
- Announcements Data: On a monthly basis, Agencies report all announcements of funding that they have made within the last month (typically via an Agency press release or apportionment table).
- Awards Data: Data are downloaded from USASpending.gov and include all awards for the programs listed above over $100,000 (as of the data date of the report) where an award’s primary place of performance was populated with a county name and where it was tagged with a Disaster Emergency Fund Code (DEFC) of “1” or “Z”, which indicates the award is related to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The data on the specific projects can be downloaded here.
As noted above, the data on this map represents only a subset of all federal awards. To pull all awards funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, users can view a tutorial explaining the steps in the ‘How to Find COVID and Infrastructure Spending’ video here.
How Money Flows from the Federal Government
Federal agencies give money for specific purposes. They give to states, Tribes, territories, local governments, private organizations, schools, or individuals. At a high level, the money flows through the following steps. Most programs are now in step 3.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Fact Sheet
In the coming months, stay tuned for additional details about how the Administration is building a better America and how the law benefits communities in every corner of the country. Please check here for more information about progress.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Programs
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds nearly 400 programs across the federal government. The following programs are included in the ‘State-Level Summary of BIL Funding’ map: