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Connect with U.S. DOT Staff 

U.S. DOT staff across the country work with their partners in state and local government, along with other stakeholders, to help deliver infrastructure projects and provide technical assistance. Find support from the U.S. DOT Operating Administration managing your BIL-funded project near you.

Helpful BIL-related Links 

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) makes historic investments in the transportation sector: improving public safety and climate resilience, creating and improving access to jobs across the country, and delivering a more equitable future.  

  • Discover open and upcoming funding opportunities, view all of U.S. DOT's grant programs, find out about some critical infrastructure projects U.S. DOT has funded. Learn more about BIL here.    
  • Use the DOT Navigator to help you understand the best ways to apply for grants and access technical assistance so that you may plan for and deliver transformative infrastructure projects and services. Get started with the DOT Navigator here.
  • Get general information about applying for federal funding and understanding some of the key requirements, including what kind of funding is available, what categories of funding programs might work best, and whether discretionary grant funding or loan financing are viable options for your project. Access resources to help understand the federal grant-making.
  • U.S. DOT created a checklist to help local governments chart a strategic pathway to take advantage of these historic infrastructure investments to build good projects well. This resource provides clarity regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. Get tips for preparing successful grant applications.
  • Use the Project Readiness Checklist to help you develop projects that are well positioned to receive federal funding and deliver a project. In this checklist, find background and guidance on factors to consider for project readiness including transportation planning requirements, public engagement, and coordination with state or regional implementation partners; working through federal environmental and other compliance requirements; and positioning your organization to manage the project and federal grant processes.
  • The Build America Bureau provides resources for finding credit opportunities, accessing technical assistance, and highlighting best practices in project planning, financing, delivery, and monitoring. 

Related Technical Assistance 

  • Federal Highway Association (FHWA) Center for Local Aid Support provides solutions-oriented information, training, and technical assistance to local governments, Tribes, U.S. territories, and Federal land management agencies. Use the links below to connect to a center near you to access targeted project delivery support for your local agency or Tribal community.
  • Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) promotes safe and effective delivery of public transportation services for rural and Tribal transit operators across the nation. Use the links below to connect to a program near you to access comprehensive training and technical assistance resources for your rural or Tribal transit agency.
  • FHWA’s Office of Tribal Transportation (OTT) administers the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) and provides stewardship and oversight for direct funding agreements with 135 federally recognized Tribes. The OTT also provides support for all FHWA activities affecting tribal transportation.
  • Find training courses for your specific project delivery needs at the National Highway Institute (NHI)National Transit Institute (NTI), and the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
  • FHWA's Resource Center is the primary source of technical assistance and technology deployment to FHWA's Federal, state, and local partners. It provides personalized technical assistance, customized training, and ongoing support; supports implementation of new innovations; and shares knowledge of national and international best practices. You can access Resource Center experts through their respective teams and your local division office.
  • The Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program is jointly administered by FHWA and FTA to help decision makers, transportation officials, and staff resolve the increasingly complex issues they face when addressing transportation needs in their communities. This comprehensive program offers free training, technical assistance, peer exchanges, and support for state, local, regional, and Tribal governments, transit operators, and community leaders.