Almost 20% of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be spent on improving the nation's infrastructure. Scroll down for details on how much is available and under what conditions. We're updating this page as information becomes available, so check back often.

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  • $300 million for diesel emissions reduction to be competitively awarded by the EPA.

Public grounds and facilities

  • $3.5 billion for airport improvement grants to be distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a discretionary basis.
  • $750 million to fund existing project backlogs for USFS-related maintenance construction and to be distributed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
  • $700 million for Superfund hazardous waste cleanup to be distributed by the EPA, based on the hazard ranking system with priority given to existing contracts and interagency agreements.
  • $320 million to fund existing project backlogs for BLM-related maintenance and construction to be distributed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
  • $200 million for transportation infrastructure facilities and equipment to be distributed by the FAA on a discretionary basis.
  • $100 million for brownfields cleanup to be competitively awarded by the EPA with priority on petroleum contamination.

Solid waste

  • $200 million for the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to be distributed by the EPA on a discretionary basis. It provides for the cleanup of underground storage tanks as authorized by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, but the ARRA waives state matching requirements.
  • $4.2 billion for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) program to be distributed by the Department of Energy to develop public education programs designed to increase participation and efficiency rates for recycling programs. Just half of the amount ($2.1 billion) is dedicated to the EECBG formula set forth by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. The balance will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Streets, roads, and bridges

  • $27.5 billion for highway and bridge construction projects to be distributed to state transportation departments by the U.S. DOT with a portion of those state funds allocated to urban areas based on population size.
  • $8.4 billion for transit capital assistance to be distributed based on the existing Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) urban and rural transit formula.
  • $1.5 billion for the U.S. DOT to be competitively awarded via grants to state and local governments.

Technology and equipment

  • $7.2 billion in wireless and broadband grants to be competitively awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as well as distributed on a discretionary basis.
  • $6.3 billion for state and local government energy grants to be competitively awarded by the Department of Energy as well as distributed on a discretionary basis.

Water, wastewater, and stormwater

  • $4 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program to be distributed to individual state revolving funds using the existing allotment formula. States must indicate by April 3 that they intend to accept the federal stimulus funds. Local projects must be submitted to states as soon as possible, and recipients must have projects under construction or have awarded a contract for construction by Feb. 17, 2010, although a preference may be given to projects that can be initiated by June 17, 2009. States must give priority to projects using American-made iron, steel or manufactured goods, and projects must follow the prevailing wage law. The 20% state matching requirements for SRF projects are waived, and states must use no less than 50% of their capitalization grants for additional assistance such as principal forgiveness, negative interest loans, and grants. Up to 20% of SRF funding must be used for "green infrastructure" projects such as those that address energy efficiency, innovative water quality improvements, decentralized wastewater treatment, and stormwater runoff mitigation.
  • $2 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program to be distributed to individual SRFs using the existing allotment formula. States must indicate by April 3 that they intend to accept the federal stimulus funds. Local projects must be submitted to states as soon as possible, and recipients must have projects under construction or have awarded a contract for construction by Feb. 17, 2010, although a preference may be given to projects that can be initiated by June 17, 2009. States must give priority to projects using American-made iron, steel or manufactured goods, and projects must follow the prevailing wage law. The 20% state matching requirements for SRF projects are waived, and states must use no less than 50% of their capitalization grants for additional assistance such as principal forgiveness, negative interest loans, and grants. Up to 20% of SRF funding must be used for "green infrastructure" projects such as those that address water efficiency, innovative water quality improvements, and water conservation.
  • $1.38 billion for the USDA's Rural Water and Waste Disposal program to be distributed by the USDA on a discretionary basis to water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas.
  • $340 million for watershed infrastructure to be distributed by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service on a discretionary basis.

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