Federal Funding Opportunities Center
An information and resource nerve center for municipalities
In 2021 and 2022, the U.S. Federal Government passed historic pieces of legislation that will have large impacts on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for years to come. MAPC is working hard with State and Municipal leaders to ensure access to funding to pursue our ambitious climate, infrastructure, transportation, and economic development goals.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law/ Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act was passed in the end of 2021 and authorized $1.2 trillion in transportation and infrastructure funding over the next 5 years, including $550 billion in spending on public transit, roads and bridges, climate resiliency, water infrastructure, clean energy, broadband, and other infrastructure investments.
Alongside funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the IIJA will create jobs, address a backlog of essential infrastructure investments, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was passed in August of 2022 and made changes to the IRS and tax code, healthcare policies, and provided historic climate and infrastructure investments. The IRA instilled money into existing programs and created new funding opportunities for states, municipalities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Many of the programs outlined in the IRA and BIL/IIJA have not yet been fully rolled out. As more information becomes available, we will update this webpage to ensure your municipality has access to the most current information and resources available. We encourage you to check back often!