NYC allocated $1 billion in federal infrastructure funding

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New York Construction Report staff writer

New York City has been allocated $987 million in federal infrastructure funding through the city’s federal infrastructure funding task force. Additionally, the city has submitted $1.5 billion worth of competitive federal infrastructure grant applications and plans to submit $1 billion more by the end of the year.

“Over the past year, we’ve had an unprecedented opportunity to secure much-needed resources for critical infrastructure projects, and today, I’m proud to announce that our diligent work is paying off,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “The nearly $1 billion in funding we’ve already been allocated, as well as the additional more than a billion we will soon be seeking, will allow us to build a stronger, more resilient city that delivers a better product for New Yorkers.

“And we’re not stopping there – we’ll continue to go after every federal dollar we can to keep building world-leading infrastructure projects across the five boroughs.”

Recent federal legislation, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, have made unprecedented amounts of federal funding available for key projects across the country.

Grants announced since January 2022 include:

  • Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market Redevelopment – $110 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Program
  • Community Garden Water Management – $47 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program
  • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) SAFEMicromobility E-Bike Charging – $25 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Program
  • Delancey Street Roadway Improvements and Streety Safety Planning – $21.48 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Safe Streets and Roads for All Program
  • Harbor Landing Upgrades for Freight and “Last-Mile” Deliveries – $5.16 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration America’s Marine Highway Program
  • East River Bridges Capital Planning – $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Bridge Investment Program Planning Grant

DOT will facilitate planning and development of a 30-year capital construction program for the four iconic East River Bridges: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.

“We have a responsibility to build a more sustainable and equitable system for our youngest New Yorkers and create the groundwork for greener and healthier communities,” said DOE Chancellor David C. Banks. “I’m looking forward to continuing to prioritize work and initiatives like the Clean School Bus Program alongside Mayor Adams and our agency partners across the city.”

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