How the Act Supports Military-Community Compatible Use

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), is a long-term investment of more than $550 billion from FY22 to FY26. The act targets infrastructure, including roads, bridges, mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband service. It also expands many existing, competitive grant programs and creates additional opportunities for communities and military installations to collaborate on infrastructure projects that address both military and community needs. The Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments, and Other Partners provides funding opportunity details and helps interested parties know what to apply for, who to contact for help, and how funds can be used. The interactive Program Search can be used to sort programs funded by the act, including the agency, program name, and project category. Additionally, the National Conference of State Legislatures developed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Summary: A Road to Stronger Economic Growth, a guide that examines each of the funding areas and summarizes how spending in these categories addresses respective infrastructure needs. Continued and increased investments in Maryland's transportation facilities through the IIJA will help the state's defense communities continue to provide the necessary resources to sustain military operations. The lists and types of available grants that can be used to fund Compatible Use Study or Military Installation Resiliency Review recommendations are extensive; therefore, community and military leaders and planners should familiarize themselves with the various resources that address, for example, eligibility and funding.

Compatibility Factors relevant to the IIJA: All 24 Compatibility Factors

Relevant Grant Opportunities


Relevant Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) resources, programs, and grant opportunities used in support of compatible community development are listed below, by category. For other examples that describe how the act can help Maryland's communities, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) state summary page on the BIL.

  • Resilience
    • Habitat Restoration Grant: Funding to restore marine, estuarine, and coastal, ecosystem habitat, as well as constructing or preserving ecological features that protect coastal communities from flooding or coastal storms.
  • Roads, Bridges, and Major Projects
    • Federal Lands Access Program: Funding infrastructure owned by state, county, local, and tribal governments, which provide access to lands owned and operated by the federal government; focused on heavily used recreation areas and economic development.
  • Water
    • Geographic Programs – Chesapeake Bay Program: Funding for ecosystem and wetland restoration, stormwater treatment and control, nature-based infrastructure, community resilience, resilient shorelines, and environmental education.

​​ To learn more about how the IIJA enhances the work of federal agencies and specific grant opportunities, visit the respective agency websites below.

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