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Table of infrastructure programs under the IIJA, compiled by EBTJV. We will update the table and attached excel file as information comes in. Disclaimer: this table was compiled mostly from publicly available information. We are providing this table simply as a reference.

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Program

Lead Agency

Total Funding Amount

Eligible entities

Priorities

National Culvert

Removal, Replacement and Restoration Grant Program

DOT

and

NOAA

$1 Billion States, units of local government, or Indian Tribe Prioritize awarding grants under the program to projects that improve fish passage for anadromous fish listed as federally Threatened & Endangered (T&E), at-risk, prey for T&E, climate resilient stocks; and projects that open more than 200 m of upstream habitat.
National Fish Passage Program USFWS $200 Million into an existing program Federal agencies, states, tribes, municipalities, NGOs, private landowners

Projects for 22 are expected to be selected by mid-summer.  Projects are selected regionally.
Restoring fish and wildlife passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program
Forest Service Legacy Roads & Trails Remediation Program USFS $250 Million

USFS roads, culverts and trails.

prioritization will be coming from regions, with collaboration at regional level.

Restoring fish passages, road decommissioning, preparing roads for long-term storage, relocating NFS roads and converting NFS roads to trails, including improving resilience to extreme weather events, flooding, or other natural disasters.  Prioritize projects that protect or improve water quality in public drinking water source areas, restore the habitat of a threatened, endangered, or sensitive fish or wildlife species, or maintain future access to the adjacent area for the public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Anadromous fish

passage 

NOAA $400 Million  Federal agencies, states, tribes, municipalities, private landowners. 15% reseved for Indian Tribes or partnerships with Indian Tribes Restoring fish passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance.
Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery NOAA $172 Million competitive grants to states and tribes Restoring habitat for Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery
Collaborative-based, Aquatic-Focused, Landscape-Scale Restoration Program USFS $80 Million Collaboratively-developed proposals on federal and non-federal land, incudling Tribal lands 5 year projects to restore fish passage or water quality on federal and non-federal land.  Gives priority to a project proposal that would result in the most miles of streams being restored for the lowest amount of Federal funding. 
Chesapeake Bay Basin EPA $238 Million State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within the Chesapeake Bay Basin. Federal share for grants to state or local government is not more than 80% of project cost Authorizes transfer of funds for Geographic Programs, National Estuary Program grants, and Gulf Hypoxia Action plan to FWS and NMFS for the costs of carrying out their responsibilities under section 7 of the ESA.  

Great Lakes

Restoration

Initiative

EPA $1 Billion State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within the Great Lakes basin. Federal share for grants to state or local government is not more than 80% of project cost Authorizes transfer of funds for Geographic Programs, National Estuary Program grants, and Gulf Hypoxia Action plan to FWS and NMFS for the costs of carrying out their responsibilities under section 7 of the ESA.  
Puget Sound EPA $89 Million State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within the Puget Sound basin. Federal share for grants to state or local government is not more than 80% of project cost Authorizes transfer of funds for Geographic Programs, National Estuary Program grants, and Gulf Hypoxia Action plan to FWS and NMFS for the costs of carrying out their responsibilities under section 7 of the ESA.  

Lake Champlain

Basin

EPA $40 Million divided over 5 yrs; new grant streams added on top of existing TMDL funding program State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within the Lake Champlain basin. Federal share for grants to state or local government is not more than 80% of project cost Grants (process to be determined) to support infrastructure (which could be nature-based, green infrastructure, stormwater, WWTPs, etc.), environmental justice, and climate change.

Columbia River

Basin

EPA $79 Million State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within the Columbia River basin. Federal share for grants to state or local government is not more than 80% of project cost Authorizes transfer of funds for Geographic Programs, National Estuary Program grants, and Gulf Hypoxia Action plan to FWS and NMFS for the costs of carrying out their responsibilities under section 7 of the ESA.  

Colorado River

Basin

DOI (?) $500 Million State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within Colorado River basin. $100 M for watershed management projects; $250M for aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection; $100M for multi-benefit projects to improve watershed health; $50M for endangered species recovery and conservation programs - all within the Colorado Basin

Klamath River

Basin

USFWS $162 Million State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within the Klamath River basin Klamath basin restoration activities including habitat restoration, planning, design, engineering, , environmental compliance, fee acquisition, infrastructure development, construction, operations and maintenance, improvements, and expansion, as necessary, on lands currently leased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for conservation and recovery of endangered species;

Delaware River

Basin Conservation

Act

USFWS

$26 Million

(5.2m/yr infusion into an existing program that already has a grantmaking component with NFWF)

Learn more about the program.

State, local government, Indian Tribes, NGOs within the Delaware River basin Supports investments in critical on-the-ground projects in the Delaware River Watershed aimed at conserving the region’s natural resources, restoring and protecting important habitat for birds and other wildlife, and helping ensure clean drinking water for more than 13.3 million people.

Invasive Species eradication at

point of entry

USFS $100 Million Federal and non-federal lands   $100 million for FS to detect, prevent, and eradicate invasive species at points of entry and grants for eradication of invasive species on non-federal land and on federal land
Abandoned Mineland Restoration

USDA

and

DOI

$200 Million  Federal and non-federal lands thru Secretary of Agriculture ($100M) and Secretary of Interior ($100 Million) To restore native vegetation and mitigate environmental hazaards on mine lands
Dam safety  FEMA $733 Milllion states  Funding to FEMA to states under National Dam Safety Program Act to enhance dam safety and rehabilitate or remove aging dams

Forest Service dam decommissionin

removal

USFS $10 Million

Non-hydropower Federal dams on USFS managed lands

 

smaller number of projects, sounds like (many?) have been identified

prioritization will be coming from regions, with collaboration at regional level.

Removal of non-hydropower Federal dams and for providing dam removal technical assistance
Dam safety, flood risk reduction, fish passage/water quality, incentive payments max 30% Dept. of Energy   Dam owners or operators of hydroelectric facilities  Incentive payments to dam owners or operators of hydroelectric facilities for improvements
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration ACOE $1.9 Billion, incl. $1B for aquatic ecosystem restoration Multi-purpose projects or multi-purpose programs that include aquatic ecosystem restoration as a purpose
Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership Program  

NRCS

and

USFS

$180 Million States, counties, muncipalities, federal agencies, tribes, NGOs collaborating with FS, NRCS and private producers (funding for FY22 and FY23 only) Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the two USDA agencies are restoring landscapes, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protecting water quality and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat.

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