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State Infrastructure Banks (SIBs)

State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) Pilot Programs: Guidance
This document provides guidance on the administration of the two State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) pilot programs that currently exist authorized by:

  • The National Highway System Designation Act of 1995, Section 35
  • The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) of 1998, section 1511

The document provides a summary discussion of stewardship practices for managing the SIB pilot programs based on legislative requirements, existing SIB Guidance, and a survey conducted of all FHWA Division Offices regarding program use by the States.  It also includes examples of best practices related to the SIB pilot programs identified in a 2011 review of the program, together with tools that may aid FHWA Division Offices and the States in carrying out their stewardship responsibilities.

SAFETEA-LU Fact Sheet
Summarizes changes to the SIB program from SAFETEA-LU.

TEA-21 Fact Sheet
Summarizes changes to the SIB program from TEA-21.

Chapter 4 (Section 4.2) of FHWA's Innovative Finance Primer
This comprehensive document was issued by FHWA in 2002 and provides good coverage of SIBs.

Feb. 2002 SIB Review: a national financial management improvement project (FMIP), an element of FHWA's quality initiative. The review addressed a range of SIB operational elements, including organizational structure, financial policies and outreach efforts.

Please note that this resource contains references to websites and contact individuals that may no longer be current. However, updated and comprehensive listings of project finance resources and contacts are available throughout the IPD Project Finance website.

May 2001 SIB Guidance
The most recent SIB guidance was developed after the passage of TEA-21 and continues to pertain to SAFETEA-LU SIBs.

FHWA Guidance for Administering the SIB Pilot Program (Oct. 1997)
This initial SIB guidance pertains to SIBs established under the NHS Act.

SIB Report to Congress (February 28, 1997)
This preliminary assessment of the pilot program from the NHS Act analyzed progress toward implementation, opportunities, and constraints posed by enabling legislation.

SIB Primer (Sept. 1997)
This SIB Primer discusses the pilot program from the NHS Act.

Please note that this resource contains references to websites and contact individuals that may no longer be current. However, updated and comprehensive listings of project finance resources and contacts are available throughout the IPD Project Finance website.