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Bridges & Structures

Bridge Investment Program

Program Overview

The Bridge Investment Program is a competitive, discretionary program that focuses on existing bridges to reduce the overall number of bridges in poor condition, or in fair condition at risk of falling into poor condition. It also expands applicant eligibilities to create opportunity for all levels of government to be direct recipients of program funds. Alongside states and federal lands management agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and local and tribal governments can also apply directly to FHWA, making it easier to advance projects at the local level that meet community needs.

Grant Application

  • New On December 20, 2023, the FHWA opened a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for up to $9.62 billion in FYs 2023 through 2026 Bridge Project grant applications and $80 million in FYs 2023 through FY 2026 Planning Project grant applications under the Bridge Investment Program. Bridge Project Grants under the Bridge Investment Program are available for bridges with total eligible project costs up to $100 million, with minimum grant awards of $2.5 million, and maximum grant awards of 80 percent of the total eligible project costs. Planning Project grant applications are available for bridges with maximum grant awards of 80 percent of the total eligible project costs.

    The deadlines for applications to be submitted via Grants.gov are:

    Fiscal Year BIP Funding Planning Application Deadline Bridge Project Application Deadline
    FY 2023 and 2024 February 19, 2024 March 19, 2024
    FY 2025 October 1, 2024 November 1, 2024
    FY 2026 October 1, 2025 November 1, 2025

  • On September 27, 2023, the FHWA opened a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for up to $9.62 billion in FYs 2023 through 2026 Large Bridge Project grant applications under the Bridge Investment Program. Large Bridge Project Grants under the Bridge Investment Program are available for bridges with total eligible project costs over $100 million, with minimum grant awards of $50 million, and maximum grant awards of 50 percent of the total eligible project costs.

    The deadlines for applications to be submitted via Grants.gov are:

    • August 1, 2024, for consideration of FY 2025 funds.
    • August 1, 2025, for consideration of FY 2026 funds.

  • Bridge Investment Program Fact Sheet
  • Questions and Answers UPDATED 11/21/2023
  • Large Bridge Project Grants NOFO Overview [Recording] [Presentation]
  • Planning Project Grants NOFO Overview [Recording] [Presentation]
  • Bridge Project Grants NOFO Overview [Recording] [Presentation]
  • More information and resources will be added here as they become available.

Application Templates

Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool

The FHWA has developed the Microsoft® Excel®-based Bridge Investment Program Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool (BIP BCA Tool) to help applicants summarize project costs and benefits, and to obtain data from the NBI in preparation of the economic analysis required for both Large Bridge Project and Bridge (smaller projects) applications. Please visit the Bridge Investment Program Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool home page to download the tool and user manual and to view a training video.

Grant Recipients

Per statutory requirements, during the period of FYs 2022 through 2026, in each State from which an eligible project is submitted, DOT will award not fewer than 1 Large Bridge Project that is deemed justified or 2 Bridge Projects that are deemed justified. An award is not required to be made to an eligible project which was determined to not be justified under an evaluation (23 U.S.C. 124(c)(5)(B)(ii) and (iii)). The States that have already met this statutory requirement are:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

Learn more about the recipients.

Grant Implementation

Additional Information

Archived Material

Updated: 02/26/2024
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