NYC Has Been Allocated Nearly $1 Billion In Total Federal Infrastructure Funding
NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced earlier this month that New York City has been allocated for $987 million in federal infrastructure funding through the city’s Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force, including $367 million in competitive funding. Additionally, the city has submitted $1.5 billion worth of competitive federal infrastructure grant applications and plans to submit $1 billion more—totaling more than $2.5 billion—in grant applications 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 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.”
“From roads, bridges, ports, and airports to clean water and high-speed internet, President Biden’s ‘Investing in America Agenda’ is delivering on rebuilding our infrastructure,” said Senior Advisor to President Biden and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu. “Our investments in New York through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are strengthening our supply chains and our national economy—creating good-paying jobs and improving sustainability in our nation’s most populated city. The work we are doing in New York with Mayor Adams, countless state and local officials, and community leaders is proof that, together, we are growing our economy from the bottom up and middle out and working for working people. That’s Bidenomics at work.”
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. Recognizing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Mayor Adams formed the Federal Infrastructure Funding Task Force. Under Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi’s guidance, that task force evaluates the competitive grant opportunities available, with a focus on new opportunities made possible through the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act and works to break silos and foster creativity across the agencies. The city has aligned its priorities for high-quality, sustainable, and equitable infrastructure with aggressive and creative grant applications from a wide range of infrastructure agencies. To date, the city has submitted more than 70 individual applications to more than 35 grant programs.
Significant Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grants
Announced from January 2022 to Date
- Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market Redevelopment – $110 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Program—The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with the New York City Department of Small Business Services and New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), is redeveloping the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market. The new produce market will be an approximately 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art intermodal freight facility with more than 800,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space and 200,000 square feet of ancillary space. The produce market distributes over 2.5 billion pounds of produce a year to New York City and the New York metropolitan region.
- Community Garden Water Management—$47 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program—The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) will provide on-site water infrastructure to 260 food-producing community gardens throughout the city, supporting city parks and urban agriculture infrastructure in all five boroughs.
- 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—NYCHA will build safe and secure e-bike charging and storage facilities. This grant covers 173 stations across 53 NYCHA developments. The charging and storage stations will reduce the chances of e-bike related fires at NYCHA facilities. This means that residents will no longer need to charge their e-bikes in their apartments. They will be able to do so safely, outdoors. This year represents the first time a public housing authority has won a capital construction transportation RAISE grant.
- 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—DOT will use $18.5 million for safety improvements at Delancey Street at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. These upgrades will include a road diet, a separated bikeway, accessibility improvements, and street reconstruction for pedestrian, bike, and vehicle safety outcomes. The remaining funding will support planning grant activities focusing on pedestrian flow modelling and a Micromobility safety tool kit.
- 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 applaud the Adams administration for taking full advantage of the historic infrastructure funding coming down from the federal government,” said Carlo A. Scissura, president and CEO, New York Building Congress. “These projects have the potential to transform our city by improving connectivity, making our communities more resilient and creating numerous jobs for New Yorkers. We will continue to advocate down in Washington DC to make sure this funding gets out the door, and on the ground as soon as possible. Our industry is eager to get these projects built.”
“As we look to uplift our economy and make New York better now and for future generations, we must continue to fund critical infrastructure projects that not only upgrade our city, but create thousands of good paying, family sustaining careers,” said Gary LaBarbera, president, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. “This latest federal funding will go a long way in achieving these goals and providing hard working New Yorkers from all backgrounds an opportunity to enter the middle class and provide much needed economic stimulus to their communities.”