MDT is an awardee of the FY 2023 grant for its Mineral County I-90 Improvements Construction Project

Overview

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), signed November 15, 2021, provides up to $15 billion in funds for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 through 2026 across three MPDG programs to invest in projects of national or regional significance.

National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) program: The Mega program supports large, complex projects that are difficult to fund by other means and are likely to generate national or regional economic, mobility, or safety benefits. Eligible projects could include highway, bridge, freight, port, passenger rail, and public transportation projects of national or regional significance that are greater than $100 in total project cost. The BIL makes available up to $1.7 billion in funds from FY 2025-2026. More information can be found here.

Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program: The INFRA program awards competitive grants to multimodal freight and highway projects of national or regional significance to improve the safety, accessibility, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of freight and people in and across rural and urban areas. Eligible projects will improve safety, generate economic benefits, reduce congestion, enhance resiliency, and hold the greatest promise to eliminate supply chain bottlenecks and improve critical freight movements. The BIL makes available up to $2.7 billion in funds from FY 2025-2026. More information can be found here.

Rural Surface Transportation Grant (Rural) program: The Rural program supports projects that improve and expand our nation’s surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas in order to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life. Eligible projects for Rural grants include highway, bridge, and tunnel projects that help improve freight, safety, and provide or increase access to agricultural, commercial, energy, or transportation facilities that support the economy of a rural area. The BIL makes available $780 million in funds from FY 2025-2026. More information can be found here.

FY 2025 NOFO Release Date: March 26, 2024

FY 2025 Submission Date: May 6, 2024

FY 2022 & 2023 MPDG Grant Applications Submitted by MDT

Grant Application Name Project Type MPDG Program Grant Application Description Approx. MPDG Amount Requested
FY 2023 Applications
Mineral County I-90 Improvements Construction MEGA, INFRA, Rural TAFT-West project will reconstruct 5.7 miles of I-90 between ID-MT border and Taft Interchange, and Alberton Bridge project will remove and replace original structures. $66,400,000
Creek-North Reconstruction Project Construction INFRA, Rural The Project will reconstruct 7.3-miles of Montana Highway 41. In addition, two bridges within the Project area will also be replaced as the Stone Creek timber bridge has reached the end of its service life, and the Beaverhead River bridge requires replacement to match the new roadway alignment and width. $24,000,000
Grant Application Name Project Type MPDG Program Grant Application Description Approx. MPDG Amount Requested
FY 2022 Applications
Mineral County I-90 Improvements Construction MEGA, INFRA, Rural TAFT-West project will reconstruct 5.7 miles of I-90 between ID-MT border and Taft Interchange, and Alberton Bridge project will remove and replace original structures. $72,200,000
Billings Bypass Construction INFRA, Rural Construct a new NHS principal arterial 5.5 miles from the intersection of Old Hardin Rd/Johnson Lane to Old Hwy 312/US Hwy 87. $59,700,000