Each year, NFRMPO staff track bills moving through the State legislature focusing on transportation, air quality, and related topics, and provide periodic updates to the Planning Council. These Legislative Updates allow the Planning Councilmembers to be aware of legislation that may impact decisions at the NFRMPO or in their local communities.
The 2023 Colorado Legislative Season begins Monday, January 9, 2023.
Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act
The Infrastruvcture Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed on November 15, 2021 and provides $50B between FFY2022 and 2026 to fund infrastructure investments.
Current Funding Opportunities
Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program
Deadline: October 13, 2022
- Planning grants and capital construction grants, as well as technical assistance, to restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities
Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program
Deadline: October 24, 2022
- Construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of nationally significant projects within, adjacent to, or accessing Federal and tribal lands
Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovation (ATTAIN)
Deadline: November 18, 2022
- Promote advanced technologies to improve safety and reduce travel times for drivers and transit riders and that can serve as national examples
Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants
Deadline: November 18, 2022
- Conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart community technologies and systems in order to improve transportation efficiency and safety
FHWA maintains a Competitive Grant Funding Matrix that provides information about the grant program, eligible applicants, and whether a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available. USDOT has prepared the DOT Navigator to help communities to better plan for grants.
SB21-260: Sustainability of the Transportation System
Senate Bill (SB) 21-260 was signed by Governor Polis on June 17, 2021, creating new and expanded funding sources to invest in electrification and multimodal transportation.
- Fund multimodal projects that benefit older adults and residents of rural areas and Disproportionately Impacted (DI) Communities, provides enhanced mobility for persons with disabilities, provides safe routes to schools for children, and reduces emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases
- Mitigate the environmental and health impacts of increased air pollution from motor vehicle emissions in nonattainment areas
- Transit electrification through planning efforts, transit site upgrades, procurement of electric transit buses, and deployment of associated charging infrastructure
- Incentivizing and supporting the use of electric motor vehicles and other clean fleet technologies by owners and operators of motor vehicle fleets