The Bridge Investment Program (BIP) grants will be awarded to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of people and freight over bridges, improve the condition of bridges in the United States, and to provide financial assistance that leverages and encourages non-Federal contributions from sponsors and stakeholders involved in the planning, design, and construction of eligible projects.


Additional goals include reducing the number of bridges in poor condition or in fair condition and at risk of falling into poor condition within the next 3 years, reducing the total person miles traveled over bridges in poor condition or in fair condition and at risk of falling into poor condition in the next 3 years, and reducing the number of bridges that do not meet current geometric design standards or cannot meet the load and traffic requirements typical of the regional transportation network.


Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity:

The U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $2.36 billion in grant funding through the Bridge Investment Program discretionary grant program on June 10, 2022.



Important NOFO details:


Eligible Applicants

  • State DOT

  • MPO

  • Local Gov’t. or group of Local Gov’ts.

  • Tribes

  • Public Authority


Eligible Projects

  • Planning Projects – Planning, feasibility analyses, and revenue forecasting associated with the development of a project eligible under BIP

  • Bridge Projects – Replace, rehabilitate, preserve, or protect one or more bridges on the National Bridge Inventory. Includes bridge bundling and culverts.



Project Outcome Criteria

  • State of Good Repair

  • Safety

  • Mobility and Economic Competitiveness

  • Climate Change, Resiliency, and the Environment

  • Quality of Life

  • Innovation



  • $2.34 billion for FY2022 for Bridge Projects & $20 million for Planning Projects



  • 07/25/22 – Planning Project Applications due

  • 08/09/22 – Large Bridge Project Applications due

  • 09/08/22 – Bridge Project Applications due

  • 09/30/25 – Obligation of Funds due