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States Receive $61 Billion in Infrastructure Funding

The Federal Highway Administration has released $61 billion in state infrastructure funding as part of the third round of bipartisan infrastructure law released funding.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg thanked President Joe Biden when announcing the release Oct. 5 of Fiscal Year 2024 apportionments.

“Long-needed major improvements are coming to America’s network of roads, bridges and highways,” Buttigieg said, noting that the Transportation Department is “proud to deliver funding to modernize roads and bridges across America — strengthening our supply chains, creating good-paying jobs and connecting Americans to every corner of this country.”

Federal infrastructure law funds are distributed each fiscal year by FHWA based on a formula crafted by the United States Congress.

“These historic investments in American infrastructure give states the flexibility they need to determine how to allocate funds for a range of transportation projects, such as improving safety for all road users, replacing aging bridges and reducing carbon emissions,” Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt said.

The $61 billion for FY2024 is a $17.6 billion increase compared to FY2021, when the bipartisan infrastructure law was enacted.

For FY2024 federal-aid highway programs, $54.6 billion was authorized to be allocated from the Highway Trust Fund. 

That’s another increase from last year’s FY2023’s $53.53 billion and up 4% compared with $52.48 billion in FY2022.

Unchanged for the third fiscal year is a total of $246 million to develop the Appalachian highway system and be split among Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The largest grants go to Alabama ($73.87 million) and West Virginia ($40 million). 

The states receiving the lowest shares are Mississippi ($3.19 million) and Maryland ($11.17 million).

The top 10 states receiving the most grant funding are Texas ($5.37 billion), California ($5.05 billion), Florida ($2.61 billion), New York ($2.31 billion), Pennsylvania ($2.26 billion), Illinois ($1.95 billion), Georgia ($1.77 billion), Ohio ($1.84 billion), Michigan ($1.45 billion), North Carolina ($1.43 billion).

The highest amount at $29.58 billion will go to the National Highway Performance Program, $14.39 billion to the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program.

$3.11 billion to the Highway Safety Improvement Program and $2.63 billion to the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program. 

Other funds include $1.45 billion earmarked for the PROTECT Program, which issues grants to states for extreme weather and natural disasters, and $1.42 billion for the National Highway Freight Program.

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