Department of Transportation, Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation

Program Type:


Eligible Geography:



Funding provided under National Infrastructure Investments have supported capital projects which repair bridges or improve infrastructure to a state of good repair; projects that implement safety improvements to reduce fatalities and serious injuries, including improving grade crossings or providing shorter or more direct access to critical health services; projects that connect communities and people to jobs, services, and education; and, projects that anchor economic revitalization and job growth in communities.

If construction of the transportation project will allow concurrent installation of fiber or other broadband deployment as an essential service, the applicant should describe those activities and how they support quality of life. The Department will consider that information when evaluating the project’s alignment with the quality of life merit criterion. Unless the concurrent activities support transportation, they will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Eligible Recipients:

Local Government; State Government; Tribal Entity

Eligible Recipients Detail:

State and Local Governments; Tribal Entities

Eligible Purpose:

Last Mile Infrastructure; Middle Mile Infrastructure; Backbone Infrastructure; Broadband Development Planning

Eligible Purpose Detail:

Applicants can use BUILD funding for broadband renovation when it coincides with the following activities:

Road or bridge projects; public transportation; passenger/freight rail; port infrastructure; intermodal; tribal land surface transportation; transportation planning projects