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File #: 21-2948   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Intergovernmental Relations Committee
On agenda: 4/14/2021
Posting Language: Federal Infrastructure Opportunities: • Appropriations • Surface Transportation • American Jobs Plan
Attachments: 1. IGR_Federal_Update_4.14.21
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TO: Intergovernmental Relations Committee

FROM: Jeff Coyle, Assistant City Manager

SUBJECT: Federal Legislative Update

DATE: April 9, 2021

The City's Government & Public Affairs Department will provide an update on upcoming infrastructure opportunities through the federal government to include FY 2022 appropriations, Surface Transportation Reauthorization legislation and the recently announced American Jobs Plan.

Since the passage of the American Rescue Plan to manage and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus in Washington has shifted to the nation's infrastructure. From the announcement of the return of earmarks under the moniker of Community Project Funding to the March 31st release of the Biden Administration's American Jobs Act, the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and community partners are anticipating three distinct opportunities to seek funding for infrastructure projects. Each opportunity varies on the process, time frame, and potential size of the projects submitted. Below is a summary of each opportunity.

Appropriations - Community Project Funding
Under the Community Project Funding process, members of Congress will be able to sponsor up to ten funding requests from state and local governments and certain nonprofit organizations. While a funding cap has not been determined it is expected that these requests could range from $250,000 to $1,000,000 per request. Projects submitted must qualify under certain existing federal accounts and programs, such as the Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), FEMA's Mitigation Grant Program, as examples. Additionally, these projects must demonstrate significant community support through letters, op-eds, or other forms of documentation. The deadlines to submit requests range from April 12 to April 16.

Surface Transportation Reauthorization
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will allow Congressional ...

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