Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding

​Updated: February 20, 2024


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is a historic investment in states’ transportation systems. WisDOT is working hard to maximize this opportunity to improve Wisconsin’s infrastructure, public safety, innovation and the future of our transportation system.

Click on this interactive map to see how the efforts of Wisconsin's communities, municipalities and Tribes are meeting these goals, maximizing federal discretionary funding opportunities and improving the quality of life for everyone in Wisconsin. The White House shares this fact sheet on how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering in Wisconsin. ​


BIL funding comes to the state in two primary ways:

The first way is formula funding through state programs. This is money that moves through various state-administered programs to pay for construction and received a significant increase through BIL.

Federally funded:

Federal formula funding received a significant increase through BIL. Links to these programs will further explain how to tap into new funding resources.

State funded:

Federally and State funded:

Explore more state program opportunities

The second way federal funding makes improvements in Wisconsin is through discretionary grants. The grant programs included were authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), or Appropriations Act (AA). Individual communities and eligible organizations can apply for these highly competitive grants through U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies. WisDOT is not the grant administrator for these opportunities but has resources to support local government leaders in their application process.

The U.S. DOT and other agencies award federal discretionary grants to eligible applicants through a highly-competitive nationwide process based on qualifications and merit. WisDOT offers many resources, including the opportunity to request a Letter of Support to supplement only U.S. DOT Federal Grant Applications. Discover how to compete for these federal discretionary grants with the link below.

Explore more about Federal discretionary grant programs

Find transportation grant opportunities through WisDOT and the Federal Government. WisDOT experts walk through the available resources. Topics bookmarked within the webinars further tailor the information.

WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson recaps WisDOT’s efforts and resources now available to help find and develop successful grant proposals:

For more information, contact:

Local programs:

Chris Brooks, BIL Primary Point of Contact
(608) 267-3611,

Discretionary funds:​

Jessica L. Wagner, WisDOT Federal Program Officer
(608) 267-6979,