Wisconsin DOT’s plan for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding

​​​​​​​​​​Updated: August 1, 2022​​

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”)​ into law. Congress appropriated Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds in March 2022. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) received approval in late April 2022 to deploy Wisconsin's allocation for infrastructure improvements throughout the state.

WisDOT began working with organizations representing towns, counties, and municipalities as early as fall 2021 so that project applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2022 could be submitted, and funding could be obligated by the federal deadline of September 30, 2022.

WisDOT’s plan to invest in transportation increases Federal Fiscal 2022 funding across these programs:​

Program typeFunding allocation
Local roads$83,843,000
Local bridges$60,730,200
State highways$123,566,800
Bike and pedestrian facilities$10,543,600
Congestion, mitigation and air quality$4,288,000

For more information, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) publishes a list of anticipated dates for Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for key programs within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as well as adjacent programs that support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's objectives. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) discretionary grant information.

View BIL information related to WisDOT's local program.

  • Surface Transportation Program (STP)​
  • Local Bridge Improvement Assistance Program
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program

Request letter of support

Contact the WisDOT BIL Discretionary Grant Coordinator (see contact information​ below) to request a support letter from WisDOT for a USDOT Discretionary Grant application. Requests should be submitted no later than 1​4 days prior to application submission.​

For more information, contact:​

​WisDOT BIL Discretionary Grants Coordinator​​
(608) 471-6582, julie.seston@dot.wi.gov