News Sep 22, 2022

Jacobs Secures $364 Million in Federal Funding for Clients Across the United States

Competitive federal grant awards will fund projects that make cities and communities more connected, equitable and sustainable

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Jacobs has helped clients across the United States secure $364 million in federal funding for projects that make our cities and communities more connected and sustainable.

The grants were secured through programs like the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program, Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight & Highway Projects (INFRA) grants, and the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program. The awards will be used for a range of infrastructure projects.

Under the USDOT’s RAISE program, Jacobs supported successful applications for multiple pedestrian and bike trail and bridge projects that better connect underserved communities to the cities around them, while providing better access to schools, job opportunities, recreation centers, grocery stores and other essential services for residents.

Jacobs also successfully supported clients receiving INFRA grant awards for projects that will construct new infrastructure, including zero-emission vehicle charging stations, and improve and make resilient critical water infrastructure near a riverside highway.

Awards from the FTA’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Program will be used by multiple state transit agencies to procure battery electric buses to replace diesel buses, advancing their decarbonization goals, new workforce development programs and better servicing of underserved communities.

Allocations for this year’s RAISE and Low or No Emission Vehicle programs were made available by the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) of November 2021.

A Competitive Process

When the IIJA was signed into law in November 2021, it was widely understood to be the largest and broadest infrastructure investment in U.S. history. The sweeping law included $1.2 trillion in investments in a wide range of infrastructure, from roads and bridges, transit systems like ports and rail services, water infrastructure, electric grid and power structures and more. Additionally, the law encouraged infrastructure projects that emphasize sustainability, equity and social value in their communities.

However, state governments and local agencies would have to compete for the funds through a competitive grants application process.

Working hand-in-hand with clients from coast to coast and everywhere in between, Jacobs helped state and local government agencies plan and justify infrastructure projects and develop and submit compelling grant applications.

As part of our evolving Consulting & Advisory services, Jacobs works side by side with clients to co-create bold, innovative solutions to address critical problems in energy transition, decarbonization, climate adaptation and resilience and natural resource stewardship.