Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act / Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & Inflation Reduction Act

The City of New Orleans has assembled a multi-departmental team that is analyzing infrastructure needs from city departments and related agencies within New Orleans and the region. The Federal Infrastructure Task Force (formerly the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Task Force) is evaluating approximately 400 projects from three dozen entities that could lead to billions of dollars in funding for the region.

The Task Force will be working alongside a group of community and business leaders who are providing valuable assistance in connecting with regional and state partners about the infrastructure needs of Southeast Louisiana and public engagement process around this effort.

With the strong foundation of projects identified and compiled, the Task Force is now:

  • Linking the approximately 400 projects that have been identified to specific opportunities within the IIJA and IRA;
  • Thoroughly analyzing the IIJA and IRA Programs to identify other potential opportunities for local needs;
  • Expanding coordination and engagement with regional partners to identify projects that would benefit the region and/or state;
  • Prioritizing projects based on the shared goals of the Cantrell and Biden administrations: Equity, Resilience, Economic Development and Sustainability; and
  • Engaging with federal partners so that we are ready and prepared to respond once funding is available.

Council Presentations

IIJA Updates

Discretionary Grant Awards

As of Mach 13, 2024, the City of New Orleans has directly received the following discretionary grants funded by IIJA and IRA programs.

Project Federal Award Funding Program

Bayou Bienvenue Central Wetlands Restoration: Preliminary Design

$888,793

National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF)
Bayou Bienvenue Marsh Restoration - Planning and Design $489,813 Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities

Broadband Outreach and Equity Program

$370,950 Affordable Connectivity Program Competitive Outreach Program

Chef Highway Safety and Complete Streets Study

$96,000 FHWA Planning Funds
Connecting New Orleans EAst for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility $61,544,718 Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program

I-10 New Orleans East Service Road Safety Study

$116,000 FHWA Planning Funds
Naval Support Activity Complex East Bank Brownfields Clean Up $2,000,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant
New Orleans Canopy Training, Urban Reforestation, and Neighborhood Leadership (NOCTURNL) $8,000,000 Urban & community Forestry Program
New Orleans Recycling Expansion and Planning (NOREAP) $3,982,000 Solid Waster Infrastructure for Recycling Program (SWIFR)

Sanchez Center Microgrid Design

$221,375 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Transportation Safety Action Plan

$751,831 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)