US Department of Transportation Briefing for NATaT on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Programs of Interest to our Towns and Townships

1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) includes billions of dollars in competitive funding available to local governments, including towns and townships, across dozens of new and existing programs. As our towns and townships begin to rebuild and reinvest in their communities, the Biden-Harris Administration wants to support local leaders as they combine funding streams, organize around their priorities, and build local support for long overdue infrastructure projects. 

To that end, senior staff from the Department of Transportation will provide NATaT with an overview of the programs included in the BIL that will be of interest to our membership. One of those programs, the Federal Railroad Administration’s new Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program, will be of particular interest to our towns and townships.

NATaT is pleased to invite you to a discussion with Mr. Charles Small, DOT’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs and Mr. Ryan Arbuckle and Ms. Sabrina McNeal from the FRA’s Office of Governmental Affairs to provide details on these programs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

11:30AM – 12:30PM Eastern

All registrants will receive the Zoom link for this presentation at 10:30AM Eastern on April 26.

Note, the program will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.


NATaT’s annual fly-in “America’s Town Hall” scheduled for May 11-12, 2022

Wednesday, May 11: Virtual Town Hall (1-4PM Eastern)

  1. USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg (not yet confirmed)
  2. USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Grant Program Panel. The panel will include USDA staff and NATaT-member recipients to discuss the Community Facilities Grant Program and how it can benefit your community.
  3. Connecting Your Community Panel Discussion: Kathryn de Wit, Pew Charitable Trust and Christopher Mitchell, Institute for Local Self Reliance. The panelists will provide insights on how NATaT members can best engage with your state broadband offices, effectively collaborate with public and private entities to deploy broadband to unserved and underserved areas, and how to best navigate the variety of federal funding opportunities to address access, adoption, affordability, digital equity, and digital inclusion.  

Thursday, May 12: Virtual Legislative Meetings with House Representatives and Senators (Times TBD)