The NCRPC Community Development Department, in a coordinated effort with Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), organized a Round Table Discussion on August 16, 2022 in Salina, Kansas, focused on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the additional grant opportunities it brings to Kansas and our region. The primary goals of the round table were to increase understanding, identify key projects for regional efforts, and determine next steps with partners. KDOT highly recommends taking a broader/regional approach on grant applications as those will be ranked higher than applications focusing on individual cities or territories.
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August 16, 2022 Meeting Materials
Presentation slides – NCRPC (PDF, 548 KB)
Presentation slides – KDOT/Kansas Infrastructure Hub 101 (PDF, 2.35 MB)
Regional BIL Project Priorities Survey
At the August 16, 2022 meeting, the NCRPC launched the Regional BIL Project Priorities survey. The purpose is to assess needs in the region and determine how best to meet those needs and support communities in North Central Kansas. Specifically we will be helping to aggregate projects as they relate to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
We invite others in the region to take the survey using the link below.
The deadline to complete the survey is October 1, 2022.
Ways to Stay Informed
Next steps determined at the August 16, 2022 meeting were to have a Zoom meeting every two weeks to stay informed and keep moving forward and an in-person meeting every two months to further explore possible projects. These are both subject to change if it is deemed that meetings need to be held less frequently.
Tentative Zoom Schedule – All scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
- September 8, 2022 | Zoom Recording (MP4, 179 MB – 01:06:00)
- October 20, 2022
Note: For schedule updates and Zoom registration details, be sure to sign up to receive BIL-specific email notifications from NCRPC by sending a request to email@example.com.
Next In-Person Meeting
November 15, 2022 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Salina, KS (Location details to be determined)
Kansas Infrastructure Hub – For the latest information on Kansas’ approach to BIL and funding announcements, check back to the HUB often. Don’t miss the search features under the “Grants” tab in the upper right.
Local Infrastructure Hub – This new portal is focused on smaller projects and includes a great search option based on key word, agency and applicant type. View the Local Infrastructure Hub calendar for additional learning opportunities including webinars.
If you are interested in being added to a BIL newsletter from the Kansas Infrastructure Hub, send a request via email to BIL@ks.gov.
To sign up for updates specifically on BIL from NCRPC, send an email to Deb Carlson Ohlde, NCRPC Strategic Development Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.