BIL Resources – North Central Region

image for BIL Resources intoductory pageCheck back often for the latest information on North Central Kansas’ approach to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and potential funding opportunities for the region.

Background

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. The discussion centered around 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.

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 survey deadline has been extended to December 6, 2022. Thank you for your participation!

Take the SurveyRegional BIL Project Priorities

 

 

Stay Informed

The second regional round table discussion NCRPC hosted took place in Salina, KS, on November 15, 2022.  This meeting continued the discussion about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and a regional approach to accessing the funds—this time with a focus on Energy, Broadband, and Cybersecurity.

Presentation slides - Cybersecurity (PDF, 360 KB) - Jeff Maxon, Chief Information Security Officer

Presentation slides - Energy (PDF, 184 KB) - Lynn Retz, Kansas Corporation Commission

Presentation slides - Broadband (PDF, 2.16 MB) - Jade Piros de Carvalho, Kansas Office of Broadband Development

September 8, 2022  |  Zoom Recording (MP4, 179 MB – 01:06:00)

Guest Presenters: Vanessa Lamoreaux, KDOT and Tom Stiles, KDHE

October 25, 2022  |  Zoom Recording (MP4, 221 MB – 01:11:59)

Guest Presenter: Cathy Tucker-Vogel, KDHE

Topic Focus: Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)

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 communitydevelopmentadvisor@ncrpc.org.

Additional Resources

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.

Sign up for BIL Updates from NCRPC

To sign up for updates specifically on BIL from NCRPC, send an email to Deb Carlson Ohlde, NCRPC Strategic Development Advisor, at communitydevelopmentadvisor@ncrpc.org.