Jan 13th 2023 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
well plugging rrc.texas .gov  340x240 RCC releases well plugging map, efforts continue
Well plugging in Refugio County. Courtesy of RRC.Texas.gov.

The Railroad Commission (RRC) released an interactive map that shows ongoing orphan well plugging projects by county. The wells, which can leak methane, toxic water and chemicals into their surroundings, are prioritized by potential public safety and environmental risks. So far, the agency has plugged 128 wells using $25 million in initial funding from the Infrastructure Investment […]

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Jan 13th 2023 | Posted in State, Technology by Texas Government Insider
U.S. broadband need map 340x240 Broadband map provides insight into funding needs

The Texas Broadband Development Map was released Jan. 12. The Texas map is an interactive tool that identifies areas of the state that are eligible for funding broadband expansion projects as defined by state law. An area is eligible for funding when less than 80 percent of serviceable locations have access to internet at speeds of 25 […]

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Dec 19th 2022 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
Pixabay military vehicle 340x240 Billions in military construction projects coming to Texas

The $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed in Congress and is now awaiting the presidential signature. The act has multiple priorities to support Texas military installations and national security efforts. The Texas Coastal Spine Authorization Act supports the construction of a $31 billion coastal barrier system, a large-scale storm risk and ecosystem restoration […]

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Dec 19th 2022 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider
Pixabay charging station 340x240 Texas to receive $13.9B in infrastructure funding

Texas will receive nearly $14 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to be used for more than 310 projects. The largest portion of the funding, $10.8 billion, will go to transportation projects. Other portions include $645 million toward public transit, $246 million for clean energy, $147 million to build a network of electric vehicle chargers […]

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Dec 19th 2022 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
school supplies 340x240 Report on Permanent School Fund shows it could be facing shutdown

According to a report released from the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Permanent School Fund (PSF) has approximately $652.6 million, down from $3 billion at the end of September. If the cap is reached, school districts would be forced to rely solely on taxpayers to fulfill bonds. When a bond is approved by voters for the […]

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Oct 19th 2022 | Posted in Federal, Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay bridge construction  340x240 States receive bridge planning grants totaling $18.4M

Washington D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration awarded the first round of grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Bridge Investment Program. The first round of planning grants will provide $18.4 million to 23 projects in 23 states that improve safety, support economic competition, and provide resilient highway infrastructure to withstand the effects […]

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Oct 14th 2022 | Posted in Federal, State, Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Screenshot 2022 10 14 131402 e1665771328808 340x240 TWDB plans for $222M in water funds
Photo courtesy of the Texas Water Development Board.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved its Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds’ 2023 Intended Use Plans (IUP). The plans detail how the agency intends to utilize $222.3 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA funds will be allocated as additional capitalization grants to the states. Texas expects […]

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Sep 9th 2022 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline
Unsplash broken road 340x240 Maryland DOT releases $19.9B capital budget plan

Maryland – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released its Draft Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) for fiscal years 2023 to 2028, outlining a record $19.9 billion six-year investment to replace and repair aging infrastructure, and expand transit opportunities. The Draft FY 2023-2028 CTP is nearly $2.2 billion more than the FY 2022-2027 CTP. That increase is the […]

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Aug 19th 2022 | Posted in Federal, Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay electric car charge 340x240 $45M in innovative technology grants to improve mobility
Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) together awarded $49.2 million in innovative technology grants to improve mobility and multimodal connections. Grants can be applied to technologies ranging from systems that detect and prevent wrong-way crashes to advanced technology to improve trucking operations and terminal operator […]

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Aug 12th 2022 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider
Pexels Port cargo 1 340x240 RAISE grants funding transportation projects in Texas
Photo courtesy of Pexels

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the official list of awardees from the FY 2022 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The RAISE grant program provides funding for surface transportation projects of local and regional significance. California won the largest amount of RAISE funds with $119.6 million, Texas ranked […]

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Jul 20th 2022 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline
unsplash stadium seats 340x240 Aloha Stadium becoming reality with $400M approval

Hawaii – The governor of Hawaii has signed the state budget, leaving in place $400 million for financing of the new Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Of the $400 million, $350 million is through the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, while the other $50 million comes from the Stadium Development Special Fund to cover expenses […]

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Jul 8th 2022 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline
Missouri 340x240 Missouri governor approves 2023 budget

Missouri – The governor signed Fiscal Year 2023 state operating budget bills on June 30. The budget is approximately $47.5 billion, including $12.5 billion in general revenue. Missouri is going into FY 2023 with a nearly $3 billion surplus in general revenue. Public higher education institutions will receive $460.1 million for capital improvement projects. Some of […]

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Jun 6th 2022 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
GLO 2016 floods sap 340x240 Land Office commits $100M to support building code, ordinance modernization

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is renewing its commitment to supporting communities in need of modern and resilient building codes and flood damage prevention ordinances with the launch of its $100 million Resilient Communities Program. Communities that receive the funds will develop, adopt, and implement modern and resilient building codes and flood damage prevention […]

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May 2nd 2022 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline
AZ Phoenix interchange WEB 340x240 Arizona forms infrastructure task force
Phoenix interchange

Arizona – The state of Arizona launched the Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act Task Force to ensure the state continues to use federal infrastructure funds efficiently and effectively. The task force will strategically align Arizona’s priorities and investments with federal funding opportunities. Funding from the Infrastructure Investment Jobs ACT (IIJA), a $1.2 trillion spending bill passed by Congress, […]

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Mar 30th 2022 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
TFC Capitol Complex construction 340x240 TFC seeking contractors for Capitol Complex Phase 2 building system work

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) will host a mandatory pre-submittal conference at 10 a.m. March 29 for architectural, engineering, and construction services for Phase Two of the Capitol Complex Project in Austin. Phase Two is comprised of two new state office buildings, parking structures, and extension of pedestrian mall (“Capitol Mall”) within the complex. Selected […]

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Mar 30th 2022 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Florida Everglades 340x240 Earmarks pour forth from $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill
Florida Everglades

Washington, D.C. – Legislators across the country secured millions of dollars from the $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill in earmarks for projects in their states and districts. The basic bill provides federal agencies with $730 billion in nondefense funding, a $46 billion increase over fiscal 2021. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership secured $350 million for […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
dam and spillway 340x240 Billions authorized for energy, water development in spending bill

Washington, D.C. – The $1.2 trillion omnibus appropriations legislation signed on March 15 includes more than $52.87 billion for energy and water development, an increase of $3.42 billion from fiscal year 2021. The bill supplies funds for water resources development programs and over $8 billion for related activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) […]

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Mar 11th 2022 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider
GSA El Paso Bridge of the Americas 340x240 Federal funding to help modernize land ports of entry at El Paso, Brownsville
El Paso Bridge of the Americas

Two Texas land ports of entry are set to receive a portion of $3.4 billion in funding from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for modernization and construction projects through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Federal funding will support the construction and modernization of land ports of entry (LPOEs) on the country’s northern and southern borders […]

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Feb 9th 2022 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Kimball Health Services hospital 340x240 USDA to disperse $1B for building rural community facilities
Kimball Health Services hospital

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $1 billion to build and improve community facilities in 48 states to increase access to health care, education, and public safety. More than 730 projects will benefit from the USDA funding designed to spur community development and build sound infrastructure for people living in rural […]

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Jan 31st 2022 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
Texas Military Preparedness Committee Corpus Christi Naval Air Station 1 340x240 Texas Military Commission awards $15M in grants for base improvements
Texas Military Preparedness Committee - Corpus Christi Naval Air Station

The Texas Military Preparedness Commission awarded a new round of $15.3 million in grants to assist military communities across the state that may be impacted by any future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) rounds. Funds from the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) program will be invested in infrastructure projects. Additional funding will go to […]

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Oct 29th 2021 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider
NAS Kingsville fire dept 340x240 Kingsville seeking funds to aid Naval Air Station with building construction
Naval Air Station Kingsville Fire Department

The Kingsville City Commission approved two grant applications on October 12 seeking state funding for the construction of a fire rescue truck facility and relocation of the Pass and Tag Office at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville. By applying for Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grants (DEAAG), Kingsville hopes to secure funds that will support its […]

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Sep 30th 2021 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Government Contracting Pipeline
fire extinguisher 3891361 960 720 340x240 California enacts $15B climate package to battle wildfires, drought

California – The governor of California signed a $15 billion climate package on September 23 that includes investments for building wildfire and forest resilience, supporting immediate drought response and long-term water resilience, and protecting communities from climate risks such as extreme heat and sea level rise. The $5.2 Billion Water and Drought Resilience Package invests […]

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Sep 30th 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
TRS building rendering 340x240 Teacher Retirement System eyes $300M Mueller Business District campus
TRS building rendering

The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) board of trustees on September 17 authorized the purchase of a new headquarters at the Mueller Business District in Austin, pending final negotiations. TRS, which manages a pension trust fund of nearly $200 billion, estimates the move will save it up to $15 million over the next 20 years by […]

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Sep 8th 2021 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
FRA railroad track welding 340x240 FRA to release $362M for rail improvement projects

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration will make nearly $362 million available through its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program. CRISI funds projects that reduce congestion, improve short-line and regional railroad infrastructure, relocate rail lines, enhance multi-modal connections, and facilitate service integration between rail and other modes such as at ports or […]

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Sep 8th 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
Port of Corpus Christi 340x240 Port of Corpus Christi, GLO partner on carbon dioxide storage infrastructure

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) will co-develop a carbon dioxide storage solution in the Coastal Bend in support of national decarbonization targets. Such a solution would involve infrastructure to transport and permanently store carbon dioxide captured by various industrial target sources in the greater Port of Corpus […]

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