Sep 30th 2021 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Government Contracting Pipeline

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

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

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

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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Aug 26th 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
Capitol Complex construction

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) anticipates issuing three solicitations by the end of the month for construction managers at risk (CMARs) to oversee major capital projects for state facilities. TFC intends to release a CMAR solicitation for the second phase of the Capitol Complex by the end of the month. The second phase will add […]

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Jun 28th 2021 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider

Hundreds of airports in Texas will receive millions of dollars in Airport Rescue Grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The agency will award $7.39 billion in grants to airports across the country to keep U.S. airport workers employed, construction projects going and help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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Jun 21st 2021 | Posted in State, Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Houston flooding

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is drafting an action plan that includes a set aside of $750 million in federal disaster mitigation funding to Harris County and will direct at least $500 million in additional funds to the county through a regional mitigation program. After Harris County was denied a direct allocation by the […]

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Jun 4th 2021 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Minnesota Gold Line BRT station rendering

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is recommending $2.5 billion to help fund the construction or completion of 25 rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and streetcar projects in 12 states as well as others that earn eligibility in fiscal year 2022. FTA’s FY 2022 Annual Report on Funding Recommendations includes $1.56 billion for 17 […]

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Apr 22nd 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) a $5 million grant to test a new user-based funding method for highways and bridges. To help pay for road infrastructure improvements and maintenance and optimize roadway performance, TxDOT plans to assess the feasibility of using smartphone technology to better understand travel patterns. […]

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Apr 22nd 2021 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Florida Keys

Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 15 announced $300 million in financial assistance for water infrastructure upgrades in Washington, D.C., Louisville, Kentucky, and the Florida Keys. Funds will come from the EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) as part of 49 allotments totaling $9.3 billion. DC Water will receive $156 […]

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Apr 1st 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Transportation Commission approved the Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan (BTMP) on March 25 that forecasts strong economic growth but cautions that border infrastructure improvements are needed to avoid crossing times rising to unmanageable levels. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff presented the plan, which projects: The value of goods moved by commercial motor […]

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Mar 23rd 2021 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Grand Mesa

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $285 million in 556 deferred infrastructure improvements in national forests and grasslands for fiscal year 2021. These U.S. Forest Service projects will benefit from the newly created National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund established to contribute to economic growth and job creation in […]

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Mar 4th 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider
Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Multiple recovery efforts around the state will benefit from $19.3 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA investments announced on February 18 are: Lamar State College Port Arthur will receive $4.3 million to support workforce development and diversification through the design and construction […]

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Feb 2nd 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Military Preparedness Commission will award $16.3 million to military communities from the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program. These grants assist military communities across the state that may be impacted by any closures. The funds will be invested in infrastructure projects and other initiatives to increase the military value of these installations in […]

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Jan 25th 2021 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline

Alabama – Huntsville prevailed in the bidding war to be the new site of the U.S. Space Command headquarters. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett selected Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville as the preferred location for the headquarters on January 13 for factors related to mission, infrastructure capacity, community support, and costs to the Department of […]

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Jan 6th 2021 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider
Houston Ship Channel

The omnibus funding bill signed into law on December 27 authorized 20 water infrastructure projects in Texas under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. Authorization of the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Improvement Project will bolster efforts to expand the port. As the local sponsor of this federal waterway, Port Houston is partnering with […]

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Nov 24th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider

Port San Antonio is one of six candidate locations selected by the Department of the Air Force for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters on November 19. Self-nominated communities from across 24 states were evaluated as potential locations for hosting the headquarters. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg led a contingent that recently visited Washington, D.C. to […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in News, State by Texas Government Insider

The study team of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a revised Coastal Texas Study draft proposal on October 30 for the construction of a coastal storm surge barrier in Galveston Bay. The Coastal Texas Protection & Restoration Feasibility Study, or the Coastal Texas Study, is examining the feasibility […]

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Aug 14th 2020 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 includes plans to demolish and replace Building 5 at its Camp Hubbard Campus in Austin. Estimated project cost is $72 million. Buildings 1 and 5 at Camp Hubbard were built in 1955 and are experiencing multiple infrastructure system failures. Based on these factors and […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Sacramento Station

California – The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) released a list of more than $11 billion in near-term infrastructure projects on June 23 that could be funded by federal stimulus spending. Titled “Ready for Recovery: A Call for Short-Term Strategic Investments in Infrastructure in the Greater Sacramento Region,” the list identifies hundreds of critical projects from 50 […]

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Jun 19th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Portal North Bridge rendering

New Jersey – The state’s application for a $811.12 million federal grant to replace the aging Portal North bridge earned President Trump’s authorization on June 12. After his dinner with Gov. Phil Murphy, the president tweeted he would support the Federal Transit Administration grant for the $1.9 billion project, which is one in a series of […]

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Jun 5th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider
Hurricane Harvey damages in Rockport

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) kicked off the first round of the application process for nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding for mitigation projects in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey and severe flooding in 2015 and 2016. GLO officials are administrating the federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

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May 3rd 2020 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of Inglewood automated people mover

California – The California State Transportation Agency awarded the city of Inglewood a $95.2 million grant to put toward construction of the city’s $1.02 billion automated people mover and three stations. The Inglewood Transit Connector is designed to transport passengers from the LA Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line’s Downtown Inglewood Station to new housing and employment centers and […]

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Apr 27th 2020 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) notified the city of Houston on April 22 that it will seek approval to cancel nearly $1 billion in federal Hurricane Harvey housing recovery funds to the city and take over administration of the program. GLO Commissioner George P. Bush wrote Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner that due to ongoing […]

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Apr 20th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on April 14 announced the award of about $10 billion to commercial and general aviation airports from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program. USDOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ready to deliver CARES Act grants in April to eligible airports throughout the nation. […]

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