Feb 21st 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Dominik Vanyi on Unsplash.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided approximately $11.3 billion for projects designed to rehabilitate land where old coal mines were located. Since Congress passed the law, funding has been allocated through the Abandoned Mine Land reclamation programs – about $725 million annually. The objective is to support communities and encourage them to clean up dangerous environmental […]

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Feb 16th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Bao Menglong on Unsplash.

Following a near-total collapse of air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, early 2024 marks a significant milestone as North American air travel is finally returning to normal. Normal, however, may not be the appropriate word because many airports are experiencing significantly higher passenger demand. The demand is driving a huge need for expansion and renovation, […]

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Feb 14th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Gerd Altmann on Pixabay.

Federal research and development are critical to global competitiveness, so Congress is committed to supporting and encouraging both. Federal programs prioritize funding for almost every type of research. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) allocated a little more than $20 billion through 61 research programs. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) dedicated another $2.5 billion […]

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Feb 9th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The Columbia Canal Power Plant and Canal Races. Courtesy of Jack Boucher.

Demand for renewable energy resources has never been more robust, and billions of dollars in federal funding are now available to support projects designed to meet the demand. Projects that qualify for funding include ones designed to harness energy from water, wind or solar sources. Some technology projects are also eligible. The deployment of renewable […]

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Feb 7th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Maximillian Conacher on Unsplash.

Some people know about Public Facility Corporations (PFCs), but only a few, it seems. Public officials, however, are very familiar with PFCs because affordable housing and essential housing facilities are at the top of their priority list. PFCs are commonly involved in delivering housing options throughout the country. A PFC is a non-profit organization that […]

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Feb 2nd 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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There is no argument – everyone agrees technology is changing our world! Technological evolution and innovation trends are rampant. Changes are happening so fast that it’s simply not possible to keep up with everything. However, because taxpayer dollars fund much of what is happening in the government marketplace, the innovation is interesting to note. The […]

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Jan 31st 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Rendering of the North Canal Project in Houston. Courtesy of the city of Houston.

Every $1 spent on flood mitigation before disaster strikes yields $6 to $7 in saved recovery costs, according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA. Meanwhile, the number of properties in the U.S. that suffer from repeated flood damage is rising at a staggering rate, the Natural Resources Defense Council says. That’s surprising because abundant […]

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Jan 26th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years. Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention because every state has hundreds, […]

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Jan 24th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Rendering of the McCain National Library. Courtesy of Arizona State University.

There is a sector of a federally funded program that I fear is not getting enough attention. This program supports many of the local projects I know public officials want to launch. The Facilities Grant Program, administered through the Treasury Department, is awarding grant funding to support the expansion of broadband accessibility in public centers. […]

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Jan 19th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Cytonn Photography on Unsplash.

After working for the past 25-plus years to help companies be successful in selling to government, I get questions daily about what it takes to be successful in the public sector marketplace. This column’s objective is to provide some “Best Practices for Success” because I firmly believe it is in the best interest of all […]

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Jan 17th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The Borman Expressway. Courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Large funding grants for surface transportation projects are available from the federal government’s Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Program. This program, actively overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is especially focused on funding projects that hold regional or national significance. Applications that were approved in 2023 will provide between $5.45 billion and $5.58 billion for […]

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Jan 12th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The I-83 South Bridge in Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

It is shocking to realize that more than 42% of America’s 617,000 bridges are more than half a century old, and one-third of them are in dire need of repair or replacement. Even more sobering is the fact that 46,000 U.S. bridges are considered structurally deficient or in poor condition, given that 178 million trips […]

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Jan 10th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Martha Dominguez de Gouveia on Unsplash.

In the United States, there are over 6,000 hospitals, approximately 1 million hospital beds and thousands of small clinics. The physical healthcare infrastructure includes buildings, research labs, costly mechanical systems, leading-edge technology and medical equipment of all types. America’s hospital infrastructure is designed and expected to function under a daunting array of circumstances, including providing […]

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Jan 5th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The Nebraska Memorial Stadium, courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

In past years, it was likely more difficult for companies to categorize renovation and repair projects as highly attractive. That might not be the case anymore. Public entities throughout the U.S. are designing extremely large renovation projects, and without a doubt these upcoming projects will be attractive to firms of all types and sizes. Repair […]

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Jan 3rd 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Rendering of a Denver Colfax Corridor BRT station. Courtesy of Greater Denver Transit.

The Federal Transit Administration has about $4.5 billion available in 2024 for transit projects of all types. This includes bus rapid transit projects, light rail and commuter rail initiatives. While most of the projects involve state departments of transportation, the projects are local and require collaboration between the jurisdictions. The upcoming projects will all be […]

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Dec 27th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Here’s something that will be easily missed… but hopefully not by our readers. In December, the Federal Highway Administration announced $110 million in grant funding for 19 wildlife crossing projects in 17 states. That may sound like these projects will be small, but that is not the case. This funding is available now through a […]

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Dec 20th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Gordon Chaffin on Unsplash.

Here’s something that may surprise you! Statistics tell us that American roads are more dangerous than those of other developed countries. The U.S. roadway fatality rate has hovered around 12 deaths per 100,000 motorists for the past 15 years, while other developed countries have traffic fatality rates of under 5 per 100,000. U.S. roads are […]

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Dec 15th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of jhenning on Pixabay.

When the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) went into effect in 2021, it included the largest funding allocation ever made for water infrastructure – $55 billion for projects to improve access to clean drinking water throughout the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was selected to allocate these funds to state and local governmental entities. […]

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Dec 13th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Balazs Busznyak on Unsplash.

Last week, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced $8.1 billion in funding for passenger rail projects. The funding is a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act that Congress passed several years ago, but the funding now is flowing aggressively. This type of historic support is facilitating an abundance of rail projects throughout America. The opportunities […]

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Dec 8th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of Maxwell Ridgeway on Unsplash.

In November, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced another $220 million in grant funding for upcoming ferry projects. The awards will support 13 projects in eight states and American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the U.S. This funding was allocated through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed by Congress. The total allocation made available is approximately […]

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Dec 6th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Photo courtesy of paulbr75 on Pixabay.

Several months ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 33rd anniversary. The law, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, currently covers support and assistance for approximately 42 million people in America. Mandated compliance with ADA statutes creates a large marketplace for construction projects. 2024 will be a banner year for firms interested […]

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Dec 1st 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Federal funding programs are currently supporting initiatives to replace, renovate or prepare public assets for reuse. Courthouses and city halls appear to be receiving an abundance of attention. It is uncommon to see a jurisdictional trend as strong as this type of municipal construction seems to be. However, the trend is likely being driven by […]

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Nov 29th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Two years after the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), an estimated $492 billion remains in federal funding for American infrastructure projects. However, it is crucial to note that there’s a ticking clock because the remaining funding is allocated solely for use between 2024 and […]

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Nov 22nd 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Many people complain about toll road fees. The most common comment is, “Why should I have to pay for using a road that was constructed with my tax dollars”? The answer is simple. The fees required to maintain, expand and construct roadways throughout the state must come from somewhere, and tolled lanes are what public […]

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Nov 17th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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Cities and counties throughout the U.S. are currently planning to launch new facilities to house fire and police stations. A significant number of these new projects will be designed to consolidate fire and police operations. Others will consolidate not only police and fire services but all other emergency management services as well. With strict budgets […]

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