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One Year Into Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Hickenlooper Lauds $3 Billion Announced for Colorado So Far

Nov 15, 2022

Funds have been deployed to improve I-70 at Floyd Hill, finish the Arkansas Valley Conduit, connect every Coloradan to high-speed internet, improve airport infrastructure, and more.

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper celebrated the one year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law he helped write becoming law. To date, over $1.1 billion has been delivered to Colorado, with nearly $3 billion in funds announced in total. More investments will be announced as the rollout continues. Hickenlooper was part of the bipartisan group of 22 senators who negotiated and wrote the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law. 

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivered crucial resources to rural Colorado airports, funded long-stalled projects like the Arkansas Valley Conduit, and kickstarted others like the Floyd Hill project,” said Hickenlooper. “That’s just in the first year, more is on the way!”

Already funded projects include:

  • improving key roads and bridges throughout the state,
  • expanding affordable and high-speed internet,
  • capping orphan methane wells,
  • delivering clean water to dozens of communities,
  • improving airport terminals, runways, and key infrastructure,
  • growing our EV charging network, and more.

For a list of all the projects that have been announced, visit HERE or see below:

Specific Project Funding

Project NameLocationType of ProjectAmount Funded
South Platte River and Tributaries ProjectAdams and Denver CountiesInland Flood Risk Management Projects$349,600,000
Colorado School of Mines FacilityGoldenEnergy and Minerals Research Facility$167,000,000
I-70 Floyd Hill to Veterans Memorial Tunnels ImprovementsFloyd HillNationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA)$100,000,000
Airport Terminal Program – Denver International AirportDenverAirport Terminal Program$60,000,000
Arkansas Valley ConduitPuebloWater & Groundwater Storage, And Conveyance$60,000,000
Buses and Bus Facilities – State of Colorado, Department of TransportationState of Colorado, Department of TransportationLow or No Emission (Bus) Grants$34,765,737
The Westward Three ProjectGrand Junction, Glenwood Springs, and RifleLocal and Regional Project Assistance Grants (RAISE)$24,248,940
Tribal Broadband Connectivity ProgramTowaocNTIA Broadband Grant$22,700,000
Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association, Inc.Eastern PlainsDistance Learning, Telemedicine, And Broadband Program: Reconnect Program$18,738,398
Colorado Front RangeArapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and the Pike-San Isabel National Forests.Fuel Breaks; Hazardous Fuels (Mechanical Thinning And Timber Harvesting; Precommercial Thinning In Young Growth); Hazardous Fuels Management; Prescribed Fires$18,100,000
West Side ConnectorPuebloLocal and Regional Project Assistance Grants (RAISE)$16,834,725
Delta-Montrose Electric AssociationDelta and Montrose CountiesFiber Optic Internet Expansion$13,800,000
St. Vrain River, Longmont, Co (Cap Sec 205)LongmontContinuing Authorities Program (Under Flood Control Act And River And Harbor Act)$6,707,000
Buses and Bus Facilities – State of Colorado, Department of TransportationState of Colorado, Department of TransportationLow or No Emission (Bus) Grants$5,721,272
Grand ValleyGrand ValleyAging Infrastructure Account$5,300,000
Rio Grande Intermodal TransportationAlamosaLocal and Regional Project Assistance Grants (RAISE)$4,777,640
Airport Terminal Program – Durango-La Plata County AirportDurangoAirport Terminal Program$3,200,000
Low or No Emission – Mesa CountyMesa CountyLow or No Emission (Bus) Grants$2,844,274
Buses and Bus Facilities – State of Colorado, Department of TransportationState of Colorado, Department of TransportationLow or No Emission (Bus) Grants$2,568,000
Low or No Emission – State of Colorado, Department of TransportationState of Colorado, Department of TransportationLow or No Emission (Bus) Grants$2,353,400
Greeley AMI Meter Installation ProjectGreeleyWaterSMART Grants$2,000,000
Brownfields Project – Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentColorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentBrownfields Projects$2,000,000
Buses and Bus Facilities – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)Low or No Emission (Bus) Grants$1,814,882
Big Sandy School District No. 100JSIMLAClean School Bus Program$1,095,000
Low or No Emission – Mesa CountyMesa CountyLow or No Emission (Bus) Grants$1,056,984
Fryingpan- ArkansasPuebloAging Infrastructure Account$1,000,000
East Grand School District No. 2GranbyClean School Bus Program$790,000
City of Colorado SpringsColorado SpringsBridge Investment Program$750,000
Primero Reorganized School District No. 2WestonClean School Bus Program$700,000
Buffalo Creek Bridge (#543-5.3) ReplacementPike and San Isabel National ForestsCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$660,000
Corral Creek Hybrid Aquatic Organism PassageArapaho-Roosevelt National ForestsCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$600,000
Aquatic Organism Passage and Flood ResiliencyWhite River National ForestCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$560,000
Red Sandstone Road-Stream CrossingsWhite River National ForestCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$530,000
Brownfields Project – Lamar, City ofLamarBrownfields Projects$500,000
Eleven Mile Canyon and Lower Lake George Watershed Health Improvement ProgramPike-San Isabel National ForestCollaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program$500,000
John Martin Reservoir, CoHastyCorps of Engineers Operation and Maintenance$465,000
Gunnison Basin Cheatgrass and Wet Meadow Implementation ProjectGunnison BasinEcosystem – Sagebrush-Steppe$400,000
Sangre de Cristo School District No. Re-22JMoscaClean School Bus Program$305,000
Spring Creek, Colorado Springs, CoColorado SpringsContinuing Authorities Program (Under Flood Control Act And River And Harbor Act)$300,000
Palmetto Gulch RestorationPalmetto GulchDirect Federal Spending (Or Other) For National Revegetation Strategy$300,000
Hermosa Aquatic Organism PassageSan Juan National ForestCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$250,000
Restoration of Native Sagebrush Habitats from Cheatgrass Invasion in Northwestern Colorado (Phase 1)MoffatEcosystem – Sagebrush-Steppe$230,926
Upper Arkansas and Upper Animas Watersheds – Trout Unlimited ProjectsUpper Arkansas and Upper Animas WatershedsDirect Federal Spending (Or Other) For National Revegetation Strategy$210,000
Leadville Unauthorized Road DecommissioningPike and San Isabel National ForestsCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$163,750
Animas Forks – Upper Animas Watershed restorationUpper Animas WatershedDirect Federal Spending (Or Other) For National Revegetation Strategy$160,000
Southern Platte Valley, CoSouthern Platte ValleyContinuing Authorities Program (Under Flood Control Act And River And Harbor Act)$130,000
Bear Creek Unauthorized Trail DecommissioningPike and San Isabel National ForestsCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$100,000
John Martin Reservoir, COHastyInland Flood Risk Management Projects$90,000
Trinidad Lake, COTrinidadInland Flood Risk Management Projects$85,000
Eradicating invasive plants, such as tamarisk, to restore Dolores River desert riparian systems in ColoradoStatewideDirect Federal Spending (Or Other) For National Revegetation Strategy$85,000
Wearyman Watershed Improvement ProjectWhite River National ForestCapital Improvement And Maintenance – Legacy Road And Trail Remediation Program$75,000
PIFR – Mancos Conservation DistrictMancosWatershed And Flood Prevention Operations$55,000
PIFR – La Plate River WatershedDurangoWatershed And Flood Prevention Operations$55,000
Eradicating tamarisk to improve riparian habitats in western ColoradoWestern ColoradoDirect Federal Spending (Or Other) For National Revegetation Strategy$42,000
Eradicating invasive plants, including tamarisk and Russian olive, to improve riparian habitats in McElmo Creek and Yellow Jacket Creek in ColoradoStatewideDirect Federal Spending (Or Other) For National Revegetation Strategy$25,000
Modernization of the Maybell Irrigation District’s Diversion from the Yampa River in ColoradoYampa RiverWaterSMART GrantsTBD
Pagosa Gateway ProjectPagosa SpringsWaterSMART GrantsTBD

Airport Infrastructure Grants

Airport CodeCityAmount Funded
Denver International – DENDenver$59,164,109
City of Colorado Springs Municipal – COSColorado Springs$4,409,674
Aspen-Pitkin County/Sardy Field – ASEAspen$2,582,155
Grand Junction Regional – GJTGrand Junction$2,242,202
Durango-La Plata County – DRODurango$1,921,731
Eagle County Regional – EGEEagle$1,899,256
Montrose Regional – MTJMontrose$1,705,211
Yampa Valley – HDNHayden$1,399,975
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional – GUCGunnison$1,023,462
Pueblo Memorial – PUBPueblo$1,007,930
San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field – ALSAlamosa$1,006,513
Centennial – APADenver$763,000
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan – BJCDenver$763,000
Meadow Lake – FLYColorado Springs$295,000
Colorado Air and Space Port – CFODenver$295,000
Northern Colorado Regional – FNLFort Collins/Loveland$295,000
Greeley-Weld County – GXYGreeley$295,000
Vance Brand – LMOLongmont$295,000
Rifle Garfield County – RILRifle$295,000
Steamboat Springs/Bob Adams Field – SBSSteamboat Springs$295,000
Boulder Municipal – BDUBoulder$159,000
Central Colorado Regional – AEJBuena Vista$159,000
Kit Carson County – ITRBurlington$159,000
Fremont County – 1V6Canon City$159,000
Cortez Municipal – CEZCortez$159,000
Craig-Moffat – CAGCraig$159,000
Blake Field – AJZDelta$159,000
Erie Municipal – EIKErie$159,000
Fort Morgan Municipal – FMMFort Morgan$159,000
La Junta Municipal – LHXLa Junta$159,000
Lamar Municipal – LAALamar$159,000
Limon Municipal – LICLimon$159,000
Monte Vista Municipal – MVIMonte Vista$159,000
Stevens Field – PSOPagosa Springs$159,000
Salida Airport Harriett Alexander Field – ANKSalida$159,000
Sterling Municipal – STKSterling$159,000
Telluride Regional – TEXTelluride$159,000
Spanish Peaks Airfield – 4V1Walsenburg$159,000
Wray Municipal – 2V5Wray$159,000
Colorado Plains Regional – AKOAkron$110,000
Granby-Grand County – GNBGranby$110,000
Holyoke – HEQHolyoke$110,000
Mc Elroy Airfield – 20VKremmling$110,000
Lake County – LXVLeadville$110,000
Meeker Coulter Field – EEOMeeker$110,000
Hopkins Field – AIBNucla$110,000
Rangely – 4V0Rangely$110,000
Perry Stokes – TADTrinidad$110,000
Yuma Municipal – 2V6Yuma$110,000

Statewide Funding

Type of ProjectAmount Funded
National Highway Performance Program$388,510,343
National Highway Performance Program$380,892,493
Surface Transportation Block Grant Program$189,005,031
Surface Transportation Block Grant Program$185,299,050
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$79,720,158
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Lead Service Lines Replacement$56,015,000
Weatherization Assistance Program$50,064,163
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program$47,007,154
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program$46,085,445
Bridge Formula Program$45,000,000
Highway Safety Improvement Program$40,369,698
Highway Safety Improvement Program$39,515,716
Orphaned Well Site Plugging, Remediation, And Restoration$39,006,000
Bridge Formula Program$38,250,000
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund$35,550,000
State of Good Repair Formula Grants$26,408,090
Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) – Formula$19,163,010
National Highway Freight Program$19,131,793
Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) – Formula$18,787,265
National Highway Freight Program$18,756,660
Carbon Reduction Program$16,852,949
Carbon Reduction Program$16,522,499
Formula Grants for Rural Areas$16,294,849
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Emerging Contaminants (incl. PFAS)$14,927,000
Clean Water State Revolving Fund$14,236,000
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program$12,042,045
Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund$9,967,000
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$9,839,350
Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid / Hazard Hardening$8,635,068
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program$8,368,277
Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program$7,552,723
Metropolitan Planning$7,116,558
Metropolitan Planning$6,977,018
State Energy Program$6,906,270
Bridge Formula Program$6,750,000
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$6,407,063
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$5,687,110
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grants$4,720,506
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$4,071,708
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grants$4,000,000
Railway-Highway Crossings Program$3,684,600
Railway-Highway Crossings Program$3,673,853
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$3,481,385
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities$2,808,695
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$2,804,939
Metropolitan Transportation Planning Program$2,554,038
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$2,462,406
Highway Safety Programs$2,251,321
National Priority Safety Programs$1,887,755
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities$1,725,893
Urbanized Area Formula Grants$1,602,232
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program$1,545,991
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grants$1,296,978
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities$1,036,995
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grants$829,379
Metropolitan Planning$756,301
Clean Water State Revolving Fund-Emerging Contaminants$747,000
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities$740,666
Statewide Transportation Planning$529,800
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grants$420,190
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities$343,067
Rural Transportation Assistance Program$216,377
Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid / Hazard Hardening$175,485
Metropolitan Planning$155,758
Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid / Hazard Hardening$122,944
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Formula$97,913

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