NEW YORK, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the Local Infrastructure Hub: Support for U.S. Cities and Towns to Put Federal Funding to Work for Residents, a national program to ensure that all cities and towns can access federal infrastructure funding to drive local recovery, improve communities, and deliver results for residents. With a $50 million initial investment, the Hub will bring together nonprofits, city networks, academics, and policy experts to provide direct support to communities as they develop applications, including: one-on-one coaching, webinars, on-demand answers to pressing questions, data analysis, guidance from issue experts on a range of infrastructure-related topics, and easily accessible information on the rules and timeframes for specific funding opportunities.
- The Local Infrastructure Hub brings together leading experts in policy and innovation in a program that includes information, resources, and technical assistance to help cities access this once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity.
- First, the hub will help local leaders navigate and understand the large quantities of information from the federal government on the nearly 400 funding opportunities available.
- And second, it will help cities and towns develop competitive funding applications that are most likely to be awarded federal grants.
- "We are proud to support the Local Infrastructure Hub, which represents the potential of a major leap in achieving the goal of broadband access for all."