The 2023 Interim Final Rule (IFR) submitted for publication in August of 2023 by the Treasury allows for new eligible uses for costs incurred beginning December 29, 2022.
The 2023 IFR provides a framework for using SLFRF funds for projects eligible under the 26 surface transportation programs specified in the 2023 CAA (Surface Transportation projects). This eligible use category is broken out into three pathways. Pathway One outlines how recipients may use SLFRF funds for projects receiving funding from DOT. Pathway Two outlines how recipients may use SLFRF funds for projects that are not receiving funding from DOT. Pathway Three outlines how recipients may use SLFRF funds to satisfy non-federal share requirements for certain Surface Transportation projects or to repay a loan provided under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program. The requirements of titles 23, 40, and 49 of the U.S. code generally apply to this eligible use category.
Recipients may spend the greater of $10 million or 30% of the County’s total grant amount in total for all Surface Transportation and Title I eligible use categories.
- Surface Transportation Projects receiving funding from DOT
- Surface Transportation Projects not receiving funding from DOT: Streamlined Framework
- Non-federal share requirements for a Surface Transportation project or repaying a TIFIA loan