Rural Infrastructure Survey

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Rural stakeholders,

The State of Michigan is hard at work maximizing the new funding resources sent to Michigan through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). In addition to making use of the resources available to the state, agencies like the Office of Rural Development in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Infrastructure Office (MIO), the Michigan High Speed Internet Office, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation seek to help communities access and deploy IIJA funding available to them. This survey is designed to help these agencies better understand and respond to local and regional infrastructure needs, plans, and readiness to apply for and administer new infrastructure resources.

Please take a few moments to respond to the short survey here by Friday, September 23 to share general information about your community’s infrastructure priorities and needs. Any stakeholders engaged in planning for infrastructure at the local or regional level may participate. This information will be used to plan for communications and support to rural communities as the new infrastructure funding becomes available.

For your reference, a few helpful resources on new infrastructure funding are available at the websites below:

  • A Rural Playbook for the Infrastructure and Jobs Investment Act, or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), provides a summary of funding opportunities available through the law.
  • The Michigan Infrastructure Office website summarizes the asset classes/infrastructure types that may be funded under IJIA or BIL in Michigan.
  • The Local Infrastructure Hub includes information on nearly 400 funding opportunities in a database that allows searching and sorting by topic and opportunity.

Thank you for your time and participation, and please contact Sarah Lucas, Deputy Director, MDARD Office of Rural Development, at with any questions at all.




Sarah Lucas, Deputy Director

Office of Rural Development

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development