New initiative aims to get smaller cities onto more equal footing competing for the funding.
According to Route Fifty, each bootcamp is tied to a specific grant program in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. There are hundreds of programs in the law. NLC chose the 30 it is focused on by considering factors like: Can cities apply for the money directly, rather than going through states or other entities?; How much money is available?; And does the program fund the types of projects that would produce significant results or improvements for communities?