Veteran grant manager to lead Kansas Infrastructure Hub

TOPEKA – Matt Volz has joined the Kansas Infrastructure Hub (Hub) as Executive Director. His experience includes over 30 years in the transportation infrastructure industry in Kansas, nationally and internationally. An experienced grant application manager, Volz has developed and advanced over $300 million in successful federal grant applications for local and state agencies.

Formed in 2022, the Hub connects multiple state agencies to serve as a resource center for Kansas communities. The Hub offers free technical assistance to entities applying for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) grants.

Volz began his career with the Kansas Department of Transportation in 1991 as a roadway designer, and in 1997, became the first state Intelligent Transportation Systems engineer in Kansas. In consulting for the past 20 years, he has worked extensively in the Midwest and nationally on transportation technology projects, as well as internationally, having lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates.

“I am very excited to take on this role for the State of Kansas,” Volz said. “Helping our communities pursue federal funding to assist with infrastructure projects is critical to our state’s economic growth.”

Volz received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakote State University, his – master’s degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas.

The Kansas Infrastructure Hub was established to maximize BIL opportunities for Kansas. The Hub does so by providing no-cost technical assistance and promoting infrastructure projects related to water, transportation, energy, broadband, cybersecurity and emergency management across Kansas. In addition, the Hub administers the Build Kansas Fund, which can support communities with match dollars for grant programs funded through BIL.  For more information or to find out how to apply to the Build Kansas Fund, visit

On April 24, the Kansas Infrastructure Hub will host an Infrastructure Summit in Salina. Cities, counties, tribal governments, regional planning organizations and the private sector are encouraged to attend. Topics include BIL funding opportunities, grant funding resources and project alignment. Summit agenda and registration are at


– Matt Volz, submitted photo.


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