‘Updated’ US administration releases first Bipartisan Guide to Infrastructure Law

2022-07-10 0 By

Biden administration releases Bipartisan Guide to Infrastructure Law for State, local, tribal and Territory Governments.On January 31, the White House released the first version of a bipartisan guide to infrastructure law to help state, local, tribal, and regional governments benefit from historic investments in America’s national infrastructure.The guide contains the most comprehensive information available on the more than 375 projects in the bipartisan infrastructure law.”This resource is a key part of our extensive engagement with state, local, tribal and regional governments to ensure that the American people benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime investment,” said Mitch Landrieu, senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator.Investing in infrastructure funding will require significant coordination between the federal government, cities, states, tribal governments, community members, and other key partners.Our main goal is to provide people across the country with information about what to apply for, who to contact and how to prepare for rebuilding.”The guidance is a funding roadmap developed under the bipartisan infrastructure law, as well as an explanatory document showing direct federal spending at the project level.Since President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act two months ago, the Biden-Harris administration has reportedly begun to produce results.My administration has made critical progress in implementing the largest long-term investment in America’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century.More than $80 billion has been given to states for roads and highways, Bridges, ports, airports and water systems.High-speed Internet, electric car chargers, power grid upgrading and clean energy demonstration projects have also been launched.The White House also recognizes that state, local, tribal, and regional capacities may be strained due to the pandemic, historic underinvestment, or day-to-day governance challenges.A community’s lack of ability to apply for federal funds can create significant inequality — for many communities, this will be the first time they have applied for funds from a single set of federal agencies.While the bipartisan infrastructure law has earmarked funds for vulnerable communities, the White House Infrastructure Implementation Team will work with states, local governments, tribal governments, districts, federal agencies, charities and others to use all available resources to rapidly provide needed technical assistance and capacity to underserved communities.The United States Government intends to use this guide as a key tool to accelerate and expand the impact of this work.The guide will be updated in the future with dates, key timelines for project implementation, best practices, case studies, and links to key resources developed by the White House and key partners.