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White House Releases New Infrastructure Law Guidebook/Webinars

Posted on February 1, 2022 by Dene Westbrook

The White House and US Department of Transportation shared the following information yesterday on the recently signed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  The new law combined a reauthorization of federal transportation funding with significant other infrastructure investments in water, broadband, electric vehicles and charging, cybersecurity, and the nation’s energy grid.  This $1.2 trillion, 5-year spending plan is now starting to take shape and funds are expected to begin flowing to the states this Spring.

Monday’s communication offers stakeholders a detailed guidebook on the new law (BUILDING A BETTER AMERICA_FINAL) and registration option for two separate webinars later this week (see below).

According to the communication from the White House/USDOT…

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed in mid-November, is historic in its size – the largest ever investments in broadband, rail and transit, clean energy, and water, just to name a few – as well as the breadth of programs and sectors included in the law.  Implementing the largest investment in our nation’s infrastructure in generations will require deep partnership alongside Members of Congress, Governors, Mayors, Tribal leaders, local officials, and community members.

Today, the White House is releasing a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook to provide information so you know what to apply for, who to contact, and how to get ready to rebuild. This guidebook is a roadmap to the funding available under the law, as well as an explanatory document that shows direct federal spending at the program level. We will continue to update this resource online at Build.gov.  Our goal is for you—communities all across America—to take full advantage of the opportunity this new funding presents.

To help stakeholders better understand how to use this document and hear the latest updates on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law implementation, we are hosting two webinars over the next week:

  • Wednesday, February 2nd, 3PM ET
  • Friday, February 4th, 9AM ET

Resources:

Chris Hackbarth is the League’s director of state & federal affairs. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 and chackbarth@mml.org.

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