The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), aka Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL),
was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. The law
authorizes $1.2 trillion for transportation and infrastructure spending
with $550 billion of that figure going toward “new” investments and
programs. Funding from the IIJA is expansive in its reach, addressing
energy and power infrastructure, access to broadband internet, water
infrastructure, and more. Some of the new programs funded by the bill
could provide the resources needed to address a variety of
infrastructure needs at the local level.
The |S|B|G|A| Federal Liaison Center will monitor program implementation and update resources as needed in the sections below.
NOTE: The new programs are generally still at various stages of agency
development; we will strive to post updates when available.
Here you'll learn about Important Federal Certifications
which may be required for Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) Opportunities;
Receive answers to the following questions:
What certifications does your business need to succeed in the Federal Marketplace?
Who can assist you with the certification process?
Points to Consider in Preparation of Funding/Program Rollout
With implementation underway, the Biden
Administration also released a guidebook to provide information
outlining resources in the infrastructure package. Further, it serves
as a roadmap to the funding available under the law, explaining direct
federal spending at the program level.
The Justice40 Initiative
has made it a priority of the federal government t commit at least 40%
of all federal funds from federal investments to disadvantaged
communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened with
pollution. The categories of investment are: climate change, clean
energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable
housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction
of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water and
wastewater infrastructure. Covered federal investments include any grant
or procurement spending, financing, staffing costs, direct spending, or
benefits to individuals for a covered program in a Justice40 program.
Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool is a geospatial mapping
tool to identify disadvantaged communities across all 50 states, the
District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories that are marginalized,
underserved, and overburdened by pollution. This tool can help promote
the Justice40 program as it can help identify disadvantaged communities.
For more information on the Justice40 Initiative, click on the link here.
Use the screening tool to find out if your community qualifies special Fund - Grant - Contracting Set aside