The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides significant new funding to improve the condition of infrastructure systems across the country. IIJA is the largest investment in the resilience of physical and natural systems in American History. The IIJA represents the culmination of more than 20 years of advocacy and education by ASCE members to elected officials and decision-makers. This bipartisan bill will help improve all categories in the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
is a $1.2 Trillion
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
and includes funding for our:
PASSENGER RAIL NETWORK
Over 5 Years
The IIJA reauthorizes surface transportation programs with 34% more funding than the FAST Act provided.
The IIJA provides close to $500 billion for road and bridge programs in communities across America.”
21 new DOT grant programs that will make targeted investments to repair bridges, improve the resiliency of our surface transportation system, and more.
These funds go a long way to address the $1.2 trillion, 10-year, surface transportation funding gap that ASCE identified in the 2021 Report Card.
FOR ROAD AND
D.O.T. GRANT PROGRAMS
FOR BRIDGES AND MORE
The infrastructure package contains approximately $90 billion in investment for transit programs in urban and rural regions.
The bill invests $73 billion to rebuild the electric grid, calls for building thousands of miles of new power lines, and expanding renewable energy.
The bill also includes several provisions aimed at reinforcing the resilience of the electric grid, such as a nationwide grid reliability program.
That new program would be authorized at $5 billion over five years for projects, activities, technologies, equipment and hardening measures that reduce the likelihood and consequences of disruptive events.
TO REBUILD THE ELECTRIC GRID
Make communities safer and more resilient to the impacts of climate change and cyber-attacks, with an investment of over $50 billion. This includes funds to protect against droughts and floods, in addition to a major investment in weatherization.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the largest investment in the resilience of physical and natural systems in American history.
The IIJA represents the culmination of more than 20 years of advocacy and education by ASCE members to elected officials and decisionmakers. The bipartisan bill will help improve all of the 17 categories in the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.