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The White House has provided updates on the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Act). Notably, the White House released fact sheets for providing detailed information about announced funding opportunities and projects for each state as well as for tribal areas.1 Each state fact sheet also provides anticipated funding allocations by category over the five years.
Over a year ago, President Biden signed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Act into law, which, among other funding programs, allocated $65 billion for broadband initiatives. The bulk of the broadband funding was allocated for a $42.45 billion competitive grant program for qualifying infrastructure, mapping, and adoption projects, also known as the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.
Since that time, the White House, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), other federal agencies, and the States have worked to implement various programs, including the BEAD Program.
Infrastructure Investment Progress
As directed via programs in the Infrastructure Act, substantial infrastructure projects have already been launched including: (i) 3,700 bridge repair and replacement projects across the country; and (ii) repairs on 69,000 miles of roadway. Funds have also already been awarded for 3,000 new clean transit and school buses across the nation. State plans have also been approved for water infrastructure funding and EV charging networks.
Furthermore, nearly $200 billion in funding from the Infrastructure Act has been allocated and over 20,000 project awards have been made. These awards and projects impact over 4,500 communities. The White House has created an interactive map to illustrate the announced infrastructure funding award and project locations across the U.S as of January 13, 2023. But it is important to note that all announcement data represented on the interactive map is preliminary and non-binding and does not include all funding to be dispersed.2 Awards may be contingent on meeting certain requirements.
In terms of broadband initiatives, NTIA has approved State plans for high-speed internet deployment and allocated funds for State planning activities. Additionally, implementation of the Infrastructure Act has already led to increased enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program to over 16 million households.
The White House has provided the following state-by-state fact sheets outlining funding for: (i) roads and bridges; (ii) internet; (iii) water-related infrastructure; (iv) public transit; (v) electric vehicle charging stations; (vi) clean energy and power; (vii) airports; (viii) ports and waterways; (ix) more resilient infrastructure; and more. Each State fact sheet also highlights certain funded projects of note.
State Fact Sheets:
- American Samoa
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Tribal Fact Sheet
- US Virgin Islands
- West Virginia
If you have any questions about certain funding opportunities, please let us know.
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1 This includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands
2 The White House has created a document summarizing open and upcoming infrastructure funding opportunities, as of February 6, 2023, that is available here.