On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA includes $550 billion in new federal investments in infrastructure, will add an estimated two million jobs per year to the national economy, and offers cities, towns, and villages access to a new and increased infrastructure funding. Vermont communities can utilize this funding to fulfill their infrastructure needs – including transportation networks, water systems, and broadband capabilities.
The following resources can help municipal leaders understand the ways the IIJA is applicable to their communities and how to prepare to access these critically important programs of federal funding.
What the Federal Infrastructure Bill Will Deliver for Vermont, US Dept. of Transportation, 11/22/21
Fact Sheet: What the IIJA Delivers for Vermont, The White House
What the IIJA Means for Local Governments NLC, 8/10/21
New Transportation Grants for Local Governments in the IIJA, NLC, 9/23/21
Water Infrastructure Priorities Funded in the IIJA, NLC, 9/23/21