On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The bill passed the Senate in August and on November 5th it was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The IIJA includes $550 billion in new federal investments in America’s infrastructure, will add an estimated two million jobs per year to the national economy, and offers towns and cities the opportunity to access a multitude of new and increased infrastructure funding. Connecticut communities have lists of urgently overdue infrastructure projects – including transportation networks, water systems, and broadband capabilities – and our local governments are ready to rebuild with renewed federal support behind us.
The following is a set of resources to assist municipal leaders in understanding the ways in which the IIJA is applicable to their communities and how to begin preparing to access these critically important programs of federal funding.