What the Infrastructure Bill Has Planned for Water and Wastewater
0 hour 30 minutes
Gain an understanding of the complex legislation and funding provided in the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on November 15, 2021. According to the White House, this is a “once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness.” Major new funding is authorized for water infrastructure, transportation, internet, energy, and climate change. Media releases about the bill only provide brief summaries. This topic will take a deeper dive into the complex legislation and explain funding levels and pathways to project approvals that are likely to result from the bill.
• You will be able to discuss the background of infrastructure needs and legislation.
• You will be able to explain the breakdown of water-related funding.
• You will be able to explain funding authorizations and appropriations.
• You will be able to identify the federal, state, and local agencies involved.