The scope of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is historic. It's the largest investment ever in broadband, transportation, clean energy, water, and other sectors, allocated among more than 350 programs. The need is as momentous as its size: As the effects of climate change on communities and infrastructure become more apparent, cities, states, and energy companies must create more resilient systems to mitigate threats and avoid significant future costs. At the same time, these investments aim to create well-paying jobs and support underserved communities.
Providing clean water and eliminating lead service lines (LSLs)
Ensuring access to reliable, high-speed internet (broadband)
Repairing and rebuilding roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety
Improving public transportation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Upgrading passenger rail infrastructure
Creating a national network of EV chargers
Renovating airports and ports to strengthen supply chains
Modernizing power infrastructure to deliver clean, reliable energy nationwide and achieve a zero-emissions future
Improving infrastructure resiliency to address the impacts of climate change, cyber-attacks, and extreme weather events
Mitigating pollution by cleaning up Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaiming abandoned mines, and capping orphaned oil and gas wells
More than a dozen federal agencies are tasked with implementing over 350 programs under the infrastructure law. These agencies must coordinate efforts between management, technology, engineering, and finance to execute complex projects.
Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, state and local governments will be eligible for a variety of federally funded grants, including both formula and competitive opportunities. Competitive grant applications will require extensive strategy and planning around infrastructure, broadband, and transportation, including electric vehicles. Grants management will be an additional challenge.
Energy providers are central to many aspects of the bipartisan infrastructure law. These organizations must maximize the outcomes of the many funding opportunities now available to them. These include capital projects to acquire or update infrastructure and systems, R&D and pilot projects, and more.