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The Infrastructure Deal: A Handbook for State & Local Government Leaders

Navigating Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Uncertainty

It’s hard to spend an enormous influx of federal funding on impactful infrastructure projects quickly. This handbook seeks to help.

Introduction
Introduction to the IIJA Handbook for State and Local Government Leaders
5 min
State and Local Government
Infrastructure
IIJA
Federal Funding
Federal Grant Programs
On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. Now, much...
Section 1
Tips for Maximizing Project Fundability & Financial Sustainability
11 min
Federal Funding
IIJA
Federal Grant Programs
Government Finance
Operations and Maintenance
Many state and local government leaders are starting preparatory work now to best position their communities to receive funding. They...
Section 2
Transportation Infrastructure & IIJA: Funding, Timelines, Model Projects
6 min
transportation
transportation infrastructure
public transit
safe streets
electric vehicles
zero emission vehicles
STBG
The $108 billion in funding for transportation infrastructure is a tremendous opportunity to upgrade our rapidly deteriorating transportation infrastructure. The...
Section 3
Water Infrastructure & IIJA: Funding, Timelines, Model Projects
6 min
water infrastructure
clean drinking water
lead service lines
aging infrastructure
equity
affordability
SRFs
Water infrastructure in the United States is failing, aging and outdated. According to the Pacific Institute, “The nation’s water infrastructure...
Section 4
Broadband Infrastructure & IIJA: Funding, Timelines, Model Projects
6 min
broadband
accessibility
internet affordability
connectivity
broadband deployment
digital equity
digital divide
Broadband and high speed internet accessibility enables people to learn and work online. Access to high speed internet has never...
Section 5
Resilient Infrastructure & IIJA: Funding, Timelines, Model Projects
5 min
resilient infrastructure
climate resilience
community resilience
cybersecurity
weatherization
communications continuity
smart grid
The $47.2 billion budgeted for climate and cyber resilience in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is the first...
Section 6
Energy Infrastructure & IIJA: Funding, Timelines, Model Projects
6 min
energy infrastructure
reliability
smart grid
microgrids
electric vehicle charging
Electric infrastructure - the energy infrastructure that generates, transmits and distributes electricity - is foundational to modern life. The state...
Section 7
Legacy Pollution & IIJA: Funding, Timelines, Model Projects
5 min
legacy pollution
superfund
brownfields
PCBs
Legacy pollution is the remnants of heavy metals and chemicals - lead, mercury and PCBs - used or produced by...
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