White House guidebook available on new infrastructure law programs

Design firms interested in the details of the new infrastructure funding can access information through the special website set up by the White House that addresses the details of the bipartisan infrastructure law. Firms can download a copy of a guidebook on the law that the Biden Administration released on January 31. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook, Building a Better America, helps state, local, and tribal governments navigate federal programs included in the recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure law.

In an announcement, the White House said the guidebook serves as “a roadmap to the funding available under the law, as well as an explanatory document that shows direct federal spending at the program level.” According to the administration, it provides information on the more than 375 programs in the package.

Mitch Landrieu, the former New Orleans mayor who is now Biden’s infrastructure implementation coordinator, said, “This resource is a critical part of our extensive outreach to state, local, tribal and territorial governments to ensure the people of America can benefit from this once-in-a-generation investment.,”

The book breaks down programs by topic area, which includes the seven categories of funding for public transportation and the four categories of funding to address climate, energy, and the environment—clean energy and power, water, resilience, and environmental remediation. It also includes the effort to give every American access to reliable high-speed internet through historic investment in broadband infrastructure deployment. In addition to providing information about the funding levels in each category, it also offers notes on how states and localities can prepare to access funds awarded on a competitive basis.

Along with the guide, the White House issued a data file that enables users to sort infrastructure programs based on different variables, such as which agency is overseeing the money and the amount of funding available.

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