White House details infrastructure act progress

The White House released updated fact sheets on Tuesday detailing the progress of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more than eight months after the legislation was signed into law.

The documents break down announced and anticipated funding as well as signature projects by state and territory. 

Texas, for example, is set to receive $8 billion from the IIJA, with 260 specific projects identified for funding including the Galveston Harbor Channel extension and the Laredo International Airport Terminal expansion. Florida will get $5.2 billion to restore the Everglades, expand the Orlando International Airport and more, the fact sheets show.

“Since signing the law, the Biden-Harris Administration has hit the ground running to make major progress,” the White House press release said.

Previously, the White House released an infrastructure act guidebook to help potential grantees navigate funding opportunities and prepare to receive the money. It also created a resource for rural communities specifically.

Other organizations have released their own infrastructure act trackers. Policy think tank Brookings’ federal infrastructure hub breaks down the funding by project type and agency, and allows users to zoom into specific grant programs. The American Society of Civil Engineers has a resource to track open IIJA grants and more, as does the the Government Finance Officers Association with its Notice of Funding Opportunity tracker.

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