Summary Understanding How Infrastructure Bill Dollars Affect Your Community
Nikhita Airi
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The federal government will spend $1.2 trillion on transportation, infrastructure, energy, and climate resilience projects over the next five years through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, or IIJA, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL. State and local governments will deploy up to $984 billion of the total funds. The IIJA stands apart from previous infrastructure spending bills because of its focus on remedying past inequities and directing funds to historically underserved communities. 

To help local policymakers align their infrastructure spending with an inclusive recovery, this summary explains how federal infrastructure dollars flow to local communities. It further shows how community-based organizations, stakeholders, and advocates can learn about funding opportunities, amounts, and eligible uses.

Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags Infrastructure Federal budget and economy Transportation Climate mitigation, sustainability, energy and land use
Policy Centers Research to Action Lab Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
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