Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in November to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges and rails; provide greater access to clean drinking water and high-speed internet; and to address environmental challenges. The act also is expected to create millions of jobs over the coming decade. Regional and state businesses can benefit from that economic growth if they have all the necessary information.
This guidebook is a roadmap to the funding available under the law, as well as an explanatory document that shows direct federal spending at the program level so you know what to apply for, who to contact, and how to get ready to rebuild. It will continue to be updated online at Build.gov. Implementing the largest investment in our nation’s infrastructure in generations will require deep partnership alongside Members of Congress, Governors, Mayors, Tribal leaders, local officials, and community members.
S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced Virginia transit and highway systems are expected to receive more than $8 billion in federal funds over the next five years as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure deal signed into law last month.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced funding today that states, Tribes, and territories will receive in 2022 through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that includes $126,383,000 for Virginia for water infrastructure improvements with an emphasis on supporting underserved communities.
Infrastructure Resources for Virginia
Senator Mark Warner’s Office has compiled a webpage with resources and grant opportunities related to the infrastructure bill. It includes a detailed due date calendar and plenty of grant information so that you can see all the options available to you.
Among other things, the site:
- Visualizes application due dates with an interactive calendar, allowing users to better track deadlines.
- Filters grants by federal agency, allowing users to better locate grants that fit their needs.
- Enables users to easily request a letter from the Senator in support of a grant application.
- Provides a snapshot look at the funding that is already making its way to Virginia, and allows users to view in detail how that funding will be distributed and utilized throughout the Commonwealth.
Click Here to visit the Infrastructure Resources For Virginia Page
Hosted by George Mason University
On January 24, 2022 George Mason University hosted the Small and Minority-Owned Business Roundtable to inform regional and state businesses owners and operators how they can compete for contracts related to an infrastructure and jobs act recently passed by Congress.
Members of Virginia’s congressional delegation along with federal and state transportation experts provided small and minority businesses with information about this historic investment to fix and modernize the country’s aging infrastructure. This session was designed to lay the groundwork for Virginia to prepare small and minority businesses with information on how they may position themselves to be competitive for contract/subcontract opportunities.