EPA reports progress under Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

EPA Administrator Michael S Regan

EPA Administrator Michael S Regan

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marked one year of progress in implementing President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law with the release of a new report detailing the agency’s investments in the nation’s infrastructure and communities.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure law provides EPA with more than $60 billion over five years for a wide range of environmental programs that will bring much-needed funding to America’s water infrastructure, environmental cleanups, and clean air protections, while also advancing environmental justice and combatting climate change.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Year One Anniversary Report highlights how EPA is working with state, local, and Tribal partners to transform communities through the largest appropriation the agency has ever received. EPA has already awarded $5.5 billion of the $14.1 billion available in FY 2022 through grants, contracts, and interagency agreements, and program implementation efforts and will continue to build on this progress in the coming year.

“EPA is committed to leveraging this once-in-a-generation investment to secure a future that is healthier, safer, and more just for all,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Over the last year, EPA has put a down payment on projects across the country that will create millions of good-paying jobs, modernize our nation’s infrastructure, combat the climate crisis, and put us on a path to winning the 21st century. While we have our work cut out for us, the future ahead is bright and President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is allowing us to progress further and faster than ever before.”

Highlights from the EPA’s first year of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) investments include:

As part of the Build America, Buy America Act that was passed concurrently with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA is working to ensure that domestically sourced iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials are used in EPA’s infrastructure projects.

Through this transformational opportunity, EPA will work to build a resilient supply chain and manufacturing base for critical products in the United States that will catalyze new and long-term investments in good-paying American jobs and businesses.

As a policy priority, investing in Made in America products will position the United States to compete and lead in global markets in the 21st century.

These and other first year Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding highlights, as well as expected results for future investments, can be found in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Year One Anniversary Report.

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