1,100+ local governments across the country are utilizing direct federal investments to improve their communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of the second anniversary of the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement recognizing the legislation’s impact on cities, towns and villages across the country.
“Since this historic legislation was signed into law two years ago, thousands of cities of all sizes have gotten a boost to rebuild and reimagine local infrastructure projects that will have a lasting impact on their communities,” said Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities. “Unlike previous pieces of legislation, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law gives local leaders a chance to prioritize those infrastructure investments that are most needed in their individual communities. Over the next three years of this legislation, NLC will continue working to ensure that all cities, towns and villages have a shot at accessing these transformative funds.”
In September, NLC launchedan interactive dashboard tracking how thousands of cities, towns and villages are investing Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding into valuable projects for communities across the country. The dashboard tracks more than 1,600 projects across more than 1,100 local governments.
Overall, this dashboard represents $13 billion in direct infrastructure funding awarded to local governments for investments in resilience, safety, clean energy, roads, bridges, public transportation and other infrastructure used by more than 97 million people.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. This legislation represents a historic opportunity for local access to federal infrastructure funding to rebuild transportation, water, broadband infrastructure and more.
NLC will continue to celebrate the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law anniversary at its City Summit conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 16-18. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding opportunities and best practices through workshops, expert speakers and networking with other local leaders.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the voice of America’s cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people across the country. NLC works to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions. Stay connected with NLC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram