Rural Stakeholders Update

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook and Webinars (Feb. 2 & 4)

With the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in mid-November, President Biden marked a new era of building a better America together. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is historic in its size – the largest ever investments in broadband, rail and transit, clean energy, and water, just to name a few – as well as the breadth of programs and sectors included in the law.  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.

Today, the White House is releasing a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidebook to provide information so you know what to apply for, who to contact, and how to get ready to rebuild. This guidebook is a 465 page roadmap to the funding available under the law, as well as an explanatory document that shows direct federal spending at the program level. We will continue to update this resource online at Build.gov and the current version is attached.  Our goal is for you—rural communities all across America—to take full advantage of the opportunity this new funding presents.
 
The Biden-Harris Administration remains committed to building a better America—creating good middle-class jobs, supporting disadvantaged and underserved communities, advancing climate resilience and sustainability, and investing in American manufacturers. It is our hope this resource is another step forward in our work together to build a better America.

To help stakeholders better understand how to use this document and hear the latest updates on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law implementation, we’re are hosting two webinars over the next week:

Weekly Rural Stakeholders Call -Thursday, February 3 at 3:00pm ET

The White House Office of Public Engagement invites you to join our next weekly rural stakeholders call on Thursday, February 3 at 3:00pm ET. On this week’s call we will be joined by USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Meryl Harrell who will provide an update on the implementation of theBipartisan Infrastructure Law’s investments to address post-wildfire and hurricane recovery. Additional speakers will be announced next week. Here are the details:

White House Weekly Rural Stakeholders Call

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Time: 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT/1:00pm MT/12:00pm PT
RSVP: https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_WnXmEylPRLaeLJLqiMZfSg

We hope that you can join us, and please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested in joining. Please note that this call is off the record and closed to press.

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