The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law in November 2021. This legislation is responsive to the call from local leaders across the country to bring critically needed long term investments for infrastructure to our communities. Georgia is slated to receive a minimum of $8.9 billion for roads; $225 million for bridges; $100 million for broadband; $1.4 billion for public transportation; $619 million for airports; $8 million for the Port of Savannah; $135 million for resilient infrastructure including EV charging stations; and additional funds for resilient infrastructure for the electric grid. Cities will be able to tap into these funds to address a variety of local needs.
Signed into law in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) commits nearly $400 billion in federal funding over ten years for climate resilience and clean energy. Cities stand to benefit from IRA programs in the form of funding, credits and incentives for clean energy, clean vehicles and environmental justice in their communities. With many of the consumer-facing provisions in the IRA, city leaders can also play a role in informing residents about tax credits and rebates for energy efficiency that they may be eligible for.
Information on the following pages can help your city stay up to date on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.
Background information, link to bill text, and White House Guidebook.
Information and fact sheets on funding available by category and agency.
Grant programs with open application periods.
Events hosted by GMA, NLC, and other agencies and organizations.
Do you have questions? Would you like to share your story of how BIL is working for your community? GMA would like to hear from you!
How Georgia's cities are benefitting from BIL programs.