The Infrastructure Bill and Planners: What to Know

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Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the variety of grant programs that support local and regional planning projects.
  • Identify funding resources for near-term (one to two years) and medium-term (five-year) planning and infrastructure projects.
  • Communicate important information about applying for funding provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to colleagues and clients.

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The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) represents a fundamental shift in the number and types of infrastructure projects undertaken by federal, state, regional, and local agencies, with large implications for regional, urban, and district-level planning. The IIJA elevates equity measures — including prioritization, selection criteria, funding set-asides, and partnerships — within numerous programs.

Planners need new skills for screening, measuring, and characterizing equity in funding applications and project design.