Navigating the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify changes in planning requirements and resources in new infrastructure programs and the surface transportation reauthorization.
  • Incorporate federal priorities of safety, equity, climate, resilience, and housing opportunity into planning and grant applications.
  • Assess legal guidance and new regulations stemming from the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and related provisions in other federal statutes.


The bipartisan infrastructure law is generating historic new investments through a wide-ranging number of programs. Federal agencies are rushing forward with new rules and guidance for key programs touching on everything from electric vehicles to equity, broadband to climate. Hear from experts and officials implementing the new law and find out how to successfully access new opportunities for plans and projects in your community. The landmark bipartisan infrastructure law has dramatically altered the federal landscape for planners and communities. Dozens of new programs with billions in funding are being established with new opportunities for investments in planning and plan implementation. At the same time, accessing and competing for these funds are placing new demands on planners.

Take a look at the status of new programs, what's ahead on the housing and infrastructure front as Washington shifts into campaign season, explore what has changed with the passage of IIJA and ARPA, what's ahead, and how planners can successfully compete for and use new federal funds. Experts and federal officials will provide insights into the details of new programs and how communities can successfully use new resources for planning and projects. Find out what the currently unfolding debates on appropriations and reconciliation might mean for infrastructure planning and investment.