Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 17, 2021 11:19 AM
by Stephanie Venegas

On Monday, November 15, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R. 3684, after it had passed both the U.S. Senate and House with bipartisan support. The $1.2 trillion legislation represents the largest single infrastructure investment in American history and holds the potential to dramatically improve life in our city by increasing the reach of broadband internet, making public transit more accessible and clean, expanding the EV charging network, and creating a more resilient and sustainable water supply.

The new law includes a five-year, $383.4 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, and an additional $559 billion in new funding for roads and bridges, road safety, railways, airports, public transit, electric vehicle infrastructure, ports and waterways, the electric grid, broadband, water infrastructure, school modernization, resiliency and western water storage, and environmental remediation.

The State of California expects to receive over $30 billion in the following funding areas from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, of which cities like Santa Monica are eligible for direct or competitive proportionate funding:

This landmark legislation will transform our nation's infrastructure and communities across the country, like Santa Monica, for the better. Thank you to President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla and Congressman Ted Lieu for bringing forward this historic investment that will improve the lives of Santa Monicans for many years to come. 

Authored By

Stephanie Venegas
Council & Legislative Affairs Liaison