Rep. Huffman Shares New White House Guide to Help California Communities Access Historic Investments Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

February 02, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced a comprehensive new guide from the Biden administration to help California communities navigate the historic investments under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This guidebook, available here, highlights how local communities can take full advantage of urgently needed infrastructure funding for road maintenance, expanded public transit, airport upgrades, and other critical projects.

“This guidebook is a fantastic resource to help folks navigate all the funding options available to our community through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help improve our crumbling infrastructure,” said Rep. Huffman. “After decades of underinvestment, I was proud to secure funding to rebuild our communities, create well-paying union jobs, and position our state for the future. The next step is to work hand-in-glove with local leaders to ensure that these funds are put to good use expeditiously. The administration’s new guidebook will be an essential tool for our communities my team as we work together to bring home our share of these transformational investments and continue building on this historic economic recovery.”

The landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Biden in November 2021, makes long-overdue investments to repair, upgrade and maintain California’s roads, bridges, public transit, airports, water systems, and other long-neglected infrastructure. California received a C- grade on its Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, facing deficiencies that require immediate attention – many of which have been worsened by construction delays, funding lapses and rising consumer demand caused by the pandemic.

The administration’s new guidebook provides key information on all available funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, totaling more than 350 distinct programs supporting a wide range of infrastructure projects. This guide outlines eligibility criteria, application deadlines and contact information, as well as additional resources to help navigate these programs.

The full guide from Rep. Huffman and the Biden administration is available here.