WATCH: What the Federal Infrastructure Bill Means for the Sacramento Region
SACOG policy experts explain transportation funding opportunities and strategies

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), signed into law November 2021, is the biggest investment in the nation’s infrastructure with more than $1 trillion to be allocated across the United States over the next five years to support transportation, broadband, renewable energy, and more. Almost doubling the amount of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the IIJA sets the foundation for how transportation policy and investments will emphasize projects that show regional collaboration, and have environmental and equity benefits.

While significant funding is available, it is largely in the form of competitive grants. The Sacramento region will need to work together and be collaborative in approaching new and expanded funding opportunities. The U.S. Department of Transportation will be looking for projects that innovatively enhance a region, not just a single county, city, or neighborhood.

Watch now to learn how the $1.2 trillion in IIJA funding will be prioritized over the next five years: