The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) represents a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure.
Passed by Congress in 2021, the IIJA will invest $1.2 trillion to overhaul our crumbling transportation and water infrastructure, and remediate toxic pollution that endangers our health.
In total, the IIJA will invest $7.5 billion in a nation-wide electric vehicle charging network, $55 billion to replace lead service lines and expand access to clean drinking water, and $21 billion for contaminated site clean up, among many other priorities.
These investments will not only expand access to clean drinking water but will invest in communities that need it most while creating good-paying union jobs in Michigan and across the country.
How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Benefits Michigan
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s $1.2 trillion is being allocated to states across the country, and Michigan is set to receive billions of dollars in federal funding over the next ten years. With these funds, we can make meaningful investments in Michigan’s outdated infrastructure that will create healthier, more vibrant communities across our state.