Congress has been working on two major pieces of infrastructure legislation this fall; one was enacted; the second is still pending Senate action.
First, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, H.R. 3684) was signed by the President on 11/15/21 and is now law. This package allocates $1.2 trillion for traditional infrastructure (i.e. bricks and mortar) such as road and bridge repair, public transit improvements including passenger rail, airport and sea port upgrades, lead pipe replacement, high-speed internet expansion, and $50 million for nonprofits for the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency pilot program to help nonprofits make capital upgrades to their buildings. Detailed summaries of the IIJA are available from Independent Sector, Mayer Brown and the White House.
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