The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a once-in-a-generation federal funding opportunity designed to help modernize America’s physical and digital infrastructure.

Quick facts

The IIJA was signed into law in 2021. It  authorizes significant spending for governmental entities, nonprofits and tribal nations to help bolster the nation’s infrastructure. This federal funding will be spent heavily at the state and local levels, offering public sector entities unprecedented modernization opportunities.

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Available funds

The law authorizes $1.2 trillion for transportation and infrastructure spending— $550 billion of that figure must be spent before 2026.

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Types of eligible projects

While “infrastructure” does refer to physical infrastructure like roads and bridges, IIJA funding is available to a wide variety of projects in areas like utilities, broadband connectivity, public safety, cybersecurity environmental remediation, resiliency and more.

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Also known as…

While the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the official name, this funding opportunity is also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB), INVEST in America Act, the Jobs Act and the Infrastructure Act.

IIJA funding opportunities

There are many types and scopes of infrastructure projects that are eligible for IIJA funding. Below, we have provided examples across several funding themes, but this is not meant to represent an exhaustive list of opportunities. You can see even more funding programs by visiting the Government Finance Office Association.

Aviation funding allocation:
$25 B

Aviation funds have been broken up into three major categories:

Airport terminals: Projects that replace aging terminals and increase terminal energy efficiency.
Airport infrastructure: Projects that increase safety and expand capacity.
Air traffic facilities: Projects that replace facilities and equipment and improve safety and security.

More information about funding opportunities is available through the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Energy funding allocation:
$68 B

Broadly, this portion of IIJA funding has been earmarked for upgrading outdated power grids. Included in those modernization efforts is a focus on finding new ways to increase energy efficiency and decrease energy consumption, which includes measures for:

  • Clean energy initiatives
  • Community resiliency programs
  • Alternative fuel vehicles
  • Supply chains
  • More 

More information about funding opportunities is available through the Department of Energy.

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Energy (rural areas)
competitive grant program:
$1 B

(Available until expended)

Part of the funds allocated for energy initiatives has been used to establish competitive grants that provide financial assistance to programs designed to increase environmental protection from the impacts of energy use and to improve resilience, reliability, safety and energy availability in rural or remote areas of the United States.

More information about these grant opportunities is available through the Department of Energy.

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Public education
competitive grant program:
$500 M

(Available until expended)

Competitive grants have been established to make specific improvements at public schools. These use cases include:

  • Energy efficiency (e.g., smart lighting)
  • Ventilation
  • Renewable energy
  • Alternative vehicles
  • Alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure improvements

More information about these grant opportunities is available through the Department of Energy.

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total funding allocation:
~$400 B

The transportation funding granted by the IIJA is intended to support transformational projects that make the nation’s transportation systems safer and more resilient. A wide variety of use cases is eligible for a portion of these funds, including but not limited to:

  • Roads and bridges
  • Passenger and freight rail
  • Public transit
  • Airports
  • Ports and waterways
  • Safety and research
  • Electric vehicle charging

More information about funding opportunities is available through the Department of Transportation.

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Cybersecurity allocations of funds

Cybersecurity funding by state (including DC)


DC  $10M
RI  $10.9M
DE  $11M
HI  $11M
ND  $11M
SD  $11M
WY  $11M
AK  $11M


VT  $12M
MT  $12M
NV  $12M
NH  $12.4M
NE  $12.7M
ME  $13M
CT  $13M
ID  $13M
NM  $13M
UT  $13M
KS  $14M
WV  $14M
NJ  $15M
IA  $15M
OR  $15M


MA  $15.7M
MD  $15.9M
CO  $16M
AR  $16M
MS  $16M
OK  $16M
LA  $16M
AZ  $17M
MN  $17M
KY  $18M
WA  $18M
WI  $18M
SC  $18.3M
MO  $19M
AL  $19M
IN  $20M


VA  $21M
TN  $21M
IL  $22M
GA  $24M
OH  $25M


PA  $26M
NC  $27M
FL  $29M
NY  $34M
CA  $40M
TX  $42M

Additonal resources

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Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) for Broadband

Get a quick overview of the four main funding opportunities the IIJA offers to broadband service providers. 

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Essential Transportation Infrastructure Improvements

Read about the decisions state and local governments are making to improve and modernize transportation infrastructure using IIJA funding allocations.

IIJA fact sheet

Read the White House-produced fact sheet that provides an overview of this once-in-a-generation federal investment.

Federal Aviation Administration overview

Learn about the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and get details on eligibility requirements.

Clean energy infrastructure opportunities

Learn about the infrastructure funding programs available through the Department of Energy (DOE). 

Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Forum

Watch panelists discuss how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is promoting energy system modernization, with an emphasis on transmission and renewable energy resources.

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