Opportunities from the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

The federal Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. On August 16, 2022, President Biden also signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Together, these laws are investing billions of dollars into energy and environmental programs to increase domestic energy production, manufacturing, carbon emission reductions, and improve our country’s infrastructure.

This webpage provides links and information concerning IIJA and IRA programs that are relevant to DEEP’s programs and mission. DEEP welcomes public involvement and participation in our efforts to capture historic federal investment in Connecticut. Note that all active IIJA and IRA-related funding opportunities administered by DEEP will be posted on the DEEP Grants and Financial Assistance webpage.

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In coordination with the Office of the Governor and our sister State Agencies, DEEP is tracking dozens of federal programs authorized or expanded by IIJA and IRA, that align with DEEP’s mission. In some cases, IIJA and IRA have increased funding available through previously established federal programs, such as the Weatherization Assistance Program and the Clean Water Fund; in other cases, IIJA and IRA have authorized entirely new programs, such as the EPA Clean School Bus grant program. Some of the IIJA and IRA programs are so-called “formula” programs that will allocate a specified percentage of funding to Connecticut; funding in other programs will be allocated competitively, or through pilot or demonstration projects. DEEP will in some cases be the administrator of certain IIJA or IRA-funded programs, and in other cases, DEEP will be applying to federal agencies for funding. For some programs, DEEP’s role will be to monitor, provide technical assistance, planning support, or other guidance for municipalities or other entities eligible to apply for IIJA or IRA funding.

Content last updated January 2023