Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

Building a
Better Future
for the
Atlanta Region

ARC is committed to educate, communicate, prepare, and advise our community partners about the infrastructure law and help maximize the opportunities to bring IIJA investments to their communities. We must work together to seize this historic opportunity to invest in the Atlanta region and improve quality of life for all residents.

What IIJA Means for Metro Atlanta

The 2021 Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act significantly increases funding for transportation projects while also expanding the definition of infrastructure to provide funding opportunities in areas such as water, energy, and broadband. Much of the funding will be distributed through competitive programs that give priority to collaborative applications that cross city or county lines and provide regional solutions.

The infrastructure law is a game-changer for the Atlanta region.. With IIJA funding, it is anticipated that many projects will be able to get off the ground much sooner than expected.

Here’s what we do know:

  • IIJA law increases funding for formula programs that allocate dollars to states and local governments based on certain factors, such as population, that vary based on the program. Annual formula funding in Georgia is set to increase by about $400 million, for a total of more than $1.75 billion.
  • The law also funds competitive, discretionary programs, some of them brand new, that will require metro Atlanta communities and jurisdictions to collaborate in order to be highly competitive against other jurisdictions across the country.

Learn more about IIJA  opportunities in:

Atlanta Regional Infrastructure Consortium & Caucus

The Atlanta Regional Commission has launched an effort designed to best position metro Atlanta to compete for discretionary grants through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which prioritizes collaborative, regional projects that cross city and county lines. The initiative has two main elements:

  • An Infrastructure Consortium, which brings together transportation planners and experts from across metro Atlanta to prioritize funding opportunities, identify regional projects, and coordinate the development of grant applications.
  • An Infrastructure Caucus, made up of elected members of the ARC Board, which will guide ARC staff and approve recommendations from the Infrastructure Consortium.

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