The infrastructure law is a game-changer for the Atlanta region. Consider that only a relatively small percentage of the projects in the region’s long-range transportation plan, maintained by ARC, can be funded each year. With IIJA funding, many projects will be able to get off the ground much sooner than expected.
We don’t know exactly how much IIJA funding is coming to metro Atlanta. Here’s what we do know:
- IIJA law increases funding for so-called 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 to compete against others around the state and country.