Six Months In: President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Granite Staters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022
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SIX MONTHS IN: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IS DELIVERING FOR GRANITE STATERS
From rebuilding bridges to bringing down the cost of utility bills, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering concrete benefits to New Hampshire families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six months ago, President Biden brought together Democrats and Republicans to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, historic legislation to rebuild and modernize America. The positive impact of this law is already being felt in New Hampshire and across the country as it gets Americans to work rebuilding roads and bridges, replacing lead pipes, expanding access to high-speed internet, and more. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating good-paying jobs in New Hampshire and lowering costs for families by bringing supply chains back to the United States– making “Buy American” a reality once again.
Already, funding has been announced for 4,300 projects across all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. In New Hampshire, $400 million in funding so far from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating jobs and fixing crumbling infrastructure – from the over $4.7 million to address the aging infrastructure of Manchester Airport, to the EPA’s $72 million investment in New Hampshire wastewater management systems, to the $1.7 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for maintenance dredging of the shipping channel and basin in Portsmouth Harbor. The full list of projects funded in New Hampshire to date can be found here. These projects are just a few of the many ways Granite Staters have seen – and will continue to see – the benefits of President Biden’s infrastructure law in their communities.
Six months ago, President Biden signed his historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will create good-paying jobs and fix crumbling infrastructure throughout New Hampshire:
- Delivers $1.1 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs to address the over 698 miles of highway and 215 bridges in poor condition in New Hampshire.
- Improves healthy, sustainable transportation options, including by investing $125 million in public transit and $17 million to expand New Hampshire’s network of EV charging stations.
- This includes an investment of over $24 million in 2022 from the Federal Transit Administration for New Hampshire transit systems to modernize and expand services for Granite Staters in communities large and small.
- Brings high-speed internet access to the at least 42,800 Granite Staters who lack access to broadband.
- And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 209,000 or 15% of people in New Hampshire will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
- Invests $418 million in New Hampshire to eliminate lead pipes and provide clean drinking water to Granite Staters who lack it.
- Prepares more of our infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber attacks, and extreme weather events. New Hampshire can expect to receive $5.6 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $12.4 million to protect against cyberattacks.
- Invests over $18 million in 2022 through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help working families in New Hampshire make their homes more energy-efficient and save families nearly $400 a year on their energy bills while tackling climate change.
- Provides approximately $45.6 million to New Hampshire airports for infrastructure development over five years.
- Invests over $26 million over five years to help New Hampshire reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change while saving Granite Staters money on gas by supporting zero-emission transportation like the electrification of vehicles.
See more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for New Hampshire:
- New Hampshire Bulletin: New Hampshire to receive $26 million in new carbon-reduction program
- NH Business Review: In Portsmouth, Biden says harbor investments will ease supply chain woes