On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA was passed. This act allows funds to be authorized to highways, highway safety programs, as well as other transit programs. Along with these areas of focus are ones that are a big interest in energy and utilities including grid resilience and smart grid capabilities, cybersecurity, energy storage, and more.
In conjunction with the IIJA, President Biden signed an executive order establishing a panel to oversee the law. According to the White House, the executive order directs that the money in the act be disbursed in alignment with administration priorities. The executive order asks the task force to coordinate with state, local, and tribal governments and avoid waste.
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