Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of the Interior launched a new interactive map to track the over $7.3 billion invested so far from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in over 1,300 projects nationwide. The tool is the first of its kind from a cabinet agency.
The launch of the map comes as Secretary Haaland makes multiple stops on the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing Investing in America Tour in Hawai’i, Kansas, New York and Vermont to highlight how the historic investments provided through President Biden’s “Bidenomics” strategy – including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act – will support local communities across the country.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a historic down payment on ensuring that future generations have clean air, drinkable water, fertile soil, and an overall good quality of life that is currently threatened by the worsening climate crisis,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “The Interior Department is hard at work to deliver these critical investments from the President’s Investing in America agenda into the hands of American communities as quick as we can, and we’re making tremendous progress.”
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law contains $28.1 billion for the Department’s initiatives, including for combatting legacy pollution, restoring critical habitats, addressing the drought crisis, assisting with wildland fire management, and helping communities prepare for extreme weather events.
The map will allow users to search projects, sorting by program area, state, Tribe and bureau or office, and highlights the immense investment made across the country in the first 18 months of implementation.
Since President Biden signed the law in November 2021, the Department has, among other milestones: