Case Highlights $1.2 Billion Allocated To Date For Hawai‘i Projects By The Biden Administration Under $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
The funds are flowing from the November 2021 Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act and target 59 specific Hawai‘i projects so far
Washington, DC, May 15, 2023
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Congressman Ed Case (Hawai‘i – District 1) today highlighted a new report from the Biden Administration itemizing some $1.2 billion in federal funding announced to date for 59 key infrastructure projects throughout Hawai‘i under the November 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The report includes a state-by-state summary of progress in infrastructure reinvestment under the $1.2 trillion law, also now known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Case strongly supported the IIJA in the prior 117th Congress (2021-2023) and has been tracking hundreds of programs under the law to ensure that Hawai‘i takes full advantage of what he has called a generational opportunity.
“We had a hard time getting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law across the finish line last Congress,” said Case. “But it is now recognized as a real success story in how our federal government can solve problems, like our crumbling infrastructure, when we focus together on doing so.”
The 59 projects for Hawaiʻi here range across road, bridge, airport, harbor, broadband and other infrastructure and include:
· $5 million for schools in Hawaiʻi through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program. In addition, communities in Hawaiʻi were awarded $43.2 million for clean transit buses and improved bus service through the Department of Transportation’s Low- and No Emission Bus and Bus and Bus Facilities Program.
· $110 million in 2022 and 2023 for Hawaiʻi airports with $30.9 million for the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
· $47 million for the Kapālama Container Terminal Project to help upgrade electrified ship-to-shore cranes and allow for the installation of solar panels on terminal buildings, ultimately improving the reliability of port operations, among other improvements.
Case said: “My office will continue to assure that my government and community partners throughout Hawaiʻi are fully aware of the major federal funding opportunities available not just from the IIJA, but also from the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest climate and energy related investment in our history, so that we can fully seek and obtain the assistance offered for various critical projects.”
Case’s Congressional webpages about the IIJA here and Inflation Reduction Act here include downloadable spreadsheets listing the funding available to state and county governments and non-profit organizations. The spreadsheets detail who is eligible and, in as much detail as currently available, information on how to apply.