Today is the two-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, landmark federal legislation that has already resulted in more than $9 billion in funding for Louisiana projects.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Louisiana, and my administration has worked incredibly hard to ensure we receive as much BIL funding as possible,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “More than $9 billion has already been announced for projects in Louisiana, including nearly $4 billion for roads and bridges, more than $1.5 billion for broadband expansion, and more than $1.25 billion each for climate resilience and electric grid improvements. These projects will create jobs, grow our economy, and help us solidify our role as leaders of the global energy transition. As always, I want to commend U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, U.S. Representative Troy Carter, and President Joe Biden for supporting this transformative investment in our state.
For more detailed information on BIL projects announced in Louisiana, including a detailed map of projects across the state, go to infrastructure.la.gov.
Many of the Louisiana projects receiving BIL funding are related to Louisiana’s Climate Action Plan, including the following: