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Interior Department Helps Launch Rural Infrastructure Tour, Continues Implementing Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Series of announcements highlight how President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help rural and Tribal communities

 

April 13, 2022



WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior made a series of announcements recently that underscore how the Biden-Harris administration is working to deliver results and get funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law out the door to rural and Tribal communities.

Secretary Deb Haaland visited Colorado yesterday to highlight these investments and help launch the Biden-Harris administration’s Building A Better America rural infrastructure tour, which will spotlight how infrastructure investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will make a transformative and lasting impact in communities across rural America.

Select press coverage is below.

Secretary Haaland Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Wildfire Response Investments in Colorado

Secretary Haaland visited Colorado yesterday, where she highlighted how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $5.1 billion — including $1.5 billion for Interior — over the next five years to help bolster the federal response to the increasingly complex fire environment, which is driven by climate change, extreme heat, and prolonged drought conditions.

CBS Denver: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Says Colorado Among 8 States Receiving Federal Money To Mitigate Fire Risk

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Colorado on Monday and announced that the state will be among 8 receiving federal money to mitigate wildfire risk.

Colorado Newsline: Colorado to receive $18.1M for wildfire mitigation projects along Front Range

Colorado will receive over $18 million this fiscal year from the federal government to treat thousands of acres susceptible to increasingly damaging wildfires, part of a strategy leaders hope will emphasize lowering fire risk before disaster strikes.

Secretary Haaland Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Build Climate Resilience in Tribal Communities

The Department of the Interior announced it is investing $46 million in funding to Tribal communities to address the unique impacts of climate change in Indigenous communities. This initial funding, made available from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and fiscal year 2022 appropriations, is available for projects and initiatives that address and strengthen climate resilience and adaptation; ocean and coastal management; community-driven relocation and protect-in-place activities; and internships and youth engagement.

The News Tribune: Tribes to receive $46 million in climate resilience funding

Tribal communities will soon receive $46 million in funding to address climate change, the Department of the Interior announced Monday, April 11. The funding is made available from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and 2022 appropriations for projects and initiatives that address and strengthen climate resilience and adaptation; ocean and coastal management; community-driven relocation and protect-in-place activities; as well as internships and youth engagement.

Native News Online: $46 Million Announced to Combat Impacts of Climate Change in Tribal Communities

Tribal communities will soon have access to $46 million in funding to combat impacts of climate change, according to an announcement from the Department of the Interior today. The funding, included in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure law, is available for projects and initiatives that focus on climate resilience and adaptation, ocean and coastal management, community-driven relocation, and protection-in-place.

Interior Department Announces $420 Million in Rural Water Funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Reclamation will invest $420 million for rural water construction activities in fiscal year 2022, as authorized by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This investment in rural water systems includes work related to pipeline connections, construction of water treatment plants and intakes, pump systems, reservoir construction and other efforts to provide potable water to rural and Tribal communities.

Billings Gazette: Musselshell water project awarded $37M in federal funding for phase 2 to Roundup

Another $37 million will be pumped into constructing phase two of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System thanks to money from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The total of $1.2 trillion in authorized spending also includes $57.5 million for Rocky Boy’s/North Central Montana Regional Water System for the Chippewa Cree Tribe, Havre, Tiber, Big Sandy and Loma. Another $7 million will go to the Fort Peck Reservation/Dry Prairie Rural Water System.

KRTV: U.S. Department of the Interior announces $57M for Montana rural water supply

The United States Department of the Interior announced $420 million in funding allocated for improved water supply infrastructure divided between several Western and Midwestern states facing extreme, long-term drought conditions. $57 million of the funding goes towards the Rocky Boy North Central Montana Rural Water System, which provides water to more than 30,000 residents.

Biden-Harris Administration Launches $1 Billion America the Beautiful Challenge to Support and Accelerate Locally Led Conservation and Restoration Projects

The Biden-Harris Administration launched a $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge that will leverage Federal conservation and restoration investments with private and philanthropic contributions to accelerate land, water, and wildlife conservation efforts across the country.

HuffPost: White House Launches $1 Billion Program To Boost Conservation Goal

The Biden administration has launched a $1 billion program to advance its goal of conserving 30% of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030. The program, called the America the Beautiful Challenge, will serve as a “one-stop shop” for states, tribes, territories, non-governmental organizations and others to apply for numerous grants for conservation and restoration projects, the administration said. It is backed by an initial $440 million in federal funds over five years — the bulk of which comes from the bipartisan infrastructure law that Congress passed last year — and aims to draw private and philanthropic contributions to reach the $1 billion mark.

 

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