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Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) Signed into Law

On November 15, 2021,  President Joe Biden signed into public law the bipartisan $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021, following the Senate's passage of the bill on August 10 and the House's passage on November 5. IIJA ensures that roads, highways, and bridges continue to carry people and commerce safely and smoothly for years to come. Increased investment of $110 billion for roads and bridges is included in the bill, bringing the total dedicated spending to $360 billion over five years.

The bill successfully advances several of NAPA’s priorities, as stated in its December 2020 “Build Back Better with Asphalt” package to the incoming Biden administration. The bill also provides an exemption from Buy America, ensuring that U.S.-based pavement material producers can access high-quality asphalt binders and aggregates, safeguarding state-funded projects without supply chain disruptions or unnecessary additional costs to taxpayers.  As the U.S. Department of Transportation works with NAPA and other stakeholders to implement the legislation, the page will be regularily updated.  

Funding Issues

Buy America Information

Buy Clean / Inflation Reduction Act Information

  • Department of Energy releases plan on funding grants to facilities such as asphalt plants (December 2020)
  • NAPA Comments to the Internal Revenue Service on 48C tax credit for asphalt factilities (November 2022)
  • Updated fact sheet from White House on Buy Clean efforts (October 2022)
  • FHWA awards $7.1 million in challenge grants to curb GHG emissions from construction materials (October 2022)
  • NAPA comments on FHWA proposed greenhouse gas reporting rule (October 2022)
  • IRS issued notice seeking comments on how to apply Section 48C tax credit to asphalt plants that reduce GHG emissions by at least 20% (October 2022)
  • GSA seeks industry information on low-carbon asphalt materials (October 2022)
  • NAPA summary of Biden Administration announcement (September 2022)
  • Biden Administration announcement on prioritizing purchase of low carbon asphalt (September 2022)
  • Federal Buy Clean Initiatives website
  • Any business looking to apply for IRA grants will need to have an active and registration. For more information see EPA's grant webinar. (September 2022)
  • For Construction Pro article on NAPA Webinar - September 2022
  • CalCIMA Webinar on Buy Clean Procurement with NAPA, NSSGA, and NRMCA (September 2022)
  • New York Times article on Buy Clean in the asphalt industry
  • NAPA Presentation on Buy Clean Provisions in IIJA and IRA (September 2022)
  • NAPA summary of Inflation Reduction Act, Buy Clean provisions (August 2022)
  • President Biden's executive order on Buy Clean regarding construction materials (Sec. 303. Buy Clean) (January 2022)

Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Information

  • Letter of support regarding H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act.