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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): How federal funding is evolving and where it’s taking us  

This session will provide an overview of the various IIJA funding opportunities relevant to public power. Learn how some IIJA funding flows through the states, while other funding is open to public power utilities directly. This law includes $1.2 trillion in funding for transportation, energy, and water infrastructure and includes opportunities for public power ranging from electric vehicle charging infrastructure, enhancing grid resilience, transmission, cybersecurity, energy efficiency, and broadband.  

Speakers:

Brooke Opel, Baker Tilly 

Dan La Haye, Baker Tilly 

Learning objectives: 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the various components of the Infrastructure Bill
  • Share examples of how the dollars allocated to states can be used for utilities, including water, sewer and power and utility systems
  • Discuss how funding can be used to enhance communities’ economic development goals
Powering the future: broadband  

Utilities have a remarkable opportunity to leverage federal funding from the American Rescue Plan and Infrastructure Bill to support broadband projects. This session will discuss effective strategies for utilities to plan and prepare for grant and infrastructure dollars to meet community needs and maintain affordable rates. 

Speakers:

Jim Yockey, Baker Tilly 

James Loeshe, Baker Tilly 

Learning objectives: 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of a business model with broadband projects
  • Share examples of how to build a roadmap for long-term success 
  • Review technical challenges in broadband projects
Who should attend?

Financial and management professionals who work in municipal utilities and public utility districts.

Information about CPE eligibility 

There are no prerequisites for this webinar, and advance preparation is not required. There is no cost to attend this webinar.  

A certificate of completion will be emailed to you four to six weeks after the event. 
Level: Basic 
CPE credit: Two (2) hour total credit 
Field of study: Specialized Knowledge (SK) 

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National Registry of CPE Sponsors

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