Infrastructure Act funding strategies and collaboration with engineers

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA or Act) that was signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021, will provide more than $550 billion in new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over the next five years. The Act includes billions of dollars in funding for roads, bridges, public transportation, public power, water and sewer utilities, broadband and environmental remediation, which combined with American Rescue Plan funding, will assist communities across the U.S. to recover, grow and sustain their economies post-pandemic. This long-term investment in infrastructure projects is also expected to drive millions of jobs for years to come.

Baker Tilly has a long history of working closely with city and consulting engineers to help communities uncover successful solutions to meet their infrastructure needs. Watch this on-demand webinar as our public sector specialists break down the IIJA funding and identify collaborative opportunities to enhance community resilience.

The recording also features a live demonstration of Baker Tilly’s water and sewer rate impact tool to make revolving loan fund applications easier.

Key takeaways

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review the key elements and funding components included in the IIJA that support public works improvement and community growth goals
  • Share examples of how funding allocated to state and local governments can be used for utility, transportation, broadband and other infrastructure projects
  • Discuss the significant strategic planning, documentation, compliance and risk awareness required to procure, invest and spend infrastructure dollars and how to help communities prepare
  • Develop effective strategies to collaborate in helping public sector organizations leverage infrastructure funding and create project plans

Presenters and subject matter specialists

  • Eric Walsh, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors 
  • Andre Riley, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
  • Peter Haney, Senior Consultant, Public Sector Advisory

For more information, or to learn more about how Baker Tilly collaborates with engineers to support communities, contact our team.

Eric J. Walsh
Andre Riley
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