Schatz: To Date, Nearly $2 Billion Allocated To Hawai‘i From Historic Infrastructure Law
Today Marks 2 Years Since Signing of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today released the following statement on the second anniversary of the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). As chair of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Schatz worked with congressional leaders and Hawai‘i officials to ensure the state received its fair share of federal funding.
“Thanks to the historic investments we made in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, nearly $2 billion in federal funding has been awarded to Hawai‘i to improve our roads, bridges, ports, public transit, and water infrastructure,” said Senator Schatz. “The law is helping make high-speed internet a reality for people across the state while also creating jobs and cuttings costs for Hawai‘i families. We’ll keep working to make sure Hawai‘i continues to receive its fair share of federal dollars in the years to come.”
To date, $1.9 billion in IIJA funding has been announced for more than 81 projects in Hawai‘i, including:
- $1.4 billion for transportation – to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports;
- $164 million for clean water and water infrastructure; and
- $149.5 million to connect everyone in the state to reliable, high-speed internet which is helping more than 55,000 Hawai‘i households save on their monthly internet bills.
Additional projects that are awarded funding from the law will continue to be announced in the coming months.