How the 2021 Infrastructure Bill Would Boost Broadband Access, Improve Conservation, and Mitigate Flooding Harm

Collected analyses of key evidence-based provisions in the legislation

Key Evidence-based Provisions in the Infrastructure Bill
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The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed by the Senate on Aug. 10, 2021, and under consideration in the House of Representatives, would make historic investments in evidence-based policy solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing policy challenges.

Key provisions of the act would address the devastating impacts of floods and other natural disasters; provide for greater broadband access, with an emphasis on underserved areas; and support sweeping protections for wildlife and public lands, including national parks. These measures will highlight the important role that research and data play in helping shape America’s future.

The resources collected on this page capture The Pew Charitable Trusts’ analysis of several key provisions of the legislation.

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What is the investment in broadband? Read More

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$65 billion for infrastructure, affordability, and adoption. Read More

Flood-Ready

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Flood-Ready

$4.5 billion for two FEMA mitigation programs and billions more in new resilience grants. Read More

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What is provided to protect lands, rivers, and wildlife? Read More

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More than $2 billion in grant programs for river, parks, and migration priorities. Read More

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