EPA Hosts a Webinar for Tribes on Resources Available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a webinar for Tribes to provide an overview of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. A top priority for EPA is uplifting underserved communities and Tribal Nations and their communities across the country that have endured deeply rooted public health and environmental challenges. Many of these communities have never received their fair share of federal infrastructure funding or benefitted from this funding, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law represents an unprecedented opportunity to correct this disparity.
“EPA is committed to communicating with Tribes on resources available to, or that benefit, Tribal Nations and their communities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Assistant Administrator for the Office of International and Tribal Affairs Jane Nishida. “Today’s webinar is just one example of how EPA is reaching out to our Tribal partners.”
As a result of this legislation, EPA is investing more than $60 billion in the health, equity, and resilience of American communities, including Tribal Nations and their communities. On today’s webinar EPA answered questions from our Tribal partners and highlighted resources available to, or that benefit, Tribal Nations and their communities, including:
- More than $50 billion to improve our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.
- More than $5 billion for cleaning up longstanding pollution in communities.
- $5 billion for decarbonizing the nation's school bus fleet.
- $100 million for the Pollution Prevention (P2) Program and the launch of a new program targeting environmental justice.
The implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law calls for strong partnership, and EPA is committed to working with Tribal Nations and their communities to ensure that our Tribal partners see transformative benefits of this investment.
For more information, including a fact sheet on the Investments in Tribal Nations and their communities and additional funding available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/infrastructure.