Bolstering California's Transportation Investments

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). IIJA, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), includes provisions related to Federal aid supporting highway, transit, safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials, and rail programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT).

California expects to receive funding through IIJA that will support existing and new projects for bridge replacement and repairs, public transportation, and expansion of the Electric Vehicle charging network. It also includes federal policy direction and funding in the areas of climate action, zero-emission vehicle deployment, social equity, goods movement and multi-modal transportation sought by California and many transportation stakeholders.

Through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), California will receive federal infrastructure funding based on formula and competitive grants. Formula is guaranteed funding based on statutory formulas, whereas competitive grants are awarded to states or projects through a competitive selection process. Here is how much IIJA funding California has received to date:

Total estimated formula funds coming to California over five years beginning FFY 2022$41.9 billion

IIJA Highlights


Based on formula funding alone, California is expected to receive $28.2 billion over five years in Federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges.

For the latest information on IIJA funding and investments, please see the IIJA “By the Numbers Page”.

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