LAS VEGAS, NV – November 15, 2021
Today, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement after President Biden’s signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
“The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make life better for millions of Nevada residents, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth, and position our State and nation toward a path of success.
For decades, infrastructure in Nevada has suffered from a lack of investment. As Governor, I helped secure a $75 million investment to kickstart our State Infrastructure Bank --the first time the bank was funded since its inception in 2017-- and the additional federal dollars will complement the work we are already doing. The need for action in Nevada is clear and today, we can celebrate the passage of this legislation that plays a critical role in investing in Nevada’s future.
As we rebuild, our focus remains on strengthening our clean power production, enabling access to high-speed internet across our State, and helping improve sustainable transportation options for the over 3 million Nevadans who call this State their home.
I want to thank the Biden-Harris Administration for their vision in pushing this bill forward and for members of the Nevada federal delegation who supported this measure. We are ready to get to work.”
The breakdown of Nevada’s minimum expected funding contained in the Investing Infrastructure and Jobs Act is as follows:
- $2.5 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs
- $459 million for public transportation
- $403 million for water infrastructure
- $293 million for airport improvements
- $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs
- $100 million for broadband infrastructure
- $38 million for the expansion of electric vehicle charging stations
- $12 million in cybersecurity infrastructure
- $8.6 million for wildfire prevention