In November 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will invest more than $5 billion into Oregon’s infrastructure through more than 100 programs across many state agencies, local governments, and tribes.
Governor Brown convened an infrastructure cabinet that will serve as a coordinating team to ensure a cohesive statewide approach. This group has a clear focus on racial equity, thorough process, and community engagement in the state’s investment of its share of funds from the IIJA. The group will also problem solve and work to hit key milestones in engagement and reporting requirements. Funding opportunities will emphasize a focus on climate resilience, racial equity, labor engagement and made in America.
The cabinet will meet throughout 2022 and will advise the Governor and other local and elected leaders on actions needed to ensure appropriate implementation of federal infrastructure funds in Oregon.
To learn more, you can read the Governor’s Infrastructure Cabinet charter here