Unlocking Billions: Biden’s New Guide for Community Investment

If you need help navigating this financial windfall, the White House has released an updated technical guidebook. This blueprint points communities towards more than 150 federal programs, offering well over $1 billion in support.

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FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda under the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Covington, Ky. The Biden administration is closing out a three-week push to highlight the benefits of infrastructure investments in local communities by awarding nearly $300 million to help repair or replace more than a dozen bridges across the country. Events in four states on Thursday, April 13, will mark the end of the beginning of a more expansive White House push heading into Biden's expected 2024 reelection race to remind voters of his accomplishments. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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The White House is ramping up its commitment to close the wealth and opportunity gap in America. President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is unlocking billions of dollars for infrastructure, clean energy, and climate resilience. Over 90 percent of the funding will go straight to state and local governments, tribes, and territories.

If you need help navigating this financial windfall, the White House has released an updated technical guidebook. This blueprint points communities towards more than 150 federal programs, offering well over $1 billion in support.

It also showcases new state commitments to help local governments take advantage of these funds. And for those communities historically left behind, enter the Thriving Communities Network designed to deliver targeted assistance, especially for places grappling with economic distress.

It’s all hands on deck with states, federal agencies, and even philanthropic organizations collaborating to make sure these funds reach the people who need them the most.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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