Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Resource Center
About the Resources
This Resource Center can be a starting point for finding out how to access the investments in the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Laws. Use the menu above or the links here to navigate to each of the resources.
The transformational power of the Inflation Reduction Act cannot be overstated. This legislation—passed by Senate and House Democrats and signed into law by President Joe Biden on August 16, 2022—will revitalize U.S. manufacturing, grow clean energy, and support and create good union jobs across the country. It will tackle climate change by reducing emissions up to 42% by 2030 and create the good-paying, union jobs we need to give all workers the opportunity for a middle-class life. The Inflation Reduction Act demonstrates that we can have both good jobs and a clean environment.
This User Guide explores the goals, timelines, and implementation mechanisms for policies in the Inflation Reduction Act in eight broad areas:
- Clean Energy;
- Clean Technology Manufacturing;
- Industrial Transformation;
- EV Deployment, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain;
- Energy Transition for Workers and Communities; and
- Resilient and Healthy Communities.
In doing so, we hope this resource helps ensure the funds from the Inflation Reduction Act are maximized to benefit workers, their families, and communities by achieving job quality as well as climate, health, and equity gains.
The document also explores how the law addresses job quality and equity; breaks down the implementation mechanisms included in the legislation and explains how they operate; outlines some key provisions in the law; and provides an easy-to-reference grid of some of the key provisions and how they work.
The investments in the Inflation Reduction Act complement those in the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)—also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—which was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. The investments and policies included in this law—some of which are already being released by federal agencies—will rebuild and modernize our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and create good-paying, union jobs across the nation while making some important investments to address climate change. At the same time, there are concerns with some of the law’s provisions, and careful attention to implementation will be needed to ensure the law translates into benefits for the environment and communities.
The purpose of this “user guide” is to act as an easy reference for a number of policies and programs included in the BIL in eight broad areas:
- Clean Energy Projects and Infrastructure;
- Manufacturing and Industrial Transformation;
- Buildings and Schools;
- Fairness for Workers and Communities;
- Community Resilience;
- Transportation; and
- Methane and Natural Gas Distribution.
We explore the policies, timelines, and implementation mechanisms for each of these policy areas.
We also provide some background about the legislation, explore what is missing from the bill and what can be done to ensure job quality and equity, break down the implementation mechanisms included in the bills and how they operate, provide a look at some key provisions in the bill, and provide easy to reference grids of key provisions and how they work.
These fact sheets, program specific user guides, toolkits, maps, and reports break down the investments in the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:
- Fact Sheet: Clean Energy Tax Credits in the Inflation Reduction Act
- Fact Sheet: Clean Manufacturing Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act
- Fact Sheet: Clean Vehicle Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act
- Roadmap to Navigating Federal Funding for Public Buildings
- Map and Analysis: Building a Strong Manufacturing Base for Clean Energy in the U.S.
- Best Practices for Implementation: How the Lessons from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can Ensure the Inflation Reduction Act Delivers Good Jobs and Community Benefits
- Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Implementation Guide
- Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Investments in Energy Communities
- Making Clean Energy Tax Credits Deliver for the Public: A User Guide for Governments, Schools, and Nonprofits
- Domestic Content Bonus for Clean Energy Tax Credits: A User Guide for Project Developers
- Companies Succeed, Communities Benefit: A Bluegreen Alliance User Guide for Companies to Demonstrate Community Benefits in Federal Funding Applications
- Energy Efficiency and the Inflation Reduction Act: A User Guide for Owners and Developers of Affordable Housing
- Additional and Outside Resources on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
- White House landing page for the BIL.
- Maps of Progress: Here you can view BIL funding already out the door.
- General Services Administration dashboard on BIL funding: A great visualization of where the money has been allocated thus far.
- Updated state-by-state factsheets: Including revised 5-year state allocations available as part of this White House resource.
- Department of Labor landing page for their Good Jobs Initiative: Including dedicated resources and case studies for workers, employers, and government entities.
- EPA landing page and interactive tools on the State Revolving Funds (SRFs) for drinking water, as related to the BIL.
- Department of Energy main page on BIL program and funding opportunity announcements.
- Department of Transportation main page on BIL implementation (sorted by sub-agency).
- Department of Transportation recorded BIL webinars: Specific to each sub-agency.
- Department of Energy’s Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) guide and toolkit.
- The White House BIL technical assistance guide to help state and local partners with BIL implementation.
- White House guidebook on the BIL: A comprehensive resource geared toward answering questions from a range of state and local partners.
- Additional and Outside Resources on the Inflation Reduction Act
- CleanEnergy.gov: A White House website with resources and examples to help guide consumers, families, and businesses through the tax credits and rebates passed into law by the Inflation Reduction Act (e.g., rooftop solar panels, electric heat pumps, home energy appliances, etc.).
- Additional BlueGreen Alliance Resources
- BlueGreen Alliance National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Guide: To help shape this critical new program at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
- Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) report commissioned by the BlueGreen Alliance: on the 9 million jobs created by the climate, energy, and environmental provisions the Inflation Reduction Act.
- Princeton and Dartmouth Report funded by the BlueGreen Alliance on the estimated impacts the Inflation Reduction Act will have on the U.S. wind and solar industry, including changes in wind and solar manufacturing, labor standards for clean energy workers, job creation, and demand for materials.
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Making Clean Energy Tax Credits Deliver for the Public: A User Guide for Governments, Schools, and Nonprofits
The Inflation Reduction Act extended and strengthened tax credits for investment in and production of a range of clean energy technologies—including solar, geothermal, wind, heat pumps, clean hydrogen, electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure—and energy storage technology. Critically, tax-exempt entities, such as public schools, non-profit hospitals, and Tribal, local, and state governments can now claim the tax credits in the form of “direct pay.”
Domestic Content Bonus for Clean Energy Tax Credits: A User Guide for Project Developers
The Inflation Reduction Act makes a historic investment in clean energy deployment and reducing our climate pollution, while coupling both labor and domestic content standards with clean energy tax credits. For the first time ever, an additional ‘bonus’ tax credit is available for taxpayers utilizing domestically-sourced components and materials. To find out more, read our User Guide to Domestic Content to find out more about the Domestic Content bonus credit.
Roadmap to Navigating Federal Funding for Public Buildings
The 117th Congress passed historic infrastructure legislation that can be utilized to retrofit buildings, including Municipal, University, School, and Hospital (MUSH) buildings. MUSH buildings are particularly important, serving as essential community assets that represent significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve health outcomes, build climate resilience, and support and create good, local jobs all while addressing equity and environmental justice. The objective of this roadmap is to identify the federal funding opportunities available through the Inflation Reduction Act, The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and, in the case of schools, the American Rescue Plan, that can be used to upgrade MUSH buildings.