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Louisiana Governor Celebrates Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Beneficial Impact in Louisiana on Two-Year Anniversary

BATON ROUGE, LA — With the two-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, federal legislation has already resulted in more than $9 billion in funding for Louisiana projects.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Louisiana, and my administration has worked incredibly hard to ensure we receive as much BIL funding as possible,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “More than $9 billion has already been announced for projects in Louisiana, including nearly $4 billion for roads and bridges, more than $1.5 billion for broadband expansion, and more than $1.25 billion each for climate resilience and electric grid improvements. These projects will create jobs, grow our economy, and help us solidify our role as leaders of the global energy transition. As always, I want to commend U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, U.S. Representative Troy Carter, and President Joe Biden for supporting this transformative investment in our state."

Many of the Louisiana projects receiving BIL funding are related to Louisiana’s Climate Action Plan, including the following: 

  • $603 million to Project Cypress in Lake Charles area for Regional Direct Air Capture Hub
  • $250 million for Grid Resilience and Innovation to Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR); $55 million to Entergy New Orleans
  • $320 million to Syrah Technologies and Koura from USDOE Battery Materials Processing Grant Program
  • $178 million CRISI award for New Orleans to Mobile Rail Corridor
  • $60 million to DNR for plugging Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells
  • $50 million from FEMA’s BRIC program to projects in Terrebonne and Jefferson Parish
  • $43 million to seven school systems from EPA Clean School Bus Rebate Program
  • $71 million to New Orleans RTA from Low or No Emissions Bus Grant; $25 million RAISE Grant award to RTA
  • $21 million to Magnolia Sequestration Hub via CarbonSAFE for project in Allen Parish
  • $20 million RAISE award to Baton Rouge and Gonzales for Passenger Rail Stations
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