EIP Referenced in White House Briefing

The Biden-Harris Administration is calling on prospective Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grantees to take action to ensure that SDBs have equitable access to contracting opportunities made available through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law -funded infrastructure grants. Already, states and local agencies are stepping up: through the Equity in Infrastructure Project Pledge, prospective grantees have committed to increase prime contracting opportunities for underserved businesses, streamline processes for obtaining necessary DBE certifications, improve payment time, and expand access to financing to help underserved businesses meet infrastructure contracts.