This blog was written by Ian Weise and George Voris.
The White House Infrastructure Plan proposes the creation of a new program, the Rural Infrastructure Program. This program aims to accelerate infrastructure investment in our nation’s rural economy and targets regions with populations of less than 50,000. Under this program, $50 billion in grants would be made available to states, tribes, and territories to finance a variety of assets. In addition to directly funding the asset classes portrayed below, these grants could be used to fund infrastructure directly attributable and essential to the operation of these assets.