On March 24, 2022, Mayor Bowser announced the creation of the DC Build Back Better Infrastructure Task Force, which will advise on priority projects to be funded through President Biden’s $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The District is expected to receive more than $3 billion over the next five years and will be eligible to apply for additional funding competitive grants.
The task force, made up of experts from District agencies and external partners, will ensure the District’s effectiveness in securing and deploying federal dollars while creating transformative, equitable, and sustainable projects that will impact residents across the District and generations of Washingtonians to come.
The task force will make recommendations on how to:
- Maximize this once-in-a-generation funding opportunity to bolster DC’s competitiveness and resiliency in the region, nationally, and globally.
- Prioritize projects that can be funded through the law, including formula and competitive grants, and solicit feedback from the public and external stakeholders.
The task force members were chosen for their expertise in one of the five subcommittees: Transportation Innovation, Technology Innovation, Workforce Capacity Building, Environment and Resilience, and Administration, Compliance and Procurement. An executive committee will review initial committee findings and guide the overall process.
DMOI representatives on the task force are:
- Executive Committee Member: Lucinda Babers, Deputy Mayor
- Executive Committee Member: Tommy Wells, Department of Energy and Environment Director
- Transportation Innovation Subcommittee Member: Everett Lott, District Department of Transportation Director
For more information on the task force, please visit infrastructure.dc.gov.