The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021, delivers historic investments in the Nation’s crumbling infrastructure and, in doing so, creates millions of jobs and provides much-needed relief to disadvantaged communities across the country.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will receive significant funds to advance its work on behalf of the American people.
The bipartisan bill delivers almost $8 billion to DHS, including:
- $430 million to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the construction and modernization of land ports of entry and equipment and fixtures for operations.
- $434 million to the Coast Guard for better housing for service members, safety and training facilities, family support and child development centers, and shore construction.
- Almost $6.8 billion to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be allocated as follows:
- $67 million for dam safety and assistance to states;
- $2.2 billion for federal assistance through grants and programming;
- $1 billion for disaster relief funding over the next five years; and
- $3.5 billion for the National Flood Insurance Program.
- $135 million to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency for risk management operations, stakeholder engagement, and cyber response and recovery efforts over the next five years.
- $157.5 million to the DHS Office of Science & Technology for critical infrastructure security and resilience research and development.
In addition, the General Services Administration will receive more than $3 billion for critical investments in CBP’s Border Patrol stations and land ports of entry.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will have a profound impact on DHS’ ability to execute its mission. The funds DHS receives will support and advance the incredible work its employees perform to keep the homeland secure.