Healthy New Jersey

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

IIJA Topics


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IIJA is the single largest investment ever in our country's broadband access. Through formula programs, our state will receive over $153 million to ensure that every New Jerseyan has reliable access to high-speed internet.

A three-pronged approach will help expand broadband access, affordability, and adoption:

1. Through the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program New Jersey will receive at least $100 million to increase wireless internet strength in communities that are unserved and underserved by broadband access.

2. The State Digital Equity Program will provide New Jersey with $28 million to close the digital gap and improve broadband adoption across our state.

3. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is expanded under IIJA with over $25 million of new funding for New Jersey to make internet access more affordable. The ACP provides a subsidy of up to $30/month for low-income families to use towards the internet service plan of their choice, and also subsidizes mobile devices from certain service providers.

Electric Vehicles


IIJA’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula  program will provide New Jersey $104 million for electric vehicle charging corridors and community charging. The NEVI discretionary program provides additional support towards our goal of electrifying the transportation sector.

New Jersey has created a multi-agency task force consisting of NJDOT, NJBPU, NJDEP, and NJEDA, to win NEVI dollars and strategically allocate them across the state fairly and equitably.  The Task Force created the New Jersey NEVI Deployment Plan for EV charger buildout, which FHWA has approved. The plan’s phases are:

  • Phase 1: focuses on developing EV Supply Equipment along Alternative Fuel Corridors toward achieving fully built out status.
  • Phase 2: focuses on addressing Direct Current fast chargers on New Jersey’s main corridors every 25 miles, as established by state law and recognizing NJ as the most densely populated state.
  • Phase 3: implements EV Supply Equipment flexibly and in accordance with community needs. Each phase will progress with planning, community outreach, stakeholder engagement and Justice40 initiatives.

Highways and Bridges


New Jersey will receive approximately $8.1 billion over five years for highway improvements. The funding represents a $1.4 billion increase in new highway money, including funding that will return roads to a state of good repair and improve resilience. This funding also includes $1.4 billion for the Bridge Investment Program, a formula program to replace, rehabilitate, preserve or protect some of New Jersey’s most important bridges. The program includes a 15 percent set aside of roughly $180 million for off-system bridges.

New Jersey will receive $384 million in formula funding for highway safety traffic programs, which will help improve driver behavior and reduce motor vehicle-related collisions throughout our state.

Discretionary grants can fund projects that improve road safety, increase roadway resilience, and construct local significant infrastructure. More information can be found on USDOT's IIJA website.


Electric Bus

New Jersey expects to receive $4.1 billion over five years in formula funding to improve public transportation options across the state, roughly $0.5 billion more than it received in the preceding five years. NJ TRANSIT will receive a portion of these funds each year as part of their normal Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) process. These funds are primarily allocated towards capital investments, including stations improvements and state of good repair.

Discretionary grants can help transit oriented development projects, and the construction of new transit options for commuters and residents. More information can be found on USDOT's IIJA website.

Energy and Environment


IIJA will help New Jersey reach our carbon reduction and electrification goals on our path to a 100% clean energy economy. Formula funding will fortify our electric grid transmission, weatherize our buildings, and increase our usage of green energy, saving ratepayers money through energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction.

Discretionary projects will further establish New Jersey as a leader in clean energy manufacturing, funding workforce opportunities in the numerous green manufacturing industries here in our state. IIJA will create thousands of jobs and apprenticeships for New Jerseyans to join the electric battery, solar, and wind workforces that will revolutionize the energy system of our state and region. Funding to upgrade our building codes and reinforce port infrastructure, and funding for innovative multi-state partnerships such as the Northeast Hydrogen Hub, will make our state safer, healthier, more resilient and more innovative.


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New Jersey expects to receive approximately $1 billion over five years to improve drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. These funds will better ensure the delivery of clean drinking water to all New Jersey communities.

IIJA will also support federal and state priorities to help our communities replace lead-containing water service lines and reduce pollution of waterways from combined sewer overflow systems (CSOs), the pollution from which disproportionately impacts underserved communities.

More information can be found on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) website: Water Infrastructure Investment Plan.

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