McBath Announces Over $73 Million in New Funding for Georgia from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Part of $14 Billion Nationwide Investment That Will Make Needed Safety and Environmental Updates and Strengthen Supply Chains

January 19, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Lucy McBath announced that, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the state of Georgia will receive $73,664,000 in funding for a wide variety of infrastructure projects through the Army Corps of Engineers. Across the state, these millions of dollars will go towards such projects as lake and dam maintenance, environmental sewer updates, and harbor expansion in the port of Savannah. 

“I am thrilled that this funding will bring much-needed investments to Georgia and provide economic growth and job opportunities to our state,” McBath said. “These investments from the Army Corps of Engineers will bring our lakes, dams, and harbors into the 21st century and provide critical safety and environmental updates to these essential resources in our state. By funding these projects, we are improving the health and wellbeing of our communities, strengthening our supply chains, and growing our economy to stay competitive in America and around the globe.”

The Biden Administration announced today that the Army Corps of Engineers will invest $14 billion in 500 projects across the nation that focus on strengthening critical supply chains.  Due to decades of underinvestment, and accelerating climate threats, supply chains have struggled to keep pace with the strong economic recovery – burdening families and businesses with added costs and delay. These new investments will create jobs and economic opportunity, while strengthening key water infrastructure projects, improving resiliency to the climate crisis and restoring the environment.

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021.