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​Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021 and authorized $1.2 trillion of investment through existing and new programs. Through this monumental investment, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will receive billions of dollars for environmental projects within Pennsylvania. These projects will provide clean water to residents, clean up legacy pollution, and spur clean energy investments.

DEP intends to take advantage of federal funding opportunities in four ways:

  1. Receive and implement formula funding;
  2. Apply for competitive opportunities offered by Federal agencies;
  3. Provide support to other funding applicants through partnerships, letters of support, or financial match;
  4. Share federal funding opportunities to ensure potential applicants like Pennsylvania businesses, schools, communities, and nonprofits are aware of and competing for investments.

What’s New & Upcoming

  • On Friday, September 30th, DEP posted to Bidexpress the first five well plugging bid opportunities associated with funding from the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The contract vehicle to be used for these opportunities is an Invitation for Bid (IFB) and will plug 79 orphan/abandoned wells. The five bid solicitations are as follows:
    • 24 wells – Concord Township, Butler County
    • 22 wells – Eldred Township and Eldred Borough, McKean County
    • 15 wells – Otto Township, McKean County
    • 10 wells – Moon Township, Ohio Twp. and Sewickley Heights Borough, Allegheny County
    • 8 wells – Eulalia Township and Abbott Township, Potter County
  • Welcome to the Electronic Project Bidding Website


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For questions about IIJA: contact Jessica Shirley, DEP’s Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator at