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New Hampshire

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Information

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century. The need for action in New Hampshire is clear and recently released state-level data demonstrates that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will deliver for New Hampshire. For decades, infrastructure in New Hampshire has suffered from a systemic lack of investment. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Hampshire a C- grade on its infrastructure report card. The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make life better for millions of New Hampshire residents, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth, and position the United States to win the 21st century. 

To date, $718 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been announced and is headed to New Hampshire with over 30 specific projects identified for funding. Since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed, New Hampshire is set to receive more than $600 million for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports and over $70 million for clean water. And, as of today, more than 25,000 households across the state are receiving affordable internet due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Many more projects will be added in the coming months, as funding opportunities become grant awards and as formula funds become specific projects. By reaching communities all across New Hampshire – including rural communities and historically underserved populations – the law makes critical investments that will improve lives for New Hampshirites and position the state for success. 

Specifically, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make the following investments:

  • Roads and Bridges. In New Hampshire there are 215 bridges and over 698 miles of highway in poor condition. Additionally, 8% of New Hampshire's bridges are in poor condition and considered structurally deficient. Although New Hampshire has invested $75 million annually in its highway infrastructure and raised its gas tax in the last decade, the state's transportation sector has persisting unmet needs due to more than 20 years of deferred investment. Since 2011, commute times have increased by 5.9% in New Hampshire and on average, each driver pays $476 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair. 
    • Based on formula funding alone, New Hampshire would expect to receive $1.1 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $266 million for bridge replacement and repairs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act over five (5) years.
    • New Hampshire can also compete for the $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program for economically significant bridges and nearly $16 billion of national funding in the bill dedicated for major projects that will deliver substantial economic benefits to communities.
  • Rail and Transit. Passenger rail service for commuters to and from Boston could help alleviate growing congestion on southern New Hampshire’s highway system. The envisioned “Capitol Corridor,” which would extend rail service from Lowell, Massachusetts to Nashua, Manchester and Concord, New Hampshire, has remained unfunded by state legislators but could benefit from the IIJA’s $66 billion to passenger rail. In addition, 32% of transit vehicles in the state are past useful life.
    • Based on formula funding alone, New Hampshire would expect to receive $125 million over five years under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve public transportation options across the state.
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure. The IIJA invests $7.5 billion to build out the first-ever national network of EV chargers in the United States.
    • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, New Hampshire would expect to receive $17 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state.
    • New Hampshire will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill.
  • Broadband. Broadband internet is necessary for Americans to do their jobs, to participate equally in school learning, health care, and to stay connected. Yet 10% of New Hampshire households do not have an internet subscription, and 3% of New Hampshire residents live in areas where under the FCC's benchmark, there is no broadband infrastructure.
    • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, New Hampshire will receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 42,800 residents who currently lack it. And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 209,000 or 15% of people in New Hampshire will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
  • Clean Water/Wastewater. The law contains nearly $44 billion to strengthen the nation’s drinking water and wastewater systems, remove lead pipes and service lines, and eliminate harmful contaminants through the EPA’s State Revolving Funds programs. These programs, administered by the states, make grants and loans eligible to communities for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure investments. New Hampshire reports a $1 billion drinking water investment gap.
    • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, based on the traditional state revolving fund formula, New Hampshire will expect to receive $418 million over five (5) years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.
  • Airports. New Hampshire is home to two (2) major airports that will benefit from the $25 billion in increased airport infrastructure funding provided over five (5) years from the IIJA.
    • Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, airports in New Hampshire would receive approximately $45.6 million for infrastructure development for airports over five (5) years.
  • Ports and Inland Waterways. New Hampshire is home to one (1) major water port and 10 miles of inland waterways that will benefit from $17 billion in new infrastructure funding over 5 years from the IIJA.

    This information was compiled by a variety of sources including, The White House, ASCE Infrastructure Report Card, Bureau of Transportation Statistics U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Bridge Technology, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, EPA CWSRF National Information Management System, EPA Drinking Water Needs Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.