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The Administration’s Infrastructure Initiative

One of the top priorities of the Administration is to rebuild and modernize the Nation’s infrastructure. The Administration’s goal is to seek and secure long-term reforms on how infrastructure projects are regulated, funded, delivered, and maintained. By streamlining project delivery and removing barriers, the Administration hopes to incentivize and expedite the delivery of our Nation’s infrastructure.

The President has proposed a $200 billion Federal commitment to stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investment. While much of the public and congressional interest regarding the Administration’s Infrastructure Initiative has been focused on the legislative principles, the Administration is also addressing infrastructure delivery through a range of policy and regulatory changes.

USACE fully supports innovative approaches and changes that will result in improvements in the delivery of our Nation’s infrastructure needs. The Infrastructure Initiative is an opportunity for USACE to apply new financing approaches and streamline business processes that will enable needed change to meet current and future needs of the Nation.

In addition to the Administration’s legislative proposal, USACE is also developing a work plan that identifies improvements that do not require legislation but could be resolved through policy or administrative changes.

Infrastructure Legislative Principles

The Administration has identified needed long-term reforms on how infrastructure projects are regulated, funded, delivered, and maintained through infrastructure legislative principles released on February 12, 2018. The principles are not legislation but they intended to form the basis for a comprehensive infrastructure bill. As such, the principles are conceptual and may change during the development of legislation.

The primary focus of USACE is on five areas that would directly involve Civil Works missions:

  • Water Resources - Remove barriers and create innovative delivery models
  • Inland Waterways - Promote opportunities for non-federal investments
  • Incentives - Incentivize non-federal investments through grants
  • Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) - Incentivize non-federal investments through low-cost federal loans
  • Permitting - Streamline permitting processes

Stakeholder Webinars

The USACE Infrastructure Team will be hosting an additional stakeholder webinar to provide an update on the work USACE has been conducting to revitalize our Nation's infrastructure. Our activities as part of the Administration's Infrastructure Initiative have been incorporated into a broader "Revolutionize USACE Civil Works" effort to transform how we deliver infrastructure for the Nation through authorized Civil Works projects and the permitting of non-USACE projects. The slides for the webinar can be found here.

Stakeholder Webinar Details:
December 14, 2018 from 1100 - 1230 EST
Follow the link to join the meeting:
https://usace.webex.com/usace/j.php?MTID=m6cb02c8c7e9c85f1111e553a98e1b519

Or click on the link:  https://usace.webex.com 
    and put in the meeting number:  964 497 401
It is best to just have the webinar call you but if you want to call in separately, the conference call information is below.
USA Toll-Free:   888-273-3658 
ACCESS CODE:   8350039
SECURITY CODE:   0039

USACE Civil Works P3 Stakeholder Webinars:

The USACE Infrastructure Team will also be hosting webinars on the USACE Civil Works Public Private Partnership (P3) Pilot Program, a part of Revolutionize USACE Civil Works. The webinar information is below and more information about the pilot program can be found here.

December 11, 2018 from 1400 – 1530 EST
Follow the link to join the meeting:
https://usace.webex.com/usace/j.php?MTID=mdc722a0b0878247f9d4146b49730e54f

Or use the link https://usace.webex.com
    and put in the meeting number: 969 514 642
It is best to just have the webinar call you but if you want to call in separately, the conference call information is below.
USA Toll-Free:   888-273-3658
ACCESS CODE:   8350039
SECURITY CODE:  0039

December 12, 2018 from 1400 – 1530 EST
Follow the link to join the meeting:
https://usace.webex.com/usace/j.php?MTID=mdbe954710ae085bcb015e7544da17cf2

Or use the link https://usace.webex.com
    and put in the meeting number: 966 907 653
It is best to just have the webinar call you but if you want to call in separately, the conference call information is below.
USA Toll-Free:     888-273-3658
ACCESS CODE:     8350039
SECURITY CODE:   0039

If you have questions regarding the webinars or the USACE’s efforts on the Infrastructure Initiative, please contact us at CW.Infrastructure.Team@usace.army.mil.

Related Documents

The documents listed below are related to the Administration’s infrastructure agenda.

Feedback

Feedback on the Infrastructure Initiative relevant to the USACE may be submitted electronically to:

CW.Infrastructure.Team@usace.army.mil.