Wisconsin Scores on Clean Energy Funding in the First Two Years of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

In the two years since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) was signed into law, Wisconsin has garnered hundreds of millions of dollars for clean energy upgrades in addition to money for rural high-speed internet and transportation infrastructure. Wisconsin received $95 million for weatherization, $7.9 million for the state energy program, $6.5 million for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and $14.2 million to enhance power grid resilience. Another $237 million is for public transportation plus $25.8 million for clean school buses (see grant opportunity under funding). Wisconsin cities received $42.2 million for clean transit buses and service upgrades. Additionally, $45 million has been allocated already to Wisconsin to expand our electric vehicle charging infrastructure of the roughly $79 million allotment over 5 years.

With historic federal investments in the clean energy economy, an additional $614 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments has resulted. Nationally, BIL is designed to spur clean, reliable energy across the country to achieve a zero-emission future. It aims to upgrade the US power infrastructure that will facilitate the expansion of renewable clean energy and lower costs and to build a national network of electric vehicle chargers to accommodate the transition to a clean transportation industry.