APWA Washington Report

The APWA Washington Report newsletter covers the latest United States national legislative and regulatory news affecting public works and public works professionals. Check your Email Communication Preferences settings to see if you are set up to receive an email copy of the APWA Washington Report. For more information, contact APWA's Washington, DC office at (202) 408-9541. 
 May 16, 2022
  • APWA Virtual Brief on Cybersecurity and Public Works-May 17
  • House Panel Reviewing WIOA
  • NTIA Releases Broadband Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • New FRA Guide on Expansion, Enhancement of Intercity Passenger Rail
  • FHWA Releases Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation, Appalachian Development Highway Programs Funding
  • House Schedules Votes on Cybersecurity Legislation
  • FEMA Announces $1.6B in Disaster Preparedness Grants

 May 9, 2022
  • APWA Virtual Brief on Cybersecurity and Public Works-May 17
  • House Plans Votes on NOAA related Bills
  • FEMA Announces $400M in Emergency Management Grants
  • FEMA Earthquake Assistance Grants Now Accepting Applications
  • DOT Holding Information Session on Transportation Equity
  • DOT Issues Final Rule on National Bridge Inspection Standards

 May 2, 2022
  • Senate EPW Set to Mark-up WRDA
  • NHTSA Seeks State Highway Safety Grant Program Comments by May 23
  • Temporary Waiver of 'Buy America' Requirements for Construction Materials - Comments Due May 13
  • FEMA Seeks Comments on Public Assistance Policy
  • House Panel on Highways, Transit Hearing on Workforce Development
  • Updated APWA 'What is Public Works?' Brochure Available

  April 25, 2022
  • Congress Back in Session
  • CEQ Issues Final NEPA Rule
  • White House Extends Deadline for Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool Comments
  • FHWA Announces Opportunities to Address Climate Challenges
  • AIP Grants Available - Applications Due June 30
  • FEMA Releases Updated State, Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guidance
  • FEMA Announces Departmental Equity Action Plan

  April 4, 2022
  • President's FY 2023 Budget Proposal
  • U.S. House to Vote on Emergency Management Legislation This Week
  • White House Launches One-Stop Covid-19 Website
  • FEMA's Updated Flood Rating System Now in Effect

March 28, 2022
  • U.S. DOT Multimodal Projects Grants Initiative - Due May 23
  • President FY 2023 Budget Proposal Release
  • Guidance Issued for Safe Streets and Roads for All
  • Coronavirus Recovery Funds Final Rule Effective April 1
  • FEMA Requests Feedback on Draft Emergency Management Guide
  • FEMA Accepting Applications for the National Exercise Program
  • FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety to be Acting Agency Administrator

March 21, 2022
  • ROUTES Webinar March 29 -- National Roadway Safety Strategy for Rural Communities
  • DOT Seeks Comments on NETT Council - Due April 8
  • National Scenic Byways Program NOFO - Applications Due May 16
  • FEMA Announces Cost Share Adjustments Related to Disaster Assistance
  • CISA's Cyber Resource Hub Available to the Public

March 14, 2022
  • FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Passed
  • FHWA Releases Virtual Course on Safety
  • EPA Releases Technical Guidance for IIJA State Revolving Fund Implementation
  • FEMA Releases 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Annual Year in Review
  • White House Nominates Dr. David Applegate to Lead USGS
  • DOL Announces Workforce Reentry Grant Opportunity - Deadline April 21

March 7, 2022
  • Register for APWA'S March 10 IIJA Webinar
  • NHTSA Releases 2020 Traffic Crash Data
  • FY 2022 Appropriations Update - Weigh-in on No More CRs!
  • FHWA Sends "Complete Streets" Report to Congress
  • New DOT Funding for Marine Highway Program - Applications Due April 29
  • White House Seeks Feedback on New Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool
  • EPA Releases Toxics Release Inventory Data Including PFAS
  • White House Releases Updated Plan to Combat COVID-19
  • U.S. House Schedules Vote on Cyber Training Legislation This Week
  • U.S. Department of Treasury Releases Updated American Rescue Plan Guidance
  • FEMA Seeks Comments on Emergency Operations Resource Typing Definition
  • FEMA Extends COVID-19 Cost Share Extensions through July 1, 2022

February 28, 2022
  • Register for APWA'S March 10 IIJA Webinar
  • APWA Opposes Fuel Tax Holiday
  • FY 2022 Appropriations Update
  • EPA Announces Availability of Lead Reduction Grants - Deadline April 2019
  • EPA Local Government Advisory Committee Releases IIJA Recommendations
  • FEMA Re-Ups with Reinsurance Program to Mitigate Financial Flood Risk
  • CISA Unveils Enhanced Telecommunications Services to Assist During Disasters

February 14, 2022
  • APWA Launches IIJA Resource Page
  • FY 2022 Appropriations Update
  • U.S. DOT and DOE Electric Vehicle Program Announced
  • FHWA 'Office Hours' on CMAQ
  • APWA Supports Bill to Establish Flushability Standards
  • EPA Announces Environmental Justice Meetings on PFAS Regulations
  • FEMA Seeks Comments on Emergency Operations Center Toolkit

February 7, 2022
  • House Expected to Vote to Extend CR Through March 11
  • U.S. DOT Hosting RAISE Grant Webinars
  • FHWA Outlines HSIP Changes
  • DOT Releases Toolkit for Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure
  • White House Releases IIJA Reference Guide for State, Local Governments
  • President Biden Signs Executive Order on Project Labor Agreements
  • EPA Announces $3.8 Million in Brownfields Workforce Training
  • DOE Plans New COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Initiative
  • CISA Announces Cyber Safety Review Board 

January 31, 2022
  • CR Expires Feb. 18
  • Roadway Safety Strategy Released
  • RAISE Grant Funding Availability Announced
  • EPA Announces Listening Sessions on Reducing Lead Exposure 
  • EPA Requires Reporting on Four New PFAS
  • White House Unveils Plan to Improve Nation's Water Sector Cybersecurity
  • White House Announces Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles

January 24, 2022
  • APWA Public Policy Priorities Survey - Please Complete
  • APWA Asking Members to Contact Congress, Urge Full Funding for IIJA
  • FHWA Announces Funds for Bridge Formula Program
  • USACE Announces $23 Billion in Projects, Programs 
  • Biden Administration Announces $14 Billion Investment in Waterway Infrastructure
  • EPA Releases $688 Million in WIFIA Loans
  • FEMA Releases Updated Data on Flood Insurance Rating System
  • NOAA Releases 2021 National Climate Report
  • White House Launches Website for Free at-Home Covid-19 Test

January 10, 2022
  • Congress Returns
  • FHWA and FTA Launch 'One-Stop Shop' Related to IIJA
  • House of Representatives Subcommittee Accepting WRDA Requests 
  • NTIA Request for Comment on Broadband Programs 
  • U.S. Treasury Issues Final Rule for State, Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
  • FEMA Continues Reinsurance Placement for NFIP in 2022

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