WebEd: The $350 Billion State & Local COVID-Relief Fund: What the Construction Industry Needs to Know

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The U.S. Treasury Department has begun distributing $350 billion to state, local and territorial governments under President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief law--the American Rescue Plan Act. These funds can be used for a broad range of purposes. What public and private construction projects--from transportation to buildings--are eligible for this funding? Are there federal requirements attached to projects using these funds?

During this webinar, members of AGC's government relations team will answer these questions and more. Attendees will also learn:

  • How much of the $350 billion their state, local and territorial governments have or will receive
  • Examples of public and private construction projects where some state, local or territorial governments are already seeking to utilize these funds
  • The potential for government requirements--federal, state/territorial, and local--attaching to projects utilizing these funds and the reporting requirements the U.S. Department of Treasury is considering.


Jimmy Christianson
Vice President, Government Relations
The Associated General Contractors of America

Jimmy Christianson leads the Associated General Contractors of America’s government relations efforts in Washington D.C., both on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies. In this role, he is responsible for advancing the interests of construction firms on issues including but not limited to public and private construction investment, workforce development, tax, labor, safety and health, environmental and procurement. 

Prior to joining AGC, Jimmy worked as an attorney for the international law firm of K&L Gates and as a government affairs specialist for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Jimmy received his Bachelor of Arts degree with magna cum laude honors from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctorate degree with cum laude honors from the University of Maine School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

Cory Gattie
Director, Highway & Transportation Division 
The Associated General Contractors of America

Cory Gattie is Director of the Highway and Transportation Division at AGC of America, where he serves as the primary liaison to AGC’s transportation contractor members. Prior to joining AGC in February 2019, Cory worked on Capitol Hill for former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and Congressman Austin Scott. Cory is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

WebEd Recording: 

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