February 9, 2024

HUD: Input Requested to Strengthen Domestic Manufacturing for Housing Infrastructure Projects

Public Feedback sought to enhance Build America, Buy America implementation, understand market readiness, and foster domestic supply chains in housing infrastructure development.

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a Request for Information (RFI) regarding infrastructure projects that receive Federal Financial Assistance (FFA) and are or will be subject to the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) requirements. HUD, in partnership with the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Made in America Office and other federal agencies, is seeking both public feedback and crucial information that will improve understanding of the current domestic supply of products required in housing infrastructure projects.

“Here at HUD, we are building, retrofitting, and improving housing all across the country through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Today’s request will help us understand how we can best expand the domestic supply chain for these housing infrastructure projects.”

HUD seeks public input on the implementation of Build America, Buy America as it applies to HUD’s FFA, provided to construct, alter, and repair infrastructure projects in the U.S. The Department aims to collect information from grant recipients, housing contractors, manufacturers, associations, stakeholders, and the public. Comments may address but are not limited to the following:

HUD is committed to advancing Made in America objectives and implementing Build America, Buy America requirements to support long-term investments in domestic production. Using information collected from this RFI, HUD will support efforts to catalyze domestic manufacturing and jobs and support resilient supply chains in infrastructure projects.

HUD will be hosting a public webinar to provide an overview of the notice on Thursday, February 22, from 1-1:30 p.m. EST. To join the webinar, use this link.

HUD will be taking comments on the notice for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Once published, submit your comments here.

Build America, Buy America (BABA) was enacted in November 2021, as a part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. BABA aims to bolster America’s domestic manufacturing and supply chain, protect national security, support high-paying jobs, increase community investment, create economic prosperity, and spur innovation. For more information, see hud.gov/baba.

This post was originally published here.