Professor John Kincaid

Prof. John Kincaid

John Kincaid, Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, recently spoke with NPR’s Chloe Nouvelle to discuss the landmark infrastructure legislation passed by the Biden administration. While the White House calls the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act “a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness,” Kincaid shared that the distribution at the state level depends on “matching requirements.”

“For infrastructure grants, the match is usually around 20%,” Kincaid said. “So, for every dollar spent on a federally aided infrastructure project, usually the federal government will provide 80 cents and the state or local government needs to provide 20 cents.”

Kincaid also said one of the reasons behind the match requirement is to ensure state and local governments have “buy-in” to grant programs.

Listen to the full interview.

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