By the numbers: Biden’s budget priorities for supply chains

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Source: Supply Chain Dive

President Joe Biden's $5.8 trillion fiscal 2023 budget, released Monday, includes more money for port infrastructure and building capacity in solar energy supply chains.

The budget, which still needs approval from Congress, recommends spending beyond the bipartisan infrastructure law signed earlier this year. The president is proposing a $142 billion budget for the Department of Transportation, which includes $1.5 billion more in discretionary funding over 2021.

"From roads, tunnels and bridges, to airport and port improvements, electric vehicle chargers, safe bike lanes, and more, we are building a first-rate transportation system for all Americans," U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.

Here are a few of the supply chain highlights from the president’s spending proposal to Congress.

Highways

BY THE NUMBERS
$3 billion
The amount requested for the National Highway Freight Program and the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program, which both fund improvements to roadways that carry most of the country’s truck freight.
$29 billion
The amount proposed for the National Highway Performance Program, which provides funding for construction projects on interstates and throughout the National Highway System.
$27.5 million
The amount requested for the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program to support rulemaking around maximum fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Ports, rail and other infrastructure

BY THE NUMBERS
$1.5 billion
The amount requested for the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) and the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) Grant programs, which will fund projects to improve roads, highways, freight rail and port infrastructure.
$230 million
The amount proposed for Port Infrastructure Development Program, a grant program that aims to improve port infrastructure. The funding is on top of $450 million in funding approved through the bipartisan infrastructure law.
$500 million
The amount requested for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program, which funds projects to reduce congestion and improve efficiencies in rail freight. The funding would be on top of the $1 billion provided by infrastructure law.

Domestic manufacturing

BY THE NUMBERS
$372 million
The amount proposed for two additional manufacturing innovation institutes at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 2023 and to continue support for the two funded this year.
$125 million
The increase requested for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership to help small and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers compete more effectively.
$200 million
The amount proposed for a new Solar Manufacturing Accelerator at the Department of Energy to build capacity in solar energy supply chains and reduce reliance on imported products manufactured using unacceptable labor practices.

AVs/EVs

BY THE NUMBERS
$1 billion
The amount proposed for a network of electric vehicle charging stations under the newly created National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program.
$3.1 million
This amount would support programs testing and deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for large trucks and passenger vehicles.
$11.8 million
The budget includes funding for Automated Driving Systems research and the development of new tests, tools and procedures to evaluate the safety of automated vehicle technology.

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