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  • Writer's pictureJillian Helding

How Buy America Requirements Apply to Department of Energy Infrastructure Programs

As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is administering the $10.5 billion Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) program.


The IIJA also enacted the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA), which applies to Federally funded infrastructure projects, including GRIP projects, started after May 14, 2022. BABA requires that all the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in infrastructure projects are produced in the United States. The goal of this requirement (called the Buy America Requirement for short) is to increase the resilience of the domestic supply chain and manufacturing supply for critical materials.


To help keep your DOE-funded project compliant, we've put together a brief guide to the Buy America Requirement: what it says, who it impacts, how to prove compliance, and how to request a waiver. Click the button below to download the document.


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