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4 Job Quality Questions All Applicants for New Federal Funds Should Answer

4 Job Quality Questions All Applicants for New Federal Funds Should Answer

States, cities, and private sector applicants can improve their chances of winning new federal support through the Inflation Reduction Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and CHIPS and Science Act by demonstrating that their proposals will create good jobs for working people from all walks of life.

The Biden administration’s signature industrial policies promise to create millions of jobs and support sustainable industrial growth throughout the 21st century. The Inflation Reduction Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the CHIPS and Science Act are making investments in America’s physical, digital, water, and clean energy infrastructure. At the core of this growth strategy is the administration’s commitment that the new federally supported jobs will be good jobs for workers from all walks of life, with standards and incentives to achieve this goal written into the underlying legislation.

Now, states, cities, and private employers are beginning to compete for federal funds. Applicants that commit to clear, proven strategies for delivering on job quality and equity promises are at a competitive advantage.

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Karla Walter

Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy


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