How Federal Infrastructure Investments Can Help Small and Rural Communities

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Date: March 15, 2022

Location: Independence Salons ABC


– Learn about programs in the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law specifically earmarked for rural communities. – Find out more about federal agencies and offices that can direct support for rural needs. – Learn necessary information for making your applications and local projects successful. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides dedicated support for rural projects focused on everything from water and transportation to broadband. In this workshop, rural and small town leaders will join together to learn about federal funding and technical assistance programs developed with their communities in mind. The discussion also will focus on federal support for economic development and other priorities, while lifting up the power and potential of regional partnerships to unlock new resources for smaller and rural areas.


  • Brian M. O’Hara Senior Director Regulatory Affairs - Broadband & Telecom - NRECA
  • Ted Stiger Senior Director of Government Affairs & Policy - Rural Community Assistance Partnership
  • Kwasi Fraser Mayor - Purcellville, Virginia
  • Farah Ahmad Chief of Staff - U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development