The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act appropriates over $60 billion to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a wide range of environmental programs, such as water sector infrastructure, land clean up, and electric school buses. The IIJA also provides for OIG oversight of these funds.
U.S. EPA Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Spending Dashboard
The OIG has created the U.S. EPA Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Spending Dashboard below to inform the public of current EPA Obligations and Outlays for IIJA projects:
Ongoing Infrastructure Oversight Work
The following OIG notification memorandums inform the public about ongoing infrastructure projects:
- Audit of the EPA’s Resolution of Improper Payments Identified Through Its Annual Review of the State Revolving Fund Program, Project No. OA-FY24-0033, January 16, 2024
- Audit of the Brownfields Program Implementation of Justice40 Initiative Goals and Related Requirements for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act-Funded Projects, Project No. OA-FY24-0031, January 3, 2024
- Audit of the States’ and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Compliance with the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Annual Financial Statement Audit Requirements, Project No. OA-FY23-0097, September 20, 2023
- Audit of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program Rebate Recipient’s Use of Funds, Project No. OA-FY23-0098, September 12, 2023
- Evaluation of EPA Selection of Recipients for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding for Clean School Buses, Project No. OSRE-FY23-0099, September 12, 2023
- Evaluation of the EPA Office of Water’s Guidance to State Revolving Fund Programs for Implementing Build America, Buy America Act Requirements, Project No. OSRE-FY23-0096, August 24, 2023
- Audit of the EPA’s Water Infrastructure Set-Aside Grants to Tribes, Project No. OA-FY23-0082, June 28, 2023
- Project reviewing the EPA’s Build America, Buy America Act Waivers on Infrastructure Projects, Project No. OA-FY23-0084, June 27, 2023
- Audit of the EPA’s Guidance for the Use of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Emerging Contaminants Funding, Project No. OA-FY23-0072, April 18, 2023
- Evaluation of the Financial Capacity of New Mexico’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program to Manage Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding, Project No. OSRE-FY23-0059, March 30, 2023
- Audit of the Climate Change Resiliency in Clean Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plans, Project No. OA-FY23-0055, March 15, 2023
- Evaluation of the Effectiveness of IIJA Funding at American Creosote Works, Inc. Superfund Site in Pensacola, Florida, Project No. OSRE-FY23-0054, March 15, 2023
- Audit of the EPA’s Oversight of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Project No. OA-FY23-0047, February 23, 2023
- Evaluation of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Agencies’ Perspectives on Their Capacity to Manage IIJA Funds, Project No. OSRE-FY23-0043, February 2, 2023
Completed Infrastructure Oversight Work
The following OIG reports inform the public about completed projects:
Complete and accurate reporting in USAspending.gov is critical, as it is the primary way the EPA informs the public of the purpose of its federal awards and where its funding ultimately goes.
The EPA Clean School Bus Program Could Be Impacted by Utility Delays
December 27, 2023
We concluded that there were no significant supply chain issues or production delays that impacted the EPA’s efforts to disburse funds through the first round of the Clean School Bus Program’s funding.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, through its Office of Investigations, identified concerns regarding the EPA’s lack of robust verification mechanisms within the Clean School Bus rebate and grant application process, which led to third parties submitting applications on behalf of unwitting school districts, applicants not being forthright or transparent, entities self-certifying applications without having corroborating supporting documentation, and entities being awarded funds and violating program requirements.
The EPA should review unliquidated obligations for programs that received a substantial increase through the IIJA to ensure that the funds are used for the intended programs or deobligated timely to fund other environmental projects, as appropriate.
The IIJA Oversight Plan describes the OIG’s planned and ongoing audit and evaluation projects for fiscal year 2023, or Year 2, and beyond.
The IIJA appropriates over $60 billion to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for fiscal years 2022 through 2026, representing the largest appropriation that the Agency has ever received.
The purpose of this compendium is to analyze open and unresolved recommendations concerning programs that received funding under the IIJA.
In 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, or IIJA, provided funding for many EPA programs.
We identified seven areas where noncompliance with applicable federal laws, regulations, and program requirements were most frequent
We reviewed prior oversight reports and identified lessons to help the EPA’s administration and oversight of IIJA grant awards.
We reviewed prior oversight reports and identified lessons to help the EPA administer $1.85 billion in IIJA funds for its 12 geographic programs and National Estuary Program.