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OMB Proposes New Standards on American-Made Building Materials

New standards to determine if construction materials for federally funded infrastructure projects are made in the United States have been proposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the new guidance, required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL), “sets standards to carry out the statutory requirement that all manufacturing processes for construction material occur in the United States.” Federally funded infrastructure projects include housing developments that receive any federal support, such as through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) or the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

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