USDA Rural Development is seeking a public interest waiver to allow additional time to implement the Build America, Buy America Act.

The Build America, Buy America Act, enacted as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, established a domestic content procurement preference for all Federal financial assistance obligated for infrastructure projects after May 14, 2022. The domestic content procurement preference requires that all iron, steel, manufactured products and construction materials used in covered infrastructure projects are produced in the U.S.

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on this proposed adjustment period public Interest waiver. To receive consideration, comments must be submitted through email at by 5:30 pm ET on July 18, 2022.