The following stakeholder information was sent by RD on March 1, 2023:


Build America, Buy America Act Customer Guide Now Online

Rural Development Build America, Buy America Implementation Waiver Expired Feb. 3, 2023

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2023 – USDA Rural Development (RD) today published a Build America, Buy America (BABAA) Customer Guide to help organizations receiving RD financial assistance comply with BABAA and its requirements for their projects. The guide will help people determine if their project is subject to BABAA and explain how to document compliance.

RD’s implementation waiver for BABAA expired Feb. 3, 2023. All non-Federal organizations receiving RD financial assistance for infrastructure projects are now required to exclusively use iron, steel, manufactured products and construction materials manufactured in the United States. The Build America, Buy America Act was enacted on Nov. 15, 2021, as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

To learn more, read the full Stakeholder Announcement.