Buy America

With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Federal financial assistance programs for infrastructure must comply with domestic content procurement preference requirements established in the “Build America, Buy America Act” at Section 70911 et seq. (“Buy America”). Buy America’s domestic content procurement preference applies to all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used for infrastructure projects under an award. These requirements take effect on May 14, 2022; however, parties may seek waivers under certain circumstances.

Applicable Laws and Policies:

Approved and pending DOI Buy America Waivers

The following Buy America DOI general applicability waiver request has been approved. Entities do not need to apply for a separate DOI Buy America Waiver for items that meet the below criteria as long as the period of performance for the project begins prior to the expiration date of the general applicability waiver AND the non-domestic items are purchased prior to the expiration date of the general applicability waiver. Any questions in regards to general applicability waivers should be directed to the financial assistance awarding officer for your grant or cooperative agreement.

Reclamation Buy America Waiver Process:

Last Updated: 5/14/24