All funds made available through the Middle Mile Grant Program for broadband infrastructure must comply with the Build America, Buy America Act (Act) Pub. L. No. 117-58, §§ 70901-52.
This Act requires that all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in the project are produced in the United States unless a waiver is requested and granted.
Under the Build America, Buy America Act, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) may waive the application of this preference when:
Applying the domestic content procurement preference would be inconsistent with the public interest;
Types of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality;
The inclusion of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.
You can find more information on the Buy American requirement here.
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