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HUD News: Build America, Buy America Act Webpage Launched

HUD is pleased to announce the launch of the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) page on the HUD Exchange. BABA requires that all iron and steel, construction materials, and manufactured products used in federally funded infrastructure projects are produced in the United States, unless otherwise exempt or subject to an approved waiver.


Resources and Training

The BABA page offers an array of resources and training materials to assist Community Planning and Development (CPD) grantees and their partners in determining when an infrastructure project must comply with the “Buy America Preference” (BAP) as outlined in BABA.

  • Access three new BABA Quick Guides for CPD, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and Recovery Housing Program (RHP) grantees. More guides in English and Spanish are coming soon – please check back!
  • Register for upcoming BABA webinars
    • BABA Overview for CPD Grantees: November 2, 2023; 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT.
    • BABA for CDBG and RHP Grantees: November 15, 2023; 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT.
    • BABA for ESG and CoC Grantees: November 29, 2023; 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT.



Access the newly launched BABA Ask A Question (AAQ) desk which is staffed by Technical Assistance (TA) providers who possess expertise in BABA regulation and its application across a wide range of CPD programs. Submit your questions today!

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