Government Begins Awarding Infrastructure Grants

Funds going to 90 projects across 47 states.

Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Friday the department was awarding nearly $1 billion in infrastructure grants, a down payment on funding to boost the nation’s roads, bridges, rail, transit, and other projects.

The grants, under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, are going to 90 projects across 47 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, to rebuild roads and add rail lines. They will also create new green space, new trails, bike lanes, and safer streets for pedestrians.

The secretary said the department had received a “ten-to-one ratio of requests to available dollars” for the grants.

Under the $1 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden, the Transportation Department will receive $660 billion over five years, including $210.5 billion to be awarded in competitive grants. Of that, $71 billion is for new grant programs.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the department and agency officials charged with distributing grants on infrastructure projects.
  • For officials to be impartial as they award grants.
  • For the president and his advisors as they promote infrastructure maintenance, repair, and construction.

Sources: One America News, Politico


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