DOT Releases Emergency Funding for Rhode Island

“Quick release” funds as a downpayment on infrastructure repairs after flooding.

The Department of Transportation released $10 million in “quick release” emergency relief funds to the state of Vermont last week, providing the down payment needed to begin repairing infrastructure damaged by historic flooding. 

Rain fell steadily over the state for weeks in July, and President Biden issued an emergency declaration for the state on July 11. Now that the floods have more or less receded, Vermont Governor Phil Scott is eager to return roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure to usable conditions.

“I saw firsthand the devastating effects of extreme flooding on people and businesses in Vermont, and increasingly frequent climate disasters have wreaked havoc on more and more American communities,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This emergency funding will help the people of Vermont repair critical infrastructure as we continue working to support Vermonters in their efforts to recover and rebuild.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg to allot emergency funding prudently.
  • For U.S. transportation officials as they support repairs to states’ infrastructure.
  • For Governor Scott to administer the funding efficiently and effectively.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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