Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Johnson announces infrastructure grant opportunity

by BIZ Magazine

$1 billion in grants available to municipalities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced an opportunity for local municipalities to apply for $1 billion in federal grants to improve transportation infrastructure including roads, bridges, rail, transit, and ports. The funding will be provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. Half of this grant funding will be designated to projects specifically in rural areas.

Johnson also announced a Feb. 25 webinar on how to compete for the grants. For more information on how to register, click here.

“This is a great opportunity for Louisiana communities to ensure our hard-earned taxpayer dollars are put to good use,” said Johnson. “Poor road conditions are rampant across rural areas of the state and have cost us in dollars, jobs and productivity. These BUILD grants can be a means to change that and enable our communities to flourish.”

“BUILD grants will upgrade infrastructure across America, making our transportation systems safer and more efficient,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

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