Via the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant, $2.2 billion in grants were recently awarded across the country for projects to upgrade roads and bridges and other transportation projects.
According to Equipment World, the projects will receive grants of various amounts, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding is split in half between rural and urban projects. USDOT says 70% of the projects are in poor or disadvantaged communities. Along with roads and bridges, projects include transit, rail, ports and intermodal transportation.
“Using the funds in President Biden’s infrastructure law, we are helping communities in every state across the country realize their visions for new infrastructure projects,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This round of RAISE grants is helping create a new generation of good-paying jobs in rural and urban communities alike, with projects whose benefits will include improving safety, fighting climate change, advancing equity, strengthening our supply chain, and more.”