President Trump Announces $900 MILLION in USDOT Infrastructure Grants by Tweet Storm

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce hundreds of millions in dollars of infrastructure funding to twenty states.

In the series of Tweets, the President noted the amount being awarded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to each state and also expressed the purpose for the funding.




 

It’s part of the Trump Administration’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

INFRA advances a grant program established in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Project applications were evaluated by a team of more than two dozen career staff in the Department and selected based on established criteria to align them with national and regional economic vitality goals.

The program increases the impact of projects by leveraging federal grant funding and incentivizing project sponsors to pursue innovative strategies, including public-private partnerships.




 

The total amount being awarded, according to the President’s Tweets, is roughly $916.15 million.

The states that will be receiving funding are Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


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In every instance, President Trump specified a benefit of the funding to the specific area, which often included economic growth, job development, and creating efficiencies in commerce and travel.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce hundreds of millions in dollars of infrastructure funding to twenty states.

 

To see what President Trump had to say about each state receiving funding and its purpose, view the Tweets below.

Arkansas

Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Nevada

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin




 

As required under the FAST Act, Congress will have 60 days to review the Department’s proposed project awardees.

After the 60-day review period, the Department is free to begin obligating funding.

Photo courtesy Illinois DOT

 


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