Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud $20 Million Transportation Grant for City of FlintFriday, July 29, 2016
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) applaud the announcement that the City of Flint will receive $20 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program to repair roads that are damaged after replacing underground drinking water mains in Flint. This program provides critical infrastructure funding to invest in local transportation projects designed to strengthen the economy, increase commerce, and achieve critical national policy objectives.
“Today's announcement is great news and an important step in fixing and replacing Flint’s water infrastructure,” said Senator Stabenow. “This is yet another example of the Obama Administration continuing to work with us to bring resources and funding to help the people of Flint.”
“Families in Flint are still living without access to safe, clean water, and they need assistance to recover from this man-made disaster,” said Senator Peters. “This $20 million grant provides critical resources to help the City of Flint repair roads as they work to replace the damaged water infrastructure, keeping Flint on the path to recovery.”
Since 2009, TIGER has provided nearly $4.6 billion to 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including 134 projects to support rural and tribal communities. Overall, the Department has received more than 6,700 applications requesting more than $134 billion for transportation projects across the country. More information about the grant can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/tiger.
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