Biden Opens Applications for More than $5B in Funding for Significant National Infrastructure Projects

Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, has unveiled that the Department of Transportation is currently open to receiving submissions for around $5.1 billion in funding for projects deemed of regional or national importance across three significant discretionary grant programs. The application procedure has been consolidated under the singular Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Program (MPDG) opportunity, offering a streamlined approach.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in the first two years of the infrastructure law, the Biden-Harris Administration has provided nearly $8 billion in grants to communities through the MPDG program to help rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, create good-paying jobs while increasing manufacturing capacity and innovation, and create a clean-energy economy to combat climate change and ensure our communities are resilient—components of the President’s Investing in America agenda.

“Today’s announcement of over $5 billion will fund transformative infrastructure projects that unlock opportunities for communities across the country while creating good-paying jobs and boosting economic competitiveness,” said White House Deputy Chief of Staff Natalie Quillian. “This announcement is part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, which is building a safe, efficient, and reliable transportation system nationwide.”

“Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today we are making over $5 billion available for major infrastructure projects that benefit the economy and quality of life of entire regions of America, from our biggest cities to our most rural areas,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This will support major infrastructure projects that so large, complex, and ambitious that they could not get funded under the infrastructure programs that existed prior to this administration.”

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