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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces 335 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports| site |



    (September 24, 2020) - - Today, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 80 airports in 25 states. “Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website. The total includes $300 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $35 million in Coronavirus Ai...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces 1 Billion Dollars to Upgrade American Infrastructure

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure | site |




    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Trump Administration will invest $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 70 projects in 44 states. “This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Fiscal Year 2020 BUILD Transportation grants are for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and were awarded on a competitiv
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America| site |



    2020 criteria includes innovative technology including broadband deployment and intelligent transportation systems



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation provided the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the latest round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program, which is making available more than $900 million for American infrastructure investments. The Department’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available here. The INFRA program is expected to award $906 million to significant projects that support the Administration’s focus on infrastructure improvements as outlined in the NOFO. “The Department will invest more
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to $502.9 Million Loan for Infrastructure Projects in Hampton Roads, VA

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to $502.9 Million Loan for Infrastructure Projects in Hampton Roads, VA | site |



    (December 12, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) will provide up to a $502.9 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) in Virginia to help finance several of HRTAC’s Regional Priority Projects.

    “This $502.9 million federal investment in transportation infrastructure in the Hampton Roads region will promote economic growth while enhancing safety and mobility for area residents and travelers,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.


    The Regional Priority Projects, all on I-64,
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests 62.3 Million Dollars in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests $62.3 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families | site |



    (December 5, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    HAMILTON, Ala., Dec. 5, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 8,000 rural households, 57 farms, 44 businesses, 17 educational facilities, 14 critical community facilities and three health care facilities in rural Alabama. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments. “Beyond connecting us to our friends and family, high-speed broadband internet connectivity, or e-Connectivity, is a necessity, not an amenity, to do business, access opportunities in educatio
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Nearly One Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to 354 Airports in 44 States

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Nearly One Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to 354 Airports in 44 States| site |



    (September 23, 2019) - - Today (September 23, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “Infrastructure projects funded by these grants will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facili...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 25 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 25 States | site |


    Investments will Benefit 168,000 People in Rural Communities


    (September 23, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary of Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $144 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 25 states.

    “Modern and reliable water and wastewater infrastructure systems are foundational to economic growth and quality of life in rural communities,” LaVoy said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is committed to investing in this critical infrastructure, because when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

    USDA is investing in 45 projects through the Water and
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Statement on National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month



    (November 7, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on President Trump’s Proclamation of November as National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: “Americans rely on secure and resilient infrastructure to provide access to safe food, reliable electricity and transportation, clean water, and instant communication. These physical and cyber systems—and others across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors—provide the essential services that support and underpin American society. “As the Secretary of Homeland Security, I am committed to strengthening our efforts to protect and secure the infrastructure on which Americans rely, in close partnership with other federal agencies, state...
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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence

    U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence


    Assistance Request Deadline is Dec. 5, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (October 26, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina is accepting requests for assistance to help communities implement critical emergency measures and restore eligible infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, houses, and businesses as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Florence and associated flooding.

    Requests for assistance through the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, which is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods and other natural occurrences in watershed, must be submitted in writing to the NRCS State Conservationist in South Carolina by Dec. 5, 2018. “NRCS is
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  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than 130 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than $130 Million in Infrastructure Grants




    Washington, DC - - (October 1, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and members of the Illinois congressional delegation for a grant announcement marking the award of $132,034,680 to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The award funds the 75th Street Corridor Improvements and Argo Connections components of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (C.R.E.A.T.E) project. This funding is provided through the $1.5 billion Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program in partnership with the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, Chicago’s METRA Commuter Rail, Amtrak and the nation’s freight...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States





    Washington, DC - - (September 19, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $398.5 million to improve rural electric service in 13 states.

    “Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in keeping our rural communities connected to this essential infrastructure.”

    USDA is making the investments through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. Below are a few examples of the projects USDA is funding:
    • In Virginia, Southside Electric Cooperative will use a $47.7 million loan to add
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  • Vice President Pence says Time Has Come for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    Vice President Pence: Time Has Come for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency





    (August 13, 2018) - - While speaking at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity Summit in New York City on July 31st, Vice President Pence calls on the United States Senate to take action before the end of the year to enact legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.












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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces 677 Million Dollars Infrastructure Grants to 214 Airports in 43 States

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $677 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 214 Airports in 43 States




    Washington, DC - - (June 8, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminals. These projects are important to the safety and efficiency of the nation’s system of airports. “These Airport Improvement Program grants will enhance airport safety, modernize our aviation infrastructure and strengthen the economic vitality of communities throughout the country,” said Secretary Chao. The U.S. infrastructure, ...
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  • U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke Committed to President Trump's Latest Infrastructure Initiative

    U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke Committed to President Trump's Latest Infrastructure Initiative








    Washington, DC - - (April 9, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing the Interior Department to follow President Trump’s One Federal Decision framework for processing of environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects. The MOU was also signed by Secretaries from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of the Army. Additional signatories to the MOU include the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Chairman of the Advisory...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States


    Projects are being financed in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas





    Washington, DC - - (February 28, 2017) - - Rural Development Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity to rural residents, business and institutions in nine states.

    "USDA continues to be a partner with cooperatives and utilities to expand and modernize the rural electric grid," Glendenning said. "These loans represent the latest efforts to create jobs, help grow the rural economy, and support new technology."

    USDA is making $202 million in loans to upgrade rural electric service in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri,
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces 335 Million Dollars in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports| site |



    (September 24, 2020) - - Today, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 80 airports in 25 states. “Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website. The total includes $300 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $35 million in Coronavirus Ai...
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    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces 1 Billion Dollars to Upgrade American Infrastructure
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    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure | site |




    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Trump Administration will invest $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 70 projects in 44 states. “This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Fiscal Year 2020 BUILD Transportation grants are for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and were awarded on a competitiv
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America| site |



    2020 criteria includes innovative technology including broadband deployment and intelligent transportation systems



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation provided the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the latest round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program, which is making available more than $900 million for American infrastructure investments. The Department’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available here. The INFRA program is expected to award $906 million to significant projects that support the Administration’s focus on infrastructure improvements as outlined in the NOFO. “The Department will invest more
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    01-15-2020, 08:58 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to $502.9 Million Loan for Infrastructure Projects in Hampton Roads, VA
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to $502.9 Million Loan for Infrastructure Projects in Hampton Roads, VA | site |



    (December 12, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) will provide up to a $502.9 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) in Virginia to help finance several of HRTAC’s Regional Priority Projects.

    “This $502.9 million federal investment in transportation infrastructure in the Hampton Roads region will promote economic growth while enhancing safety and mobility for area residents and travelers,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.


    The Regional Priority Projects, all on I-64,
    ...
    12-14-2019, 01:14 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests 62.3 Million Dollars in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests $62.3 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families | site |



    (December 5, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    HAMILTON, Ala., Dec. 5, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 8,000 rural households, 57 farms, 44 businesses, 17 educational facilities, 14 critical community facilities and three health care facilities in rural Alabama. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments. “Beyond connecting us to our friends and family, high-speed broadband internet connectivity, or e-Connectivity, is a necessity, not an amenity, to do business, access opportunities in educatio
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    12-06-2019, 04:52 AM

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