Biden-Harris Administration announces $32M in Infrastructure grants for Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced $32 million for two projects in Missouri, part of $1.8 billion in awards from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. Today’s awards fund 148 projects nationwide and bring the total amount of Biden-Harris Administration RAISE grants to more than $7.2 billion for over 550 projects across the country.

“After decades of underinvestment, the condition of America’s infrastructure is now finally getting better instead of worse – and today we proudly announce our support for 148 more projects in communities of every size across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re funding projects across the country to make roads safer, make it easier for people to move around their community, make transportation infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather, and improve supply chains to keep costs down for consumers.”

The competitive and popular RAISE program, which was authorized $1.5 billion a year on top of already appropriated funds thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, supports a diverse slate of communities with projects of local and regional significance. Funding is split equally between urban and rural areas, and a large percentage of grants support regions defined as historically disadvantaged or areas of persistent poverty. The eligibility requirements of RAISE allow project sponsors, including state and local governments, counties, Tribal governments, transit agencies, and port authorities, to pursue multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional projects that are more difficult to fund through other grant programs. RAISE discretionary grants invest in critical freight and passenger transportation infrastructure projects that would otherwise not receive the funding needed if not for President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

RAISE is a keystone program of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, rebuilding and repairing critical infrastructure using American-made materials and spurring historic levels of private sector investment in regions around the country. Investing in key transportation infrastructure initiatives through programs like RAISE is growing the economy from the middle out and bottom up, lowering costs for families, and creating good-paying, union jobs for American workers in their home communities.

As in years past, the demand for RAISE funding outpaced available funds, with the Department receiving almost $13 billion in requests for the $1.8 billion available this year.

Projects in Missouri announced today include:

  • $7,379,648 for the Englewood Roundabout and Winner Road Upgrades projectin Independence – This project will construct a roundabout at the intersection of Winner Road and Northern Boulevard. Improvements also include the rehabilitation of Winner Road to include pedestrian safety and ADA improvements. The project will improve traffic flow at the intersection, improve pedestrian safety and access, and increase access to the arts district.
  • $24,822,313for the Springfield UNGAP Project in Springfield – The project will construct 3.14 miles of greenway trails connecting neighborhoods on the west side of Springfield. It will eliminate at-grade crossings, install pedestrian bridges, remove abandoned culverts, and provide traffic calming infrastructure. The project focuses on safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, mobility, community connectivity, economic competitiveness, and partnership. The project aims to connect historically marginalized neighborhoods and enhance accessibility to essential services and recreational amenities.

The full list of projects can be viewed here.

The RAISE program is one of several competitive grant programs providing funding to communities across the country under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. To date across the Biden-Harris Administration, nearly $454 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been announced to more than 57,000 specific projects in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories.

For more information on the RAISE program, click HERE.

For more on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s investments across America, including state-by-state, click here: Investing In America | The White House