June 28, 2023

Ranking Member Larsen on RAISE Grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: “This Is Game-Changing Funding”


WASHINGTON, DCToday, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $2.2 billion in funding for recipients of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant program. RAISE grants provide funding for projects with significant local or regional impact.

“This is game-changing funding that will allow communities to invest in infrastructure that improves safety, boosts economic competitiveness, better connects communities, and increases environmental sustainability,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “These projects, which were chosen for their ability to address climate change, improve quality of life, remove barriers to opportunity and enhance economic competitiveness, will help Cincinnati offer resilient transportation alternatives, Atlanta enhance community connectivity, and Clay County, Iowa, replace bridges in rural areas. In my district, $9.5 million will begin the Bell Road grade separation project, which will improve safety, reduce congestion, and improve the surrounding environment. This project, one I have been working on since I first arrived in Congress, would not have been possible without the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which continues to deliver projects that create jobs and improve lives in communities big and small.”

View all grant award recipients here.