Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced the allocation of more than $2 million in funding toward county and city infrastructure projects.
According to the governor’s office, the funding was made available through the Annual Grant Program, which was established by the Rebuild Alabama Act.
In a statement announcing the project awards, Ivey highlighted the success of Rebuild Alabama and asserted that the grant program would prove vital in enhancing the state’s infrastructure.
“I have said it time and again, but Alabama’s roads and bridges needed some work, but we are making substantial progress thanks to Rebuild Alabama,” the governor advised. “These projects we are announcing today are further proof of why these funds are critical to the well-being of our state.”
“Folks in all corners of Alabama and in areas big and small are seeing real results, and that will continue,” noted Ivey. “In my time as governor, we have embarked on more than 1,500 road and bridge projects across almost all 67 counties, worth north of $5 billion. No doubt, Rebuild Alabama is a major contributor to that.”
Of the 10 projects that were selected in the round of funding, cities and counties also contributed a total of over $2 million in local matching funds.
Infrastructure projects as follows:
An additional round of awards for local projects is expected to be announced later this year, according to the governor’s office.
Since the Annual Grant Program’s inception in 2020, more than $27 million in funding for local projects across the state has been awarded.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL