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2022-10-14 19:54:27 By : Mr. Kevin Li

As part of the infrastructure law, $2.2 billion in grants has been awarded across the country for projects to upgrade roads and bridges and other transportation projects.

The law calls for providing $7.5 billion over five years for the RAISE grant program. RAISE stands for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity.

The projects will receive grants of various amounts, the largest at $25 million, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding is split in half between rural and urban projects. USDOT says two-thirds of the projects are in poor or disadvantaged communities. Along with roads and bridges, projects include transit, rail, ports and intermodal transportation.

The following criteria were used to choose recipients: safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, economic competitiveness and opportunity, partnership and collaboration, innovation, state of good repair, and mobility and community connectivity.

Other considerations were improving accessibility for all travelers, bolstering supply chain efficiency, and supporting racial equity and economic growth, USDOT says. 

Here's where the money is going: