Evers, Democrats Lowering Costs for Wisconsinites Thanks to Rescue Plan
MADISON, Wis. – Despite every Wisconsin Republican in Congress voting against Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, Gov. Evers’ ARP investments continue to fund community grants and lower costs for families across the Badger State.
See how Governor Evers is using funding from President Biden’s ARP to invest in communities across Wisconsin:
“Governor Evers announced a series of grants Monday worth over $32 million, meant to fund affordable multifamily housing projects statewide…
“Evers had announced that $20 million of ARPA would be used for a grant program to fund the projects. Another $5 million of ARPA funds were added after applications showed that more money was needed. Now, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority is adding $7.4 million in National Housing Trust funds to the grant program, bringing the total to $32.4 million.”
“The Oneida Nation Reservation is investing a grant in green energy. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $648,339 in American Rescue Plan funds to support sustainable energy on the reservation.”
“Programs in manufacturing, science and technology, education, the building trades and health care will share in more than $11 million in new state grants that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday.
“The grants are part of the second batch of Workforce Innovation Grants that the Evers administration has been awarding from the American Rescue Plan Act funds allocated to the state.”
“Milwaukee Co. leaders hope $19 million will help solve housing access and affordability issues not just in the city, but in the suburbs too. Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley hopes ARPA dollars can break down barriers to home ownership, especially for minorities.”