Dec 16, 2021


December 16, 2021

Contact: Julia Hamelburg (julia.hamelburg@wisdems.org)

BREAKING: Biden-Harris Administration Invests $114.5 Million in Rural Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the Biden-Harris administration is investing $114.5 million to build and improve infrastructure in Wisconsin’s rural communities. Thanks to President Biden, Wisconsin will see an influx of federal funds dedicated to delivering clean drinking water and wastewater management, providing green energy resources, and rebuilding Wisconsin’s roads and bridges. 

“When we invest in rural infrastructure, we invest in the livelihoods and health of people in rural America,” Vilsack said. “Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, USDA is committed to Building a Better America by investing in America’s rural infrastructure, expanding access to broadband, clean drinking water, and resilient power infrastructure. The investments we are announcing today will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably so that everyone gets ahead for decades to come.”

Today’s investments will ensure a safer future for Wisconsin’s children by delivering dependable electric power and cleaning drinking water. Specifically, the investments will build out the Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program and Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program for rural infrastructure projects in Barron, Chippewa, Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, and Vernon counties.

Read more about how this investment will deliver for all neighborhoods across the state here