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Gov. Radio - New Programs to Invest in Wisconsin Communities, Support Continued Economic Recovery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 10 September 2021 08:45

coronavirus-small-businessMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers delivered the Democratic Radio Address on Thursday to share information about two new programs, supported by more than $250 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, that will help support Wisconsin’s continued economic recovery and give communities and Wisconsinites across the state additional support to keep bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Audio file of Radio Address.

tony-eversHey, folks! Governor Tony Evers here.

Every day, more Wisconsinites get their safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, our economy continues to rebound, and we’re another step closer to putting this pandemic behind us.

But if we want to keep up this momentum and ensure our state keeps bouncing back, we have to keep working to get shots in arms and invest in our economic recovery.

That’s why I was proud to announce we’re investing $275 million into our state’s infrastructure and future so that we can come out of this pandemic even better than we were before.

We’re putting $50 MILLION of our American Rescue Plan Act funds toward a new grant program to invest in healthcare infrastructure across our state, as well as creating a $200 MILLION Neighborhood Investment Fund to support projects in communities near you.

These programs will help local leaders ensure their neighborhoods recover from the pandemic with projects that connect the dots to help families and workers succeed—like housing projects, childcare solutions, expanding transit, and increasing access to healthcare in underserved communities.

I also announced $25 MILLION to support transit infrastructure in our two largest cities to help ensure our workers, students, and families can get from point A to point B.

I’m proud of the work we’ve done to support our state’s continued economic recovery and am looking forward to making these investments so we can continue to bounce back and even better than we were before this pandemic hit.

Let’s keep it up, folks! Thank you.

 
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