BUILD Grants To Repair Village Roads
Congressman San Nicolas advises Mayors on $100 Million grant opportunity to repair village roads
In letters to each Mayor, Congressman San Nicolas highlighted road projects available in each village eligible for "Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD)" transportation discretionary grants available through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, or intermodal transportation, and make up to $100 million available per State or Territory.
"Our village roads have been in a constant state of disrepair, and our people in the past have had their gas prices increased with liquid fuel tax increases to fund road repairs, while the taxes that go into that road repair fund gets used all over the place," opened Congressman San Nicolas. "These BUILD grants can tackle $100 million in neglected road projects, and our Mayors can target the projects that have the highest need and highest impact in each of our villages," Congressman San Nicolas added.
While BUILD grants can be used for a variety of infrastructure projects, Congressman San Nicolas hopes to focus the available resources on Guam village roads. "The best use of transportation grant funds is to put it into a long-term use asset that will last us decades, and if we are able to squeeze as much useful life out of our many broken village roads today, imagine how much more after we invest in actually getting them fixed," said Congressman San Nicolas.
The deadline to submit grant applications is May 18, 2020.