Gov. Evers directs $250 million in federal funds toward 2 new grant programs

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers is hoping $250 million in federal funding can help cities across the state recover from the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.

The governor unveiled two new grant programs.

The first puts $200 million toward investments in neighborhoods. 

Local governments can apply for money for new or improved facilities, like workforce centers, housing, transit and child care.

The second grant program allocates $50 million for capital projects to provide better health care to underserved neighborhoods.

"Overall, these $250 million in new funds will help communities and neighborhoods right here in Racine and across our state bounce back, and better," said Gov. Evers. 

Both programs are funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. 

They will be distributed by the Department of Administration.

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