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DOT to dole out nearly $122 million in pandemic relief cash

DOT to dole out nearly $122 million in pandemic relief cash

Iowa’s roadways and trails across the state are in line for $121.9 million in project cash from the latest federal pandemic relief bill.

The Iowa Department of Transportation staff is recommending the state use $5 million for competitive trail grants. The rest of the money would be divvied among state and local governments.

The DOT would keep $55.5 million for state projects and would send the counties $28.6 million and cities $23.4 million. Each would get a share based on the state’s formula for distributing road use tax money. The local governments would not have to match the grants, said Stewart Anderson, director of the DOT’s Planning, Programming and Modal Division.

Read the full article on the Iowa Capital Dispatch website.



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