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Iowa communities will receive federal resources for broadband and public transportation initiatives through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation U.S. Sen. Grassley supported in 2021. These grants are in addition to the awards announced last week. 


“Access to efficient broadband and transportation is critical to connecting people and positioning communities for long-term successes,” Grassley said. “Today’s infrastructure investments will kick start critical projects, particularly in rural parts of our state. They’ll improve learning opportunities for students and expand markets for small businesses, as well as enhance mobility throughout Iowa.”


The state of Iowa will receive $415,331,313 from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, which aims to expedite broadband provision to unserved areas. 


The Federal Transit Administration also allocated over $43 million as follows:

Iowa City

Award: $23,280,546

Program: Low or No Emission Vehicle Program 

Project: Iowa City Zero-Emission Transit Operations Maintenance Facility


Iowa Department of Transportation

Award: $17,853,710

Program: Buses & Bus Facilities programs 

Project: Providing Rural Iowa Zero Emission Services


City of Dubuque

Award: $2,359,072 

Program: Low or No Emission Vehicle Program

Project: Transitioning to a Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

Author: Press Release


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