U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Recipients of $1.5 Billion BUILD Grants

This article has been reprinted from the Dec. 20 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the recipients of the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants.

The funds span 91 infrastructure projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

DOT Secretary Elaine Chao indicated that highway and bridge projects received the largest share (69 percent) of the total $1.5 billion appropriated by Congress.

Rail, transit, and port projects received about $165 million, $141 million, and $146 million, respectively.

The maximum award for this round of BUILD Transportation grants is $25 million and, as specified in the FY 2018 Appropriations Act, no more than $150 million can be awarded to a single State.

At least 30 percent of funds must be awarded to projects located in rural areas.