Washington, DC— President Donald Trump will receive $1.6 billion in federal grants for infrastructure, according to a White House document obtained by Vice News.
The administration released the document Friday afternoon.
The funds will come in part from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the White House said in a statement.
The document said Trump would allocate $250 million from the U.S. Emergency Management Agency (MEA), the largest single-year allocation from the federal government.
Trump will also announce a $1 billion federal stimulus package that will provide $2 billion in grants to the states.
The new federal grant will fund new transit and road projects across the country.
“The President’s infrastructure plan will provide millions of Americans with a new opportunity to get around, get around and stay connected,” Trump said in the release.
The $1bn in grants will be targeted at transportation and other infrastructure projects, such as roads and bridges, bridges and tunnels, power, sewage and water, roads and highways, and airports.
The grants will also be available to states, which will get a $500 million infusion of funds.
Trump announced in May that the federal highway program would be cut by $100 billion, and that the US will stop providing federal funding for transit projects.
But the administration said in July that the program would remain open.
The program provides federal funding to local governments to build public transportation systems.
HUD’s announcement comes amid a national debate over how much of the federal budget should be spent on infrastructure, and a recent survey of voters by the Urban Institute found that a majority of Americans are opposed to a large chunk of the highway funding.
A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that 58 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the way the federal transportation agency is handling the nation’s transportation crisis.
More than one-quarter (27 percent) say the federal agency is doing a good job, and 18 percent say the agency is not doing a bad job.
The poll was conducted from July 12 to 20 among 1,979 adults, including 1,731 Republicans, 2,742 Democrats, and 2,923 independents.