This is great to see
As you may know, the city of Flint, Michigan is undergoing a major water crisis that is leaving thousands of people with filthy drinking water on a daily basis. After meeting with Michigan officials, Trump’s EPA is sending some much needed help!
In fact, the Trump Administration is sending a whopping $100 million to help the city with this crisis!
Here’s more from MichiganLive.com:
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $100-million grant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to fund drinking water infrastructure upgrades in Flint.
Provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016, the funds awarded Friday, March 17, are designed to allow the city to accelerate work to replace lead service lines and make other infrastructure improvements, including upgrades to Flint’s water treatment plant.
The federal award to Michigan comes a month after the state backed Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s proposal for spending the money as well as $20 million in matching funds from the state.
“The people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a news release from the agency. “EPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving America’s water infrastructure.”
Weaver said in a statement that she’s “excited and very grateful to receive these much-needed funds.”
“The city of Flint being awarded a grant of this magnitude in such a critical time of need will be a huge benefit,” the mayor said. “As we prepare to start the next phase of the … pipe replacement program, these funds will give us what we need to reach our goal of replacing 6,000 pipes this year and make other needed infrastructure improvements. We look forward to the continued support of the EPA and federal government.”
This is so great to hear! Trump is helping every-day Americans in great ways!