Tony Evers is putting his money where his mouth is.
The Democrat announced last week that he's putting $36.6 million from the state's American Rescue Plan Act Act toward five community projects, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
"A critical part of our administration's work" has been "ensuring our infrastructure, workforce, and economy are prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century, and that includes investing in critical improvements and development at the local level that we know will have a long-term impact on our communities and our state," Evers said in a statement.
The American Rescue Plan Act was passed by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature in 2017 and included a $50 million fund to support economic and community development in the state.
The five projects Evers is funding through the new Non-State Grant Program, which is open for applications until Jan.
31, 2024, include a new high school in Janesville, a new middle school in Milwaukee, a new elementary school in Green Bay, and a new senior center in Door County, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
"I encourage local partners to take this new opportunity," Evers said in his statement.
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