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Maryland awarded $122M in stimulus funds for water projects

Posted by teddyRIO 1916 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.bizjournals.com

Maryland will receive nearly $122 million in federal stimulus funds to help boost state water infrastructure projects and improve the Chesapeake Bay.

The announcement is expected to made tomorrow at Bladensburg Waterfront Park by U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin. a Maryland Democrat, and chairman of the senate environmental and public works water and wildlife subcommittee. Other state officials will be on hand for the announcement.

The funds will be used to construct water infrastructure projects that create jobs, protect public health and bolster the Chesapeake Bay, according to a press release. Specific projects were not yet unveiled.

The $122 million is part of President Barack Obama’s $787 billion American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.

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