Klobuchar, Smith Announce Significant Federal Resources for Key Workforce, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Priorities for Minnesota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year, includes major federal funding for local projects to strengthen communities in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Over $130 million will be designated for Minnesota projects, including efforts to improve the state’s infrastructure, increase access to workforce development programs, provide resources and training for law enforcement, and support affordable, quality healthcare.

“This federal funding will make a real difference in Minnesota communities. From strengthening transportation, water, and broadband infrastructure to increasing access to child care and workforce development opportunities, these projects will address key issues that impact Minnesotans on a daily basis. I am proud to have worked with leaders from across our state to secure the resources for these projects, and I look forward to seeing all the good they will do,” said Klobuchar.

“These projects will be transformational for communities in every corner of our state,” said Smith. “From broadband expansion to river cleanups, public safety upgrades to affordable housing, I am particularly proud of our work to secure such consequential and far-reaching investments that will touch the lives of so many Minnesotans.”

Klobuchar and Smith have been actively involved in securing this federal funding for projects benefiting the Twin Cities and surrounding communities through a process called “Congressionally Directed Spending” (CDS). Throughout the CDS process, Klobuchar and Smith have considered project proposals and advocated for funding in close coordination with leaders from across the state.

Projects are expected to receive funding over the next several months. More details will be released in the coming weeks.