Klobuchar, Smith Secure Funding for Infrastructure and Housing Improvement Projects in Red Wing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that they secured federal funding in the Fiscal Year 2024 federal budget for projects benefiting Red Wing. These projects will help support Sorin’s Bluff Reservoir and the Red Wing Hill Street Triplex Project. 

“These projects will improve critical water infrastructure and housing options for communities in Red Wing,” said Klobuchar. “With this federal funding, these projects will have the resources to move forward.” 

Without a safe place to live – including clean drinking water – nothing in your life works,” said Smith. “These investments in Red Wing will directly benefit the community and improve public health by making housing safer and protecting access to clean drinking water.”

Klobuchar and Smith have successfully secured:

  • $500,000 for Drinking Water Storage at Sorin’s Bluff Reservoir Rehab in Red Wing. This Grant will replace the concrete roof of the reservoir.  
  • $175,000 for the Red Wing HRA—Hill Street Triplex Project. This grant will make the Triplex significantly safer by replacing its heating source, windows, and sidewalk area.

Klobuchar and Smith have been actively involved in securing this federal funding for projects benefiting communities across the state through a process called “Congressionally Directed Spending” (CDS). During 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.