Diaz-Balart, Rubio Applaud $13 Million TIGER Grant for Immokalee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statements today after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a TIGER grant of over $13 million to transform Immokalee’s infrastructure:
“I am proud to announce the award of this TIGER grant that will help revitalize Immokalee’s infrastructure. From the installation of streetlights to the construction of bus shelters and sidewalks, the funds from this grant will be utilized to improve the quality of life for Immokalee residents,” said Diaz-Balart. “As Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, I funded the TIGER program and worked tirelessly to secure this grant for the community. I am grateful to Secretary Chao for recognizing the need in Immokalee. I look forward to continue working with Senator Rubio, County Commissioner Bill McDaniel, and other local leaders in seeing this project through, and am eager for the positive impact the TIGER grant will have on Immokalee residents.”
“Today’s announcement by the Department of Transportation is significant news for Immokalee. Having seen firsthand the devastation Hurricane Irma inflicted on southwest Florida, this grant will provide critical resources that will fundamentally transform Immokalee’s damaged infrastructure as residents continue to rebuild and recover,” said Rubio. “As a Senate appropriator, I look forward to continuing to work with members in the Florida delegation, including Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, to ensure Florida communities receive the federal resources they need."