Repairing and enhancing roadways is not just about smooth streets. Completed projects improve quality of life for residents and attract opportunities for development. And one of the best elements of Rebuild The Rock is the equitable, strategic investments in infrastructure. $30 million will be dedicated in part to areas that have been underserved or overlooked in the past. It also will strategically enhance areas where economic development will create jobs for residents.
But we do want smooth streets. $41.75 million will be spent for street and neighborhood street resurfacing and another $5 million will be devoted to targeted community development.
And through the Neighborhood Empowerment Capacity fund, we’re allocating $5 million for micro grants to neighborhood associations and business and community development organizations. These grants will help provide resources and necessary funding to complete neighborhood infrastructure and empowerment projects.