Kansas receives $13.3 million to modernize electrical grid infrastructure
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced on Wednesday, July 12 that Kansas will receive $13.3 million in funding to modernize electrical grid infrastructure.
According to officials with the Office of the Governor, these funds, administered by the Kansas Corporation Commission, will be used to promote projects that strengthen and modernize the power grid against natural disasters while advancing projects that attract, train and retain a skilled Kansas workforce.
“Our power grid is vital to the health and well-being of Kansans,” Governor Kelly said. “This investment provides us the opportunity to continue making progress on electrical projects related to emergency preparedness and projects that modernize and strengthen our power grid.”
Officials with the Office of the Governor said Kansas was one of nine states and three tribal nations to receive a combined total of $207.6 million in grants in this third round of funding.
“By modernizing our electric grid, we are creating good-paying jobs and ensuring folks across Kansas have access to clean, affordable electricity, even during some of the extreme weather events we’ve seen lately,” said Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03). “I’m proud to have helped bring these investments home to Kansas through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which continues to make a positive impact on the lives of Kansas families and businesses.”
Officials with the Office of the Governor noted more information about the Grid Resilience State/Tribal Formula Grant program can be found HERE.
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