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Roe Announces Federal Grants for Reconstruction from Natural Disasters

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Washington, December 4, 2017 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program will reimburse the U.S. Forest Service $335,408 and $160,000, respectively, to reconstruct federally-owned roads damaged by heavy rains in December 2015. Roe released the following statement:

“The Cherokee National Forest is one of our area’s great treasures, and maintaining access to it is critically important. At a time of tight budget constraints, and with wildfires consuming an ever-increasing portion of the Forest Service’s resources, funding like this will help ensure public access to the Cherokee is maintained. Our national forest is a source of pride for East Tennessee, providing recreational opportunities and helping to drive economic growth. This funding will help ensure the Forest can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

To view more information on these federal grants. Click here and here

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