The Biden Administration announced nearly $830 million in grant awards for 80 projects nationwide that will help states and local communities strengthen surface-transportation systems, according to the Department of Transportation press release. The funds are intended to make the systems more resilient to extreme weather such as flooding, sea-level rise, and heat waves. The projects are expected to fortify roads, bridges, highways, public transportation, pedestrian facilities, ports, and intercity passenger rail across 37 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. By increasing the resilience of these assets, these investments are projected to reduce short- and long-term costs by minimizing future needs for maintenance and reconstruction.