KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 12, 2024 — State Rep. Julie M. Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) expressed excitement following a recent announcement that the city of Kalamazoo is receiving a $38 million federal Department of Transportation infrastructure grant from the Biden-Harris administration, which will help the city prepare for flood mitigation and stormwater management. In response to the news, Rogers issued the following statement:

”This $38 million federal grant is a significant investment for Kalamazoo, providing critical funds to address emerging flooding issues near Western Michigan University and the Arcadia Creek watershed. As a former county commissioner, I have seen the devastation caused by flooding related to worsening climate change. By upgrading our stormwater infrastructure, we’re not only protecting our community from the increasing threats of flooding, extreme weather events and other natural disasters, but enhancing our city’s resilience and livability. This investment is a demonstration of our commitment to a safer, more sustainable future for all residents of Kalamazoo. Congratulations to the City of Kalamazoo on this critical grant award.”