Millions of dollars in federal funds are being set aside for local projects throughout Minnesota following the passage of a massive government funding bill signed into law last week.
Projects funded include: $84,000 for Red Wing Ignite to pilot the Youth Coding Leagues program in the seven school districts of Goodhue County, enabling elementary and middle school students to develop the digital skills necessary to join the competitive digital workforce in the future. They also receive $19,000 to increase woodworking educational opportunities.
o $3.2 million for Goodhue County to provide broadband coverage to multiple rural unserved and under-served areas.
The City of Zumbrota will receive $560,000 for to provide a critical watermain crossing of US Highway 52 and protect existing local business from disruption due to watermain failure.