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Interior Invests $1.6 Billion to Improve Infrastructure on Public Lands and Tribal Schools

Historic investment in public lands will create nearly 19,000 jobs and contribute $2 billion to GDP

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior will invest $1.6 billion in 2021 to address critical deferred maintenance projects and improve transportation and recreation infrastructure in national parks, national wildlife refuges and recreation areas, and at Bureau of Indian Education schools. This unprecedented investment will support an estimated 18,851 jobs and contribute $2 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2021. The funding was made possible by the newly created National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund established in 2020 by the Great American Outdoors Act.

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