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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is set to receive $9.5 million in federal grants to help improve water and sewer infrastructure as well as housing rehabilitation and other projects.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office recently announced that 13 projects around the state will receive federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant program.

The projects include road projects and downtown revitalization programs.

The largest grant, of $1.4 million, is for a water supply project in the town of Pocahontas.

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LEWES, Del. (AP) - State officials are celebrating a federal grant aimed at helping Delaware reduce air emissions from diesel engines.

Gov. Jack Markell will join all three members of Delaware's congressional delegation in Lewes on Monday to announce the $975,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Officials say the Delaware River and Bay Authority will use the money to upgrade the Cape May-Lewes Ferry with low-emission marine propulsion engines in order to reduce toxic air emissions.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden used a visit to Baltimore to talk about the need to invest in infrastructure.

The vice president highlighted a $10 million grant to the Port of Baltimore during a visit on Monday.

The grant is expected to help improve the port's productivity by widening the channel. It also will increase the port's cargo storage capacity.

Biden said the grant is just the latest example of federal investments to better enable the nation's manufacturers to get their products around the world, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday.