Public Works Administration

Building public works, Building the economy!

PWA- Established June 6, 1933

The PWA was established to budget funds and start public work building projects. The PWA was established to benefit everyone in the community such as children, adults, students of all ages, travelers, and families.

Services of the PWA

The PWA built many roads, airports, subways, and aircrafts to support rising industries. The PWA built schools to help educate society. The PWA built sewage plants, courthouses, city halls, and public health facilities to make citizen life easier and help promote purchasing power.



  • The PWA was abolished in June 1941 because of the approaching war and its effect on the economy, and because of a failed housing project.