The Works Progress Administration, or WPA, was a New Deal Program that provided employment for millions of Americans with public works projects such as the construction of dams, buildings, and roads, as well as smaller-scale arts, media, literary, and public history projects. Nearly every community in the United States had a new park, bridge, or school constructed by the WPA.
Works Progress Administration poster, ca. 1936. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.