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Congressman McEachin funds $3.2 million Route 10 Corridor water project in Prince George County

Congressman McEachin funds $3.2 million Route 10 Corridor water project in Prince George County



Congressman McEachin funds $3.2 million Route 10 Corridor water project in Prince George County

 

https://mceachin.house.gov/media/press-releases/mceachin-funds-191-million-local-projects-virginia-s-fourth

 

McEachin Funds $19.1 Million in Local Projects for Virginia’s Fourth

March 10, 2022 Press Release

House Passes Bipartisan Omnibus, Includes All Ten of McEachin’s Funding Requests

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) helped pass the bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Agreement for Fiscal Year 2022 to fully fund the federal government and help address the major challenges our nation faces, including rising costs for American families and the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rep. McEachin also successfully secured funding for all ten of his Community Project Funding requests – totaling $19,121,508 – to support local projects and priorities in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District.

“I was proud to support today’s bipartisan omnibus appropriations package to fully fund our federal government and ensure it can continue working for the American people,” said Rep. McEachin (VA-04). “I am elated that all ten of my Community Project Funding requests were fully funded through this bill, bringing millions of dollars back home to Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District. While there was no guarantee that all my requests would be selected for funding, thanks to the hard work of our local leaders, we were successful. Funding for these projects will support underserved areas, foster economic development, and make a meaningful difference for residents across our district. I was proud to advocate on behalf of hardworking Virginians for these local priorities, and I look forward to seeing these federal dollars support their ongoing efforts.”

Rep. McEachin secured the following funding amounts for local priorities:

$3,200,000 for Prince George County’s Extension of the Central Water System to Route 10 Corridor to provide a reliable surface water source for existing customers by decommissioning an existing aquifer well system.

$3,200,000 for Surry County’s Water System Upgrades to replace the current well system and connect it to a public water source, which will increase capacity, lengthen the lifespan of the system, and foster economic development.

$2,432,000 for City of Petersburg’s Pharmaceutical Park / Poor Creek Sewer Service Area to upgrade wastewater infrastructure to stimulate economic development and protect public health.

$2,643,508 for Charles City County District Three Broadband Fiber Connectivity to provide fiber-based internet infrastructure and service to Charles City County constituents.

$750,000 for the City of Hopewell’s Cattail Creek Crossing Project to improve the safety and non-vehicular mobility for users. The current roadway has no pedestrian facilities. The City would provide new ADA compliant bus shelters at each at-grade intersection with current bus stops.

$3,000,000 for the Historic Village at the Dismal Swamp to preserve and restore the Cornland School. Many unique communities have lived in Chesapeake over the years, and they hope to share their stories and the evolution of the Dismal Swamp within the Historic Village.

$1,000,000 for the Ettrick Train Station Revitalization in Chesterfield to enhance access to the train station by providing network connectivity via bike and pedestrian accommodations, improved safety features and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, and intersection upgrades to create a more efficient access and egress.

$400,000 for RTR Teacher Residency Early Childhood Pathway at Virginia Commonwealth University to recruit, support, train, and retain high quality early childhood teachers in Central Virginia public schools.

$1,500,000 for An Achievable Dream Certified Academy at Highland Springs Elementary to expand their educational framework to the middle school level in Henrico, as well as provide a high level of wrap-around and other supportive services to students and their families.

$996,000 for Virginia Commonwealth University’s RVA Gun Violence Prevention Framework to establish an evidence-based public health response to address the underlying social, economic, and systemic factors that promote gun violence. VCU and VCU Health System, in partnership with the City of Richmond, plans to decrease violence rates by engaging in systems-level changes and addressing both individual and community-level behaviors and norms.

The twelve-bill government funding package will help middle class families with the cost of living, create American jobs, supports the vulnerable, and works to help small businesses and restaurants that are key to our economic future. Taken together, the funding for Virginia’s Fourth and the funding increases for critical government programs will reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities and strengthen our nation.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative was able to request funding for up to ten projects in their community for FY22. Projects were restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities were permitted to receive funding. In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. McEachin has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

This legislation will be voted on by the Senate and signed into law by President Biden later this week. A detailed summary of the bill is available here.

 

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