Rep. Newman Secures $23,536,540 for Local Projects in Final Government Funding Package
Investments will increase access to critical health care services, expand educational and workforce opportunities for students, and continue modernizing transportation and infrastructure systems to address flooding and congestion.
U.S. Representative Marie Newman announced Dec. 21, 2022, that $23,536,540 in Community Project Funding she previously secured for Illinois’s 3rd District in House spending bills has been included in the final fiscal year 2023 appropriations government funding package.
This funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs across the southwest side and suburbs.
“I am so proud of the work we did to secure $23,536,540 in Community Project Funding in this bill that I know meets long overdue community needs across Illinois’s 3rd District,” Rep. Newman said.
“I want to thank our local community partners who work so tirelessly to serve our communities every day. These investments will increase access to critical health care services, expand educational and workforce opportunities for students, and continue modernizing our transportation and infrastructure systems to address flooding and congestion.”
Rep. Newman championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit the residents of Illinois’s 3rd District. These projects include:
- $2,940,000 for the Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, Downers Grove, IL for facilities and equipment
- $500,000 for the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL for arts education, including equipment and supplies
- $4,000,000 for the Cook County Environmental Infrastructure
- $250,000 for the Cultivate Collective Southwest Chicago Sustainability Hub
- $500,000 for the Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL for non-destructive testing training, including equipment
- $1,500,000 for the Mosque Foundation Community Center Facility Improvement and Expansion Project
- $645,695 for the Next Steps of O’Connor Foundation dba Next Steps Chicago, Chicago, IL for facilities and equipment
- $7,000,000 for the Orland Park 143rd Street Widening (West Avenue to Southwest Highway)
- $840,000 for the Pace 95th Street Transit Signal Priority
- $100,000 for the Pathlights Human Services, Palos Heights, IL for expanding access to and delivery of meals for seniors
- $3,558,960 for the Roberts Road Drainage Improvements
- $106,885 for the Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL for facilities and equipment
- $500,000 for the The Bridge Teen Center, Orland Park, IL for afterschool programs
- $95,000 for the UCAN, Chicago, IL for behavioral health and supportive services for youth, including equipment
- $1,000,000 for the Worry Free Community, Glendale Heights, IL for facilities and equipment
The twelve-bill government funding package will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunities for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families. Taken together, the funding for Illinois’s 3rd District and the funding increases for critical government programs will continue to reverse decades of disinvestment and neglect in our communities.
After the Senate passes this legislation later this week, the House of Representatives will have the opportunity to vote for the package. It will then go to President Biden’s desk for his signature before the December 23 funding deadline. The funding will last until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2023. A detailed summary of the bill is available here. A full list and summary of Rep. Newman’s projects can be found at her House website here.
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