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Congressman David Scott Secures $22,932,519 For Local Projects in Final Government Funding Package

Today, Congressman David Scott announced $22,932,519 in Community Project Funding that he previously secured for Georgia’s 13th District in the House spending bills has been included in the final 2023 appropriations government funding package. This funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in Atlanta.

“I am proud to have secured $22,932,519 in Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. This funding is a direct investment in the people of Georgia’s 13th District,” Rep. Scott said. “These projects will build our communities, strengthen our transit and transportation systems, protect our citizens, and create better-paying jobs."

Rep. Scott championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit Georgia’s 13th District residents. These include:

  • $260,000 for the Atlanta Legal Aid Clayton County Office
  • $2,000,000 for the Austell-South Cobb Transfer Center
  • $900,000 for the Chattahoochee Riverlands – Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility Study
  • $2,500,000 for the City of College Park for a South East Sewer Wastewater Pump Station Project
  • $34,000 for the City of Lovejoy Police Tasers
  • $1,000,000 for the Clayton Justice Center Transit Hub
  • $750,000 for the Clayton State University, Morrow, GA for environmental studies research, including equipment and technology
  • $1,000,000 for the Cobb Parkway Pedestrian Bridge North
  • $495,547 for the Connect and Serve: Growing Underrepresented Companies in Manufacturing, Logistics, Warehousing, and Transportation
  • $500,000 for the Douglas County Community Business Incubator
  • $3,452,972 for the Fulton County for the Friendship Pump Station Project
  • $40,000 for the Henry County Board of Education, McDonough, GA for afterschool enrichment and STEM education
  • $1,000,000 for the Safe Routes to Transit
  • $5,000,000 for the South Douglas Loop - Phase I – Lee Road Extension
  • $4,000,000 for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Athens, GA for a poultry science program, including 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 Georgia’s 13th District and the funding increases for critical government programs will continue to reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities.

After the Senate passes this legislation, we will have the opportunity to vote for the package here in the House. It will then go to President Biden’s desk for his signature. A detailed summary of the bill is available here.