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Rep. Kinzinger on Community Project Funding for IL-16

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Washington, DC, March 16, 2022 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
Following the passage of H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released the statement below touting the wins secured for Illinois’ 16th Congressional District.
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Washington, DC – In April 2021, the House of Representatives announced the introduction of Member Designated Project and Community Project Funding requests, putting the power of the purse back into the hands of Members of Congress just as the Framers had intended.

Following the passage of H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released the statement below touting the wins secured for Illinois’ 16th Congressional District:

“It has been a long process, and a much anticipated one, but I’m proud to announce the funding for several of our designated projects for communities across the 16th District. It was an honor to call each of the funding recipients to share the good news and we look forward to seeing these projects get underway.

“Each of the projects that were included in this spending package will make an incredible impact on the recipient communities and be an invaluable use of taxpayer money. From investments in our water systems and infrastructure safety measures to the development of vital equipment and advancing education, these projects are all worthy of funding and my office is thrilled to continue advocating for more like them as we continue through the remainder of my term. Again, I’m proud to see these projects get the funding they need and deserve, and I appreciate all the work of my team and our community partners in getting this done."

 

IL-16 PROJECTS APPROVED FOR FUNDING:

  • Byron Water System Improvements Project will receive $2M for their project to help the City of Byron fix a deteriorating water distribution system for the health and safety of residents, while also strengthening the existing infrastructure to support existing businesses and entice new development in the area.
  • The City of Watseka will receive $2.35M for their Martin Avenue Extension to Courthouse Road, which will provide easier access in town for students and staff to get to the high school and improve traffic conditions for emergency vehicles in the area. This project will also provide the proper drainage, sewage, and runoff storage to the road and nearby schools.
  • The University of Illinois Chicago will receive $2M to expand their Health Sciences Campus in Rockford, which will train the next generation of healthcare providers to help provide care for rural Americans.
  • Northern Illinois University (NIU) will receive $660,000 for their Agriculture Consortium Project, which will pair farmers with the expertise of NIU’s meteorology and climate scientists to develop tools and provide insight on weather forecasting and handling of severe weather impacts.
  • The Village of Granville will receive $350,000 to improve the water treatment plant, which services both the Village of Granville and Mark. These funds will be used to make structural and mechanical repairs, as well as recoat the wastewater treatment tanks.
  • The Village of Dwight will receive $250,000 to cover the costs of purchasing a new ambulance to ensure that residents needing medical care can be transported safely and securely to local hospitals.

To see all the project requests submitted for the 117th Congress, please visit our website here. And for further information on H.R. 2471, which was signed into law by President Biden on March 12, 2022, please see the bill text here.

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