Congresswoman Gwen Moore Secures $23,863,352 For Local Projects in Final Government Funding Package
In response, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement:
“Milwaukee has many incredible organizations and initiatives that are devoted to uplifting our residents, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to support to use Congress’ power of the purse to help support their important missions with federal funding. The community projects included in this omnibus are direct investments in Milwaukee, addressing needs from increasing mental health services to supporting low-income students to building on our efforts to secure clean water. I am looking forward to witnessing firsthand how these federal funds will make a difference in the lives of my constituents,” said Congresswoman Moore.
“Congresswoman Moore is a champion for the residents of her district, and her work has very positive impacts on our city,” Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said. “Her efforts on the omnibus funding bill reflect the commitment she has to Milwaukee.”
“Yet again, Milwaukee County residents have a champion for change, equity and community in Congresswoman Moore,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “Federal funding for transit, housing and wellness projects in Milwaukee County will serve as critical investments in building a greater community for all residents, thanks to the Congresswoman’s continued advocacy.”
Rep. Moore championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit Wisconsin’s 4th District residents. These include:
- $150,000 for Capita Productions Inc. to engage more individuals, including youth, in their theatrical productions
- $3,452,972 for the City of Milwaukee for a Clean Water Initiative to help support the replacement of outdated equipment at the Howard Avenue Water Treatment Plant and the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility. Funding would also be used to identify solutions for flooding at the General Mitchell airport during some storm events that negatively affect operations for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing.
- $3,850,000 for Milwaukee County Transit to purchase new buses.
- $750,000 for the Community Wellness Center at the City of Milwaukee's Westlawn Gardens Choice Neighborhood Project.
- $2,350,000 for the Concordia 27 Consortium Initiative to build a new comprehensive community center that would provide access to food, health and wellness education, job training, and other benefits in an area of the city struggling with high poverty and food insecurity rates. Funding would also be used to support a youth summit and healing and trauma services for adult victims of sexual abuse.
- $1,000,000 for the Emergency Home Repair and Improving Accessibility Initiative and would be used to fund housing accessibility modifications for individuals who struggle with limited physical mobility, emergency home repairs to address and/or remove urgent health and safety hazards, and critical housing repairs of low-income Milwaukee homeowners, including seniors who are unable to otherwise afford them.
- $750,000 for the LISC-Milwaukee's Predevelopment Loans for Affordable Housing Program to help support affordable housing and commercial corridor redevelopment projects in low-income communities.
- $250,000 for the Local 212 MATC Believe in Students FAST Fund provide emergency assistance to additional l0w-income students, helping them stay enrolled and graduate.
- $799,500 for the Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI for college readiness and STEM pipeline services.
- $2,983,000 to help four local Community Health Centers that serve about 80,000 patients combined annually to support facility improvements that promote patient and staff safety and improve accessibility.
- $241,250 for the Milwaukee Public Library Ready to Read (RTR) program which prepares children for success in school.
- $290,000 for the Muslim Community and Health Center, Milwaukee, WI to expand mental health services, including outreach and equipment
- $500,000 to build a new North Shore Library to serve the four suburban Milwaukee County communities of Bayside, Fox Point, Glendale and River Hills
- $4,000,000 for the City of Glendale to Reconstruct Silver Spring Drive from 27th Street to the Milwaukee River
- $2,496,630 for the Ten Mile Park in the Village of Brown Deer. The project will revitalize a narrow one-acre piece of property that is a blighted former lumber storage yard and help make it a vibrant attraction including new public art, restrooms, public information kiosks and recreational amenities that do not currently exist.