Congressman Hank Johnson Secures Funding for 13 Community Projects in FY23 Appropriation Bills – On Common Ground News

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that he has secured the inclusion of more than $15 million for 13 community projects in Georgia’s Fourth District in FY23 appropriations – the Congress’ annual expenditure plan.

The inclusion of this financing in the bills of the Appropriations Committee is the first step in the budgetary process.

The funding will make a critical difference throughout Georgia’s Fourth District, including projects for MARTA, workforce development, affordable housing, foster youth resources, education, PATH walking and biking trails, victims of domestic violence and legal aid for voters who cannot afford an attorney, Johnson said.

“It’s my job to fight for our congressional district, and I’m proud to have brought forward these critical projects from Clarkston to Conyers, from Covington to Tucker and everywhere in between,” Johnson said. “I will continue to fight for our district to make sure we get the federal funding we need to make our community stronger.”

The inclusion of funding in committee appropriations bills is the first step in the funding process. The 2022 fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Rep. Johnson said he will continue to push for the funding as bills are considered in the House and in negotiations with the Senate.

List of Congressman Johnson’s 2023 projects:

1. Department of Energy Projects Regional Clean Electricity Plan for Local Governments in Metro Atlanta; Atlanta Regional Commission: $750,000.

2. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc., Clarkston, GA for Early Childhood Workforce Development $200,000.

3. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Rockdale County Georgia, Conyers, GA for Workforce Development Initiative: $300,000.

4. Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services for Children and Families Wellroot Family Services, Tucker, GA for housing and services and supplies, including the purchase of food, to improve economic outcomes for young adults leaving foster care or homeless: $286,500 .

5. Department of Education Higher Education Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA for programs to expand access to post-secondary education, including support for English proficiency: $400,000.

6. Department of Transportation Highway Infrastructure Programs Michelle Obama Trail—PATH Trail Project Government of DeKalb County: $3,617,500.

7. Department of Transportation Stonecrest Transit Hub Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Transit Infrastructure Grants: $1 Million | Department of Transportation Transit Infrastructure Grants Safe Routes to Transit in GA04 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority: $1 million.

8. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund Westside Youth Facility Newton County Governments, Commissioner Alana Sanders: $4 million.

9. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund Village at Legacy Affordable Housing Development City of Decatur: $750,000.

10. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund Safe Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence in DeKalb County, GA Women Moving On, Inc.: $585,000.

11. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund Memorial Drive Walkway Project Government of DeKalb County: $1.5 million.

12. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund Atlanta Legal Aid Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.: $250,000.

13. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund Safe and Stable Housing for Youth Out of Care Wellroot Family Services: $913,500.



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