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Congresswoman Nikema Williams Announces More than $23 Million in District Transportation and Community Funding Requests

May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced her list of funding requests to directly benefit the people of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Six Member-Designated Transportation Projects were submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and 10 Community Project Funding Requests were submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations. Both committees have their own process for reviewing the funding requests. Submission is not a guarantee that funding requests will advance or pass into law. The requests total $23,001,144 in potential funding.

“These funding requests come from every part of the District and represent the best of our past and future,” said Congresswoman Williams. “In Congress, I will never waver from securing resources for my constituents. Working with my colleagues on the Appropriations and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, I will advocate for these projects that will benefit the people, uplift marginalized communities and ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve the promise of America.”

The Member-Designated Transportation Projects are:

Project Sponsor: City of Atlanta
Project Name: Cascade Multimodal Corridor
Projection Location: Cascade Road/Avenue from Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard to Kingsdale Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30311
Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Project Sponsor: City of Atlanta / Atlanta Development Authority
Project Name: Atlanta Beltline
Project Location: Atlanta Beltline Southside Trail between Pittsburgh Yards and Milton Ave SE, Atlanta, GA, 30315
Requested Amount: $5,000,000

Project Sponsor: City of Atlanta / Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association (CCTMA)
Project Name: Emory-CDC Intersection Project
Project Location: Clifton Road and Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30329
Requested Amount: $550,000

Project Sponsor: City of Brookhaven
Project Name: Peachtree Greenway Trail
Project Location: North Fork of Peachtree Creek from the Atlanta City line to North Druids Hills RD NE, Brookhaven, GA, 30319
Requested Amount: $3,382,000

Project Sponsor: City of Forest Park
Project Name: City of Forest Park Pedestrian Bridge
Project Location: 775 Main Street to 765 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Project Sponsor: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Project Name: Metropolitan Parkway Arterial Rapid Transit (ART)
Project Location: West End rail station to Hapeville along Metropolitan Parkway (680 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)
Requested Amount: $3,000,000

The Community Project Funding Requests are:

Project Name: City of East Point Water Treatment Plant 
Intended Recipient: 
City of East Point 

Recipient Address:
 2757 East Point St, East Point, GA 30344 

Project Address: 
2001 Headland Drive, East Point, Georgia 30344

Request Amount: 
$1,600,000

Project Name: Decatur Recreation Center Clean Energy Project
Intended Recipient: 
City of Decatur
Recipient Address: 509 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Project Address: 
231 Sycamore Street, Decatur, 30030

Request Amount: 
$750,000

Project Name: Delivering and Evaluating Effective Mental Health and Wrap-Around Services for Young Families Experiencing Homelessness
Intended Recipient:
 Covenant House Georgia

Recipient Address: 
1559 Johnson Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Project Address: 
1559 Johnson Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Request Amount: 
$190,564

Project Name: Georgia State University School of Social Work Child Welfare Training Collaborative
Intended Recipient: 
Georgia State University School of Social Work Child Welfare Training Collaborative

Recipient Address: 
P.O. Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302

Project Address: 
33 Gilmer Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Request Amount: 
$200,000

Project Name: The Hosea Helps, Inc. Care Facility and Program Expansion Project
Intended Recipient: 
Hosea Helps, Inc

Recipient Address: 
2545 Forrest Hills Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

Project Address: 
2545 Forrest Hills Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

Request Amount: 
$2,200,000

Project Name: Morehouse College - Black Male STEM Education Research Initiative
Intended Recipient: 
Morehouse College

Recipient Address: 
830 Westview Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 

Project Address: 
830 Westview Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 

Request Amount: 
$899,000

Project Name: Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
Intended Recipient: 
Prince Hall Masonic Lodge of Georgia

Recipient Address: 
7340 Old National Hwy. Riverdale, Georgia 30296

Project Address: 
330 Auburn Ave. Atlanta, GA 30303

Request Amount: 
$200,000

Project Name: SpelREADS Literacy Program Expansion Project
Intended Recipient: 
Spelman College

Recipient Address: 
350 Spelman Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Project Address: 
350 Spelman Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Request Amount: 
$319,580

Project Name:  The Stitch 
Intended Recipient: 
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Inc.

Recipient Address: 
84 Walton Street NW, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30303

Project Address: 
435 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (I75/85 between Ted Turner Drive and Peachtree St)

Request Amount: 
$1,160,000

Project Name: Small Business Accelerator Program in the Atlanta Area
Intended Recipient: 
Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Recipient Address: 
230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2600, Atlanta, GA 30303

Project Address: 
774 Jordan Lane, Building 4, Decatur, GA 30033

Request Amount:
 $150,000