Congresswoman Nikema Williams Secures $22.6 Million of Community Project Funding Grants in FY23 Omnibus Funding Bill

Dec 23, 2022

WASHINGTON Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) secured $22,619,842 for 15 Community Project Funding grants in the FY23 Omnibus Bill. Information about Congresswoman Williams’ Community Project Funding grants can be found here

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said: 

“I secured transformational investments in our communities so everyone can thrive–no matter your ZIP Code, no matter your bank account. The grants will benefit all of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District by honoring our civil rights legacy, reconnecting neighborhoods, building equitable infrastructure, investing in our HBCUs and more. I am ready to put these resources to work for the people of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District.” 

The 15 Community Project Funding grants included in the FY23 Omnibus Funding Bill are: 

  1. $1,024,940 for the Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA for digital skill building programs, including equipment 
  2. $2,000,000 for the AUC Consortium, Atlanta, GA for programs promoting career pathways into government service, including scholarships 
  3. $2,000,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, GA for increasing support services and abuse prevention resources to recognize and reduce abuse 
  4. $800,000 for the City of College Park for Stormwater Upgrades 
  5. $1,600,000 for the City of East Point for a Water Main Upgrade Project 
  6. $500,000 for the Emory University, Atlanta, GA for a hospital-based violence intervention program to provide behavioral health services and wraparound services 
  7. $700,000 for the Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA for services and the purchase of equipment to improve emotional and economic outcomes 
  8. $750,000 for the HUB404 
  9. $3,200,000 for the Midtown Connector Project 
  10. $950,000 for the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA for facilities and equipment 
  11. $750,000 for the Rainbow Drive and Columbia Drive Sidewalk Development 
  12. $4,000,000 for the Restoration of the Historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church 
  13. $1,000,000 for the Safe Routes to Transit 
  14. $800,000 for the Shepherd Center Inc., Atlanta, GA for the purchase of equipment, including information technology, and training expenses to increase the independence of people with disabilities 
  15. $2,544,902 for  The Propel Center 


Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.


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