Congresswoman Nikema Williams Secures House Passage of Eight Community Project Funding Requests

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced eight of her community project funding requests passed in the House of Representatives as part of H.R. 8294, a package of six government funding bills for the fiscal year 2023. The remainder of Congresswoman Williams’ Community Project Funding Requests are expected to be included in another package of government funding bills.  

The community project funding requests passed in today’s minibus appropriations package are: 

  • City of College Park: Stormwater Upgrades 
  • Request Amount: $800,000
     
  • City of East Point: Water Main Upgrades
  • Request Amount: $1,600,000
     
  • Ralph David Abernathy III Foundation, Inc.:Ralph David Abernathy III Foundation, Inc
  • Request Amount: $4,000,000
  • Buckhead CID: HUB404
  • Request Amount: $750,000
     
  • MCP Foundation, Inc.: Midtown Connector Project
  • Request Amount: $750,000
     
  • Ed Farm: Propel Center
  • Request Amount: $2,544,902
     
  • Dekalb County: Rainbow Drive and Columbia Drive Sidewalk Development
  • Request Amount: $750,000
  • MARTA: Safe Routes to Transit in GA-05
  • Request Amount: $1,000,000

Congresswoman Williams said: 

“I will never waver in my commitment to invest in the people of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Passing these eight Community Project Funding Requests is a critical step toward securing resources for our communities. The 15 projects I submitted will serve people in every part of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District and create a community where no one gets left behind. I look forward to passing the remainder of my community project funding requests and putting these resources to work for the people of the district.” 

Commissioner Larry Johnson, Dekalb County Board of Commissioners District 3 said: 

“These sidewalks will create better outcomes for pedestrian safety and wellness. These additional funds will help make these goals a reality.  We truly appreciate Congresswoman Williams putting her efforts into wellness and pedestrian safety.”

City of East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham said: 

“We are truly grateful for Congresswoman Williams’ continued people-focused leadership and unyielding commitment to helping us address our water infrastructure needs,” said Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham. “She worked tirelessly to secure funding that will help ensure that the City continues to provide reliable clean drinking water to the residents of East Point and the Tri-Cities area. The Community Project Funding will be used for water main upgrades on Winburn Drive and continued regulatory compliance which will decrease disruptions in the City’s water service and will help increase the water pressure and water capacity for firefighting activities.”

Julie Sills Molock, Education Farm’s Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer said: 

“It is a major milestone for our global HBCU campus for innovation and learning to be among the Fiscal Year 2023 funding initiatives approved to advance by the House Appropriations Committee. We are beyond grateful that Congresswoman Nikema Williams recognized the impact the Propel Center will have in Georgia, as well as across the entire HBCU ecosystem, and chose to support our funding request that will help prepare tomorrow’s leaders with the digital and dynamic problem solving skills needed to fill and create jobs of the future.” 

Collie Greenwood, Interim CEO for MARTA said: 

“Congresswoman Williams understands that sidewalks, crosswalks and ADA ramps are critical to the safety and accessibility of riding a bus and MARTA is grateful for her request of $1 million in Community Project Funding to add those facilities at District 5 high ridership stops where they are needed.”

Click here for Congresswoman Williams’ webpage with complete information on the FY23 Community Project Funding Requests. 

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov

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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