U.S. Representative Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, voted to fund $8,379,355 in Community Project Funding for Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. The funding, included in the appropriations government funding package, responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in Alabama’s communities, according to her congressional office.
“I was so pleased to secure $8,379,355 in Community Project Funding in this bill which responds directly to the needs of our communities in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District,” said Rep. Sewell. “These investments will uplift underserved areas and foster economic development across our district, and I know they will make a real difference in the lives of so many. I am proud to have fought for this funding which will make our community healthier, safer, stronger, and even more resilient.”
Rep. Sewell supported funding for 9 projects that will directly benefit the residents of Alabama’s 7th District. These include:
- $550,000 for Community Oriented Policing Services in Selma, Alabama
- $474,355 for Small Business Accelerator Program in Jefferson County
- $3,000,000 for North Birmingham Elementary School Redevelopment Project
- $700,000 for Lowndes County for Septic Tank Installations
- $480,000 for City of Marion for Source Water Rehabilitation Project
- $300,000 for West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center, Demopolis, AL for a community health worker initiative and purchase of equipment
- $1,500,000 for Cornerstone Revitalization Foundation, Inc., Birmingham, AL for workforce development activities, including opportunities to obtain a GED, postsecondary credentials, and stipends
- $575,000 for Hill Hospital, York, AL for facilities and equipment
- $800,000 for Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL for facilities and equipment
“The twelve-bill government funding package will help middle class families with the cost of living, create American jobs, support the vulnerable, and work to help small businesses and restaurants that are key to our economic future,” Sewell’s office said in a release Wednesday. “Taken together, the funding for Alabama’s 7th District and the funding increases for critical government programs will help reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities and strengthen our nation.”
This legislation will be voted on by the Senate and signed into law by President Biden later this week.