Washington, D.C. — Last night, Representative Lucy McBath voted to fund $4,030,000 in Community Project Funding that she previously secured for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. This funding, included in the appropriations government funding package, responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties. In addition, the omnibus legislation provides $13.6 billion in emergency funding to support the Ukrainian people and defend global democracy in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine. The bill also reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act, legislation that has not been formally reauthorized in nearly a decade.
“Local governments and leaders in Georgia’s Sixth District are working hard every day to make our community the best place to live and raise a family. I am proud to have helped secure funding that will support so many of these projects that will revitalize our community, bolster small business, and enhance the services and the resources that make this district such a wonderful place to live, work, and play,” McBath said. “These investments will make a real difference in the lives of everyone who lives here, and I cannot wait to see the results of all the wonderful community projects that will be supported by this funding.”
McBath championed funding for seven projects that will directly benefit Sixth District residents. These include:
- $250,000 for the City of Doraville to fund Small and Local Business Facade Improvement Grants
- $600,000 for DeKalb County to fund Pleasantdale Road Pedestrian Improvements
- $150,000 for the City of Alpharetta to fund Bus Shelter Construction
- $1,000,000 for the City of Brookhaven Station Rehabilitation
- $1,000,000 for the City of Roswell 911 Emergency Communications Call Center
- $30,000 for the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse for recovery services, including education, training, and peer recovery support services
- $1,000,000 for the Cumberland Community Improvement District for Paces Mill/Palisades Rehabilitation
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 the country’s economic future. A detailed summary of the bill is available here.