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McCollum and House Appropriations Committee Democrats Approve $86 Million for Priority Minnesota Projects

July 19, 2021
Press Release
Democrats Advance All 12 FY 22 Appropriations Bills Without GOP Support

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, along with her Democratic colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee, have voted to advance dozens of priority community projects for Minnesota – totaling $86 million in federal funding. The community projects were requested by individual Democratic and Republican members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation.

“The Appropriations Committee is moving these critical bills forward to fund the federal government and at the same time, delivering for Minnesotans by investing in the priority needs of communities in districts represented by both Democrats and Republicans,” McCollum said.

As the Dean of the Minnesota delegation and Minnesota’s only member of the House Appropriations Committee, McCollum voted to approve all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills. Congressionally-directed projects were included in the appropriations bills for the first time since 2010. 

All 10 requests from Rep. McCollum’s office were included in the FY 2022 appropriations bills that have now been approved by the full Appropriations Committee, totaling $12 million to benefit Minnesota’s Fourth District. More information here:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Bill

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

Financial Services and General Government Funding Bill

 

Requests from Rep. Angie Craig’s office (10), Rep. Tom Emmer’s office (6), Rep. Ilhan Omar’s office (10), Rep. Dean Phillips’ office (10), and Rep. Pete Stauber’s office (5) were also included in the Appropriations bills, which next head to the floor of the U.S. House for debate and approval:

Appropriations Bill

Department/Agency

Recipient/Project

Location

Amount

Member

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

USDA/Rural Development

Goodhue County Broadband Expansion

Goodhue County

$3,210,000.00

Craig

Energy and Water Development

Army Corps of Engineers (Civil)

Lower St. Croix River

MN02

$50,000.00

Craig

Interior, Environment

Environmental Protection Agency

River Stabilization Project

City of Shakopee

$3,500,000.00

Craig

Interior, Environment

Environmental Protection Agency

Water Main Loop

City of Zumbrota

$448,000.00

Craig

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Health & Human Services

Minnesota State College Southeast; Facilities and Equipment

City of Red Wing

$825,000.00

Craig

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

US 169 Multi-Use Trail Underpass

City of Jordan

$1,124,000.00

Craig

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Wakota Crossing

MN02

$3,000,000.00

Craig

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Minnesota State Commercial Driving Skills Center

MN02

$1,175,000.00

Craig

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Shoppes at Cottage View

MN02

$3,000,000.00

Craig

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Riverfront Revitalization Project

City of Wabasha

$138,434.00

Craig

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Health & Human Services

Vinland National Center; Facilities

City of Loretto

$500,000.00

Emmer

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

Highway 24 and Hemlock Intersection

City of Annandale

$2,000,000.00

Emmer

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

Highway 212 Rural Freight Mobility and Safety

Carver County

$2,500,000.00

Emmer

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

Bridge 6819 along Country State Aid Highway (CSAH) 75

Stearns County

$1,000,000.00

Emmer

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Flood Protection

City of Carver

$2,500,000.00

Emmer

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Sewer and Water Improvements

City of Richmond

$2,000,000.00

Emmer

Commerce, Justice, Science

Justice

Saint Paul Police Department Portable Radio Replacement

City of Saint Paul

$2,000,000.00

McCollum

Commerce, Justice, Science

Justice

Ramsey County Community Violence Prevention Project

Ramsey County

$900,000.00

McCollum

Energy and Water Development

Army Corps of Engineers (Civil)

St. Paul Small Boat Harbor

City of Saint Paul

$500,000.00

McCollum

Financial Services and General Government

Small Business Administration

Neighborhood Development Center

City of Saint Paul

$1,000,000.00

McCollum

Financial Services and General Government

Small Business Administration

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

City of Saint Paul

$1,000,000.00

McCollum

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Education

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest; Apprenticeship pathways for middle and high school students

City of Little Canada

$2,000,000.00

McCollum

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Education

St. Catherine University; Technology and Equipment

City of Saint Paul

$800,000.00

McCollum

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

Bruce Vento Trail Extension

Ramsey County

$1,300,000.00

McCollum

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

Central Greenway Regional Trail

Washington County

$1,000,000.00

McCollum

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

International Institute of Minnesota

City of Saint Paul

$1,500,000.00

McCollum

Financial Services and General Government

Small Business Administration

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)

City of Minneapolis

$1,000,000.00

Omar

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Health & Human Services

Health Initiative

City of Brooklyn Center

$100,000.00

Omar

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Health & Human Services

Hennepin Healthcare System Inc.; Facilities and Equipment

City of Minneapolis

$2,000,000.00

Omar

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Labor

Avivo; Workforce training related to clean energy and green building, including equipment

City of Minneapolis

$1,000,000.00

Omar

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Labor

Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina Education Fund; Workforce development activities, including equipment

City of Minneapolis

$1,000,000.00

Omar

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Fire Protection Upgrades in High-Rise Public Housing

MN05

$2,000,000.00

Omar

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Minneapolis American Indian Center; All Roads Campaign

City of Minneapolis

$3,000,000.00

Omar

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

North Commons Regional Vision

MN05

$2,000,000.00

Omar

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Sabathani Community Center Building Revitalization Project

MN05

$500,000.00

Omar

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Wadaag Commons

MN05

$1,800,000.00

Omar

Commerce, Justice, Science

Justice

Hennepin County Family Dependency Treatment Court

Hennepin County

$500,000.00

Phillips

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Health & Human Services

Change the Outcome; Substance use prevention and treatment services for youth and young adults

City of Chanhassen

$375,000.00

Phillips

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Health & Human Services

Vinland National Center; Mental health and substance use treatment services, and other support services, for people with brain injuries

City of Loretto

$140,000.00

Phillips

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

Extension of CSAH 116/Fletcher Bypass

City of Rogers

$3,501,040.00

Phillips

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

Highway 5 Mobility and Lake Minnewashta Causeway Bridge

Carver County

$2,000,000.00

Phillips

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Water Treatment

MN03

$4,000,000.00

Phillips

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Southwest Chaska Business Park Development -- Sewer Extension

MN03

$2,000,000.00

Phillips

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Manitou Road Water Main Improvements

MN03

$3,000,000.00

Phillips

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Gateway Regional Park West River Road Pedestrian Underpass

MN03

$1,250,000.00

Phillips

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

Gateway Regional Park West River Road Pedestrian Underpass

City of Brooklyn Park

$1,000,000.00

Phillips

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

USDA/Rural Development

Little Falls Child Care Facility

City of Little Falls

$825,000.00

Stauber

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

USDA/Rural Development

Pine County Broadband Expansion

Pine County

$5,576,250.00

Stauber

Interior, Environment

Environmental Protection Agency

Wastewater treatment facility improvements project

City of Two Harbors

$3,500,000.00

Stauber

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education

Education

Minnesota State Northern Agricultural Center of Excellence; Meat cutting and butchery program, including the purchase of equipment

City of Staples

$2,000,000.00

Stauber

Transportation and Housing & Urban Development

Transportation

2021/2023 Street and Infrastructure Improvements Project— Phase One, Stage Two

City of Virginia

$3,000,000.00

Stauber

     

TOTAL:

$86,037,724.00

 

 

In keeping with the Appropriations Committee’s commitment to transparency, information on Community Project Funding in the bill is here.

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