Budzinski Secures $136.1 Million for Local Projects in Bipartisan Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) voted to pass a bipartisan government funding bill that includes $136.1 million for 15 projects throughout Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. In addition to Community Project Funding, the bipartisan package also includes Budzinski priorities like additional support for veterans programs, increased funding for hungry families and support for law enforcement. 

“My number one priority since coming to Congress has been working across the aisle to support the communities I serve and bring home our fair share of federal resources,” said Congresswoman Budzinski. “With the passage of today’s bipartisan government funding bill, I’ve secured more than $136.1 million in federal funding for important projects in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. While Congress still has work to do to fully fund our federal government, this is an exciting step forward for the folks in Central and Southern Illinois who will benefit greatly from these community-focused investments.” 

Once signed into law, all 15 projects championed by Congresswoman Budzinski will receive direct federal investments. This includes: 

  • $120,000,000 for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Project (NESP) on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers
  • $5,000,000 for the East Alton Water Treatment Facility Upgrades
  • $1,607,182 for Springfield’s CAP 1908 Innovation Co-Working Center
  • $1,059,097 for Alton Workforce Housing
  • $1,000,000 for East St. Louis’s Youth Workforce Development Training Center
  • $1,000,000 for Springfield’s Pillsbury Mills Redevelopment Project 
  • $1,000,000 for the Bethalto Boys and Girls Club Clubhouse
  • $963,000 for the University of Illinois Police Champaign-Urbana Real Time Crime Center
  • $850,000 for Champaign’s Garden Hills Revitalization Project
  • $850,000 for Wood River’s 9th Street Detention Pond
  • $800,000 for Staunton’s Force Main Project
  • $500,000 for Decatur’s EnRich Educational Campus Housing Project
  • $500,000 for the Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled
  • $500,000 for East St. Louis’s Parsons Place Preservation Project 
  • $500,000 for Village of Pawnee Water Main Replacement

Today’s package included six of 12 appropriations bills that need to be passed by March 22nd in order to fully fund the federal government. The long-overdue funding package is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Biden later this week, allowing Congress to avert a full government shutdown. 

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