Today, Representative Seth Magaziner (D-RI) announced that he has submitted 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee. 

Local communities across Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District would directly benefit from these important investments, according to a press release sent on Magaziner’s behalf.

These funding requests include:

  • $500,000 for the town of Burrillville to build an accessible viewing plaza overlooking a planned artificial turf field.
  • $707,000 for the Coventry Police Department to acquire general equipment and technology upgrades, including a K9 vehicle with special equipment, two unarmored command vehicles, new portable radios and more. 
  • $344,000 for the Cranston Police Department to purchase four new, specially outfitted K9 unit vehicles. 
  • $1,500,000 for the town of East Greenwich to advance its waterfront development plan.
  • $803,100 to provide physical safety improvements to Mount Pleasant Academy in Providence, a premiere facility for children functioning on the Autism Spectrum and those with psychiatric, emotional or behavioral challenges. 
  • $3,620,252 for the town of Johnston to manage, reduce, and recapture chronic storm water flooding, thereby improving safety for pedestrians and drivers. 
  • $485,000 for the Johnston Police Department to acquire emergency equipment, which will allow for improved communications and response times, improve traffic flow, reduce car accidents, and increase officer safety.
  • $1,000,000 for the town of North Kingstown to construct an indoor recreation facility, which will serve as an Emergency Shelter for the Town and provide programming for people of all ages.
  • $700,000 for the Ocean Community YMCA in Westerly to improve existing program areas and expand spaces that will provide programming and community wellness activities for disabled, elderly, and at-risk residents.
  • $700,000 for the Providence Public Library to provide critical and functional repairs to the library and expand spaces for information services, education programs, workforce development, and arts and cultural collaborations.
  • $700,000 for the Peace Dale Library in South Kingstown to help transform outdated and underutilized meeting spaces into a state-of-the art, multipurpose, fully accessible community space, which will  provide public internet access and workforce programming and services to individuals with mobility challenges.
  • $794,850 for the University of Rhode Island to upgrade their secure cloud computing capacity and hardware and scale up their innovative and cutting edge research they perform in partnership with the National Institute of Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT).
  • $530,437 for the Warwick Fire Department to relocate its 70-year-old Emergency Operations Center.
  • $2,500,000 for the West Warwick Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility to inspect, test, and clean sewer interceptors, which will to correct deficiencies and prevents catastrophic failures and sewage overflows. 
  • $1,000,000 for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council in Providence to construct a safe, ADA-accessible, and visible pedestrian connection to the Woonasquatucket River Greenway

“I came to Congress to deliver for the working people of Rhode Island and ensure that the Ocean State receives its fair share of federal funding,” said Rep. Seth Magaziner in a press release. “By bringing home these dollars, we can ensure that first responders have the necessary resources to keep Rhode Islanders safe, offer schools, libraries, and community centers the support they need to continue providing their essential services, and help towns across the state to become even better places to live and work. Although this is just the beginning of the appropriations process, I’m committed to fighting for these investments so that we can get them over the finish line.”

Rep. Magaziner was permitted to submit 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee. Once a request is submitted, the House Appropriations Committee will make a final decision on potential funding. If a request is not granted by the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Magaziner says in the press release that his office stands ready to help cities, towns, and non-profit organizations identify alternative federal funding opportunities.

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