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Rep. Wexton Secures $18,411,519 For Local Projects in Final Government Funding Package

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced $18,411,519 in Community Project Funding that she has secured for Virginia’s 10th District in the final 2023 appropriations government funding package. This funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in the region.

“I am proud that through my work on the Appropriations Committee, I’ve successfully secured over $18 million to support key community projects across Virginia’s 10th District,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “These investments will meet long overdue needs in our community like supporting affordable child care and the needs of early childhood educators, expanding job and tech training programs for our youth, and reducing traffic and easing commutes through new infrastructure improvements. I’m eager to see this federal funding make an impact in VA-10, and look forward to working closely with local leaders on the next phases of these projects.”

Rep. Wexton championed funding for 14 projects that will directly benefit Virginia’s 10th District residents. These include:

  • $2,100,000 for neighborhood job and entrepreneurship technology and research training centers for Fairfax County teens and young adults
  • $1,500,000 for improved access for families to the Fairfax County Early Childhood Development and Learning Program
  • $1,000,000 for the Franklin Park to Purcellville Trail improvements
  • $820,000 for the George Mason University Tick-Borne Disease Diagnostic Clinic 
  • $1,037,519 for the George Mason University Empowered Community Partnership Center for substance use services, treatment, and associated support services
  • $2,000,000 for the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Metro Station area pedestrian improvements
  • $685,000 for the Northern Virginia Community College diesel technology certificate program
  • $580,000 for the roundabout construction at Rollins Ford Road and Estate Manor Drive
  • $4,000,000 for Route 7 and Route 690 (Hillsboro Road) interchange reconfiguration construction
  • $160,000 for the Town of Haymarket stormwater infrastructure assessment
  • $1,000,000 for the Tuscarora Crossing affordable housing developments
  • $500,000 for the Valley Health System behavioral health professionals training program
  • $1,500,000 for renovated and expanded Valley Health System Federally Qualified Health Clinic 
  • $1,529,000 for the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education for early childhood educator development programs, including scholarships

The twelve-bill government funding package will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunity for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families. Taken together, the funding for Virginia’s 10th District and the funding increases for critical government programs will continue to build on historic investment in our communities achieved by this Congress.

The package will be taken up in the Senate this week, before being sent over to the House for final passage. It will then go to President Biden’s desk for his signature. A detailed summary of the bill is available here.