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March 15, 2022

Trone Announces Omnibus Funding Package, with Nearly $7 Million in Community Project Funding for Maryland’s Sixth District, Becomes Law

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March 15, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Trone Announces Omnibus Funding Package, with Nearly $7 Million in Community Project Funding for Maryland’s Sixth District, Becomes Law

The law will help lower costs for the middle class, create American jobs, and support the vulnerable

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced that a government funding package to support American communities was signed into law by President Biden.

“Today, the bipartisan omnibus funding package became law. With this funding, we are delivering much-needed relief to hardworking Americans who are struggling to pay for child care, housing, health care, and vital broadband access,” said Congressman Trone. “These are investments in a brighter future for our country, a more resilient economy, and a stronger workforce to compete in the 21st century. We are building a better America.”

This government funding legislation includes significant investments to:

  • Help Working Families With the Cost of Living: reducing costs by expanding child care and early learning programs to more working families, investing in America’s K-12 public schools, expanding access to homeownership, and bringing the promise of rural broadband to more communities;
  • Create American Jobs: putting folks to work in good-paying jobs, rebuilding our infrastructure, helping small businesses grow and thrive, and supporting high-quality job training and apprenticeship programs so every American can contribute and succeed;
  • Support the Vulnerable: meeting Americans’ basic needs by strengthening nutrition assistance, funding more affordable housing, and strengthening the social safety net;
  • Honor Our Promise to Veterans: funding benefits, bolstering the VA’s health care system, and reducing backlogs; and
  • Deliver Justice for Women and Girls: cracking down on gender-based violence with a long-overdue reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

In addition, the legislation includes nearly $7 million in Community Project Funding secured by Rep. Trone that will directly benefit Maryland’s Sixth District:

  • $883,574 for broadband expansion in Garrett County
  • $1,000,000 for a broadband career training pilot program in Montgomery County
  • $850,000 for a behavioral health Crisis Stabilization Center in Frederick County
  • $475,000 for behavioral health crisis treatment services in Washington County
  • $325,000 for telehealth expansion for Everymind in Montgomery County
  • $534,977 for a flood mitigation project on Motter Avenue in Frederick County
  • $1,500,000 for the Asian American Center of Frederick in Frederick County
  • $500,000 for transforming and repurposing vacant/blighted properties in Hagerstown, Washington County
  • $500,000 for South Germantown Recreational Park in Montgomery County
  • $187,500 for facility revitalization at Allegany College in Allegany County

The package will also provide $13.6 billion in assistance for the people of Ukraine, as they face Russia’s unprovoked, premeditated war.  Further, this legislation will unlock critical infrastructure investments that have already been authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, creating good-paying jobs across Maryland.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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