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April 21, 2023

Congressman David Trone Announces Over $25 Million in Requested Community Project Funding for Frederick County


April 21, 2023

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, 

Congressman David Trone Announces Over $25 Million in Requested Community Project Funding for Frederick County

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced he requested $44,774,100 in Community Project Funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 to the House Committee on Appropriations, including over $25 million for Frederick County. Community Project Funding is dedicated federal funding going toward specific local projects with a clear, documented benefit to communities. Next, the Committee will develop its final government funding package, taking Community Project Funding requests into consideration, and work to pass its proposed package into law.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, my job is to ensure communities across the country are equipped to serve and provide vital resources to folks in need,” said Congressman David Trone. “Through Community Project Funding, Members of Congress get to hear straight from our local leaders about what federal funding is needed, creating a direct line of funding from Congress to our Main Streets. With this investment into Maryland’s Sixth District, we’re going to create more jobs, upgrade deteriorating infrastructure, and expand essential services. By partnering with the folks who know what investments need to be prioritized, we’re building a brighter future for all Marylanders.”

The following Frederick County projects were successfully submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations. 

  • $7,500,000 for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades for the Town of Brunswick, MD
  • $6,325,000 for the Downtown Frederick Youth Center
  • $5,061,600 for Woodside Avenue/North Carroll Street Improvements
  • $3,000,000 for the FITCI Manufacturing and Commercialization Center
  • $3,000,000 for land acquisition for the future Hope Center
  • $1,000,000 for the New John R. Webb VFW Building

“I was proud to work with Congressman Trone to request $7.5 million to fix our Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant in the next federal funding package,” said Brunswick Mayor Nathan Brown. “The improvements to this critical infrastructure will ensure our water is safe and clean for over 8,000 residents, protect the environment, and save money in the long run. Thank you, Congressman Trone, for fighting to get this over the finish line for Marylanders in Congress.”

“The Downtown Frederick Youth Center will be more than just a building; it will exist as a comprehensive hub for all adolescents and young adults in the community to receive services tailored to their needs and provide a place they can feel safe,” stated Marvin Ausherman, Founder of the Ausherman Family Foundation. “It’ll be a game-changer for so many teens and young adults to come to one place for mental health services, to find workforce readiness resources, or just to play basketball and hang out with friends. We appreciate the Congressman’s commitment to bettering the lives of our community’s biggest asset: our kids.”

“On behalf of the Town of Thurmont, I am extremely pleased and excited to learn that our critical project has been submitted by Congressman Trone for Community Project Funding,” said Thurmont Mayor John Kinnaird. “CPF funding for the Woodside Avenue/North Carroll Street Improvements project will allow the Town of Thurmont to substantially improve these heavily traveled streets, which are main arteries through Thurmont, connecting major residential areas and our thriving industrial area to the downtown business district, parks and recreation facilities, medical services, and US 15. This project also improves stormwater management deficiencies, while simultaneously creating significant improvements to pedestrian connectivity and safety. The Town of Thurmont sincerely appreciates Congressman Trone’s ongoing support to our community.”

“I am thrilled to see FITCI Innovative Science Center included as one of the Community Project Funding requests for Fiscal Year 2024. Our project aims to provide critical support to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the community by providing access to affordable space, equipment, and resources necessary to bring their ideas to market,” said Kathie Callahan Brady, President and CEO at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. “With the help of Congressman Trone and his team, we can continue to strengthen and grow our local economy, and create new opportunities for job creation and economic development. We are grateful for the recognition and support from our representatives, and look forward to continuing our mission of helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed.”

“Building the Hope Center in Frederick County will provide an opportunity for youth (ages 6- 21) to have access to safe spaces for mentorship, educational support, and mental health resources to promote positive and productive lifestyles. This is an important and much-needed resource for our county at large as we are seeing marginalized communities struggle with poverty, drug abuse, and incarceration,” said Founder and CEO Aje Hill. “We appreciate the hard work from Congressman David Trone and his team believing in our organization as we work to break generational struggles and deal hope to those experiencing ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) or any other hardships they may encounter.”

“John R. Webb VFW Post 3285’s new building project is a testament to the power of community and hard work. It will have a lasting impact on the community, honoring our nation’s veterans, and providing a space for the community to come together,” said Commander Patrick Pierson. “We would also like to express our appreciation for Congressman Trone’s support of this project. His dedication to serving veterans and their families is commendable, and his contribution to this project is invaluable. His advocacy for the VFW and its members is a true reflection of his commitment to public service and his love for his constituents.” (full quote here)

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, Budget, and Joint Economic Committees in the 118th Congress. 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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