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April 21, 2023

Congressman David Trone Announces Over $3 Million in Requested Community Project Funding for Garrett County


April 21, 2023

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, 

Congressman David Trone Announces Over $3 Million in Requested Community Project Funding for Garrett County

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced he requested over $3 million for Garrett County in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Community Project Funding to the House Committee on Appropriations. 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 Garrett County projects were successfully submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations. 

  • $2,200,000 for the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company Capital Improvement
  • $900,000 for the Oakland Community Center Expansion

“We are incredibly grateful that Congressman Trone fought for our Community Project Funding request to be included in this year’s funding package, including funding to replace our 28-year-old ladder truck,” said Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Jason King. “This crucial funding will expand and increase our fire company’s ability to keep our Deep Creek community safe, which is always our top priority.”

“Open and accessible meeting spaces are vital to a community’s health, growth, and success. The Oakland Community Center offers invaluable programming to ensure our community’s needs are met, including space for recreational sports and events,” said Oakland Mayor Kathryn Shaffer. “We thank Congressman Trone for his continued leadership in helping fund local projects and support Marylanders.”

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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