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May 23, 2024

Trone submits funding requests for Allegany County

Credit: Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) has requested nearly $3.5 million in federal Community Project Funding for two projects in Allegany County.

“We are grateful to Congressman Trone for choosing our fire company as a community project request for FY2025,” said Jonathan Dayton, a Potomac firefighter and EMT who serves as the department’s public information officer. “Our current engine is over 30 years old and urgently needs replacing.”

“The generous support from Congressman Trone for revitalizing the planetarium at Frostburg State University represents a transformative investment in STEM education and community enrichment in Western Maryland,” Speights said. “The revitalized planetarium will not only enhance educational opportunities for a diversity of learners of all ages but will also contribute to cultural and economic growth.”

For fiscal 2025, members of the House of Representatives were allowed to request 15 projects. Trone’s projects represent a more than 20% increase from fiscal 2024 funding.

“I know how vital it is to work with folks on the ground to get the best results,” Trone said. “Over the past year, I’ve been working closely with state and community officials to identify projects that will have the greatest impact on our communities and support those most in need. In Congress, my priority is to provide our constituents with the tools they need to succeed. These community-driven investments will accomplish just that, fostering growth and revitalizing Maryland.”

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