Tlaib Secures $17,156,185 for 15 Community Projects in Michigan’s 12th District

Mar 06, 2024
Press

These Investments will Fund Home Repairs, Clean Water, Flood Recovery, Firefighting Resources and More

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) announced that she is bringing home $17,156,185 in Community Project Funding for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District in the final 2024 appropriations bills, despite GOP efforts to slash funding for districts represented by Democrats.

“I am so proud to have partnered with leaders in our communities to prioritize the needs of our residents. I fought hard to secure over $17 million in federal funding for 15 community projects in the 12th District,” said Congresswoman Tlaib. “This funding will improve the lives of our residents by providing home repairs, affordable housing, lead abatement, flood recovery resources, workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and climate action to decrease pollution in our neighborhoods. As your voice in Congress, I will continue to fight to make sure that the needs of our residents are met.” 

Congresswoman Tlaib secured funding for 15 community projects that will directly benefit the residents of Michigan’s 12th Congressional District:

Clean Water and Infrastructure:

  • $4,000,000 to Wayne County to facilitate a Multi-City Lead Service Line Replacement Project.
  • $3,000,000 to the City of Detroit for the US Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate lead service replacement.
  • $959,752 to Lathrup Village for the Water Main Replacement Project to improve water flow and reliability throughout the city.
  • $959,752 to Beverly Hills for the construction of a new water main and to facilitate lead service line removal.

Home Repairs and Affordable Housing:

  • $1,000,000 to Cody Rouge Action Alliance, Inc. for home repairs in Detroit’s Aviation Sub and Far West neighborhoods.
  • $1,166,279 to Alternatives for Girls to construct Dr. Maya Angelou Village that will create 45 units of affordable, integrated, permanent supportive housing for at-risk families.
  • $1,000,000 to After the Storm for the Metro Detroit Flood Recovery Project—an expansive clean-up effort in Southeast Michigan following a 100-year storm in June of 2021.

Firefighting Resources:

  • $1,000,000 to the City of Inkster for the Replacement of the Fire Fighting Apparatus including the purchase of one new fire engine and one new fire ambulance.
  • $500,000 to the City of Dearborn Heights for Fire Station Replacement to improve the physical condition of the fire station and the facility’s capacity to provide safe and secure work environments for firefighters.

Neighborhood Revitalization:

  • $220,402 to the Warrendale Multi-Cultural Neighborhood Revitalization Project to provide workforce development, education, community engagement, and small business development for residents.
  • $250,000 to the City of Westland for The Annex at Nankin in Westland City Hall Park to create a new community space for events, public gatherings, and community engagement.
  • $500,000 to Leaders Advancing Healthy Communities for a new Workforce Education Resource and Development Center in Dearborn to host critical services to unemployed and underemployed residents, providing culturally responsive, translation support, and critical workforce development and education.

Public Health and Environmental Justice:

  • $500,000 to the City of Dearborn for the Dearborn Industrial Green Beltway to mitigate old industrial pollution and contain new environmental contaminants.
  • $850,000 to the City of Southfield for the Beech Woods Parks & Wellness Trail for recreational and safer transportation routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • $1,250,000 to the City of Livonia for a new Livonia Wellness Center for seniors.

The $17,156,185 builds on the tireless work Congresswoman Tlaib has done in each of the previous two budget cycles to bring home resources for our communities. In 2022, Congresswoman Tlaib secured $15,362,725 in funding for 10 projects, and in 2023 she secured another $19,680,366 for 15 projects, for a total of $52,199,276 in community project funding alone in the last three years.

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