MIL-OSI USA: Norton Announces Selections for Community Project Funding in D.C.

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

May 16, 2022

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced the 15 District of Columbia community project funding requests that she submitted for the fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills. Norton received 39 requests. Members of the House were allowed to submit up to 15 requests, and the Committee on Appropriations established narrow criteria for eligible projects. Norton regrets that she could not submit many worthy projects. Community project funding was formerly known as earmarks.

Norton will learn which, if any, projects many receive funding when the committee releases its appropriations bills. For projects to receive funding, they must be included in the version of the appropriations bills that are signed into law.

  1. Recipient: Bread for the City

Amount: $3,000,000

Purpose: Start-up costs for a medical clinic

  1. Recipient: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: Training in technical theater jobs for youth and young adults

  1. Recipient: Covenant House Washington

Amount: $329,750

Purpose: Job training for young adults

  1. Recipient: Dance Institute of Washington, Inc.

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: Dance training and access to dance performances

  1. Recipient: The George Washington University

Amount: $1,190,000

Purpose: Build and outfit a new cancer prevention and wellness center

  1. Recipient: Healthy Babies Project, Inc.

Amount: $340,000

Purpose: Expand and rehabilitate transitional housing for homeless youth who are pregnant or parents

  1. Recipient: Horton’s Kids

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: Transform a building into a community center

  1. Recipient: House of Ruth

Amount: $7,100,000

Purpose: Renovate and rehabilitate an apartment building for vulnerable individuals

  1. Recipient: The L’Enfant Trust

Amount: $2,000,000

Purpose: Rehabilitate a house for multi-unit affordable homeownership

  1. Recipient: My Sister’s Place

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: Rehabilitate and maintain a domestic violence shelter and transitional housing

  1. Recipient: National Children’s Museum

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: Educational exhibits and staff

  1. Recipient: University of the District of Columbia

Amount: $4,700,000

Purpose: Establish a math teacher training institute

  1. Recipient: Washington Area Community Investment Fund

Amount: $4,000,000

Purpose: Create an entrepreneurship center

  1. Recipient: Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Amount: $94,444

Purpose: Crisis response mental health services

  1. Recipient: Whitman-Walker Health

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: Purchase a mobile health unit

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