Two projects for Northampton County among those included in a fiscal year 2022 omnibus appropriations package approved by the United States Senate Thursday night.
United States Congressman G.K. Butterfield said the package contains $22,798,291 in Community Project Funding.
“This critically needed funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in the First Congressional District,” Butterfield said. “The Senate’s vote now sends the funding package to President Biden to be signed into law.”
The package includes $5 million for the Northampton County Courthouse project and $5,000,000 for renovations to the Northampton County Courthouse and $3 million for workforce housing in Northampton County.
“In addition to the funding I secured in this bill for the First Congressional District, this funding for the people will positively impact North Carolina families and millions of Americans across the country, by helping working families with the cost of living, creating jobs, supporting small businesses, and caring for the vulnerable,” said Butterfield.
Butterfield said, “I am incredibly proud to have voted for this bill which includes $22,798,291 in funding that will have a profound impact on North Carolina’s First Congressional District.”
He said, “These investments support underserved communities in eastern North Carolina and will foster economic development, making a real difference in the lives of so many in our communities. I am proud to have fought for this funding that will make our communities healthier, safer, stronger, and even more resilient.”
Besides the Northampton County projects, the remaining projects are as follows:
$1,338,750 for a new fire station in Nashville
$1,500,000 for revitalizing the Highway 301 Corridor in Wilson
$1,040,000 for replacing the roof of the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount
$2,085,540 for housing for young adults transitioning out of foster care in Pitt County
$3,437,000 for a Martin County water regionalization project
$1,897,001 for improvements to the town of Hookerton’s wastewater treatment plant and sewer collection system
$3,500,000 for the city of Henderson to upgrade the Kerr Lake Regional Water System
“This is the first time in a decade that Community Project Funding has been included in a government spending bill,” the congressman said. “Taken together, the Community Project Funding for the First Congressional District and the funding increases for critical government programs will help reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities and strengthen our communities and our nation.”
A detailed summary can be found at this link