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Brown Secures More than $16 Million for Community Projects in Appropriations Bill

Funding Secured for Community Projects is the Most in the Maryland Delegation

“Our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic calls for new investments in the future of our communities. Cumulatively, this funding will help improve quality of life for residents of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties by supporting critical educational, public health, public safety, and environmental initiatives.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) announced that he had secured $16.45 million in funding for nine community projects in Maryland’s Fourth Congressional District as part of the annual appropriations package.

Congressman Brown secured the most community funding of any member of Maryland’s Congressional delegation as part of the appropriations package. Funding was secured for education, public health, community improvement, and safety projects.

“Our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic calls for new investments in the future of our communities. Cumulatively, this funding will help improve quality of life for residents of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties by supporting critical educational, public health, public safety, and environmental initiatives,” said Congressman Brown. “We must do more for our communities to meet the needs of those we serve. I’ll continue to fight for these programs as we continue through the appropriations process.”

Projects with funding in the House appropriations package include:

  • $5 million to help transition Anne Arundel County’s buses to an electric fleet to further reduce carbon emissions and expand service expansion for county residents.

  • $4 million to build Prince George’s County’s School-Based Pediatric Telehealth Network to connect students in Prince George’s County public schools to telehealth services for physical and mental healthcare needs. Funding will be used for equipment, technical assistance, and the development of a network of physicians and practitioners available to serve students.

  • $3 million for the construction of a new Teen Center in Brooklyn Park located in Anne Arundel County. This center will help serve vulnerable youth with after-school programming, recreational opportunities, and resources for the entire community.

  • $2 million for Prince George’s County’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program which helps connect more than 2,400 Prince George’s County residents youth to careers in government, IT, trades, hospitality and tourism, and administrative support.

  • $1.35 million in funding for water tanks to assist the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department to improve fire suppression services and help lower insurance rates for home and business owners in rural areas of Prince George’s County.

  • $500,000 for Anne Arundel County’s summer Youthworks! program, providing career exploration and readiness activities for youth looking to expand their job and educational horizons.

  • $245,000 for the procurement of roll-off dumpsters and trucks for Prince George’s County to aid with community cleanup efforts, combat littering, and prevent illegal dumping.

  • $200,000 in funding to expand the Anacostia Watershed Society’s “Treating & Teaching” stormwater management and environmental education program in partnership with Prince George’s Public Schools.

  • $155,000 for Liberty’s Promise programs at Prince George's County Public Schools. Liberty’s Promise currently serves Bladensburg, High Point, and Northwestern High Schools, helping immigrant students pursue careers and college education. This funding will help expand and strengthen program offerings for the 2021-2022 school year.

Funding for these projects was requested by Rep. Brown through the House Committee on Appropriations’ Community Project Funding allocation. Each Member is limited to no more than ten Community Project Funding requests. Combined earmarks are capped at one percent of all discretionary spending.

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