Pallone Community Projects for New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District Pass House – The Link News

long branch – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that funding for ten community-funded projects he submitted to the Appropriations Committee for New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District has been passed by the House of Representatives as part of the Omnibus package for fiscal year 2022. The projects will help rebuild and repair infrastructure, support public health and educational facilities, invest in scientific research, and improve coastal resilience. The bill is expected to pass the Senate and go to President Biden’s office for a signature this week.

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“These projects are a major accomplishment for my district that identify critical infrastructure, public health, science and education funding needs in our community that deserve federal support,” said Congressman Pallone. . “I am proud that we were able to get these bills across the finish line in the House and I look forward to seeing President Biden sign the underlying legislation. I would like to thank the Chair of the Appropriations Committee, Rosa DeLauro, and the chairs of the subcommittees for working with me on these important projects. »

Projects include:

$1.5 million to rehabilitate the historic Perth Amboy Public Library, which was originally built in 1903 and requires essential renovations and upgrades to meet the current needs of the community. in its downtown business district.

$800,000 to redesign and upgrade a municipal parking lot in Metuchen that is used by adjacent sports fields, Edgar Middle School and the Metuchen Municipal Pool. The project will improve accessibility for people with special needs, integrate pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and install vehicle charging stations.

$480,000 to hire additional researchers at the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Lab in Sandy Hook who will study the impacts of environmental change on marine habitats and fisheries in New Jersey. Funding will also be used to create lab space to accommodate underserved student populations at Sandy Hook.

$8 million for maintenance dredging of Shoal Harbor near the Belford section of Middletown, which will provide much-needed relief to local boaters, businesses and community members who depend on safe and navigable waterways.

$760,000 to help New Brunswick expedite the completion of a major sewer line replacement project that will significantly improve the city’s sewer system and have a positive environmental impact on area waterways .

$420,874 to establish a Financial Opportunity Center in Perth Amboy through United Way of Central Jersey, which will provide an integrated package of basic services to families in need, such as employment services, education and financial coaching, and access to income support. These services will provide vital tools to these families, helping them recover from their current financial difficulties – many of which are still suffering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

$300,200 to support the Agriculture and Aquaculture Workforce Training Program at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools to develop the next generation of farmers and fishers trained in emerging technologies.

$2 million for a health surveillance and telecommunications training center in Long Branch, New Jersey, which will be used to renovate buildings in an effort to relocate the Long Branch Health Department and other services from to more adequate facilities in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

$450,000 for coastal community resilience research led by Monmouth University in conjunction with Naval Weapons Station Earle that will help improve our understanding of coastal resilience to combat extreme flooding and severe weather.
More information on each project is available here.

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