Congressman Hank Johnson gets $5 million for local community projects – On Common Ground News

WASHINGTON, DC — President Joe Biden is expected to sign government funding legislation that includes eight community projects secured by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04). The projects, which total nearly $5 million and are included in the government’s funding package, directly address some of Georgia’s Fourth District’s most pressing needs.

“Ensuring that voters in Georgia’s Fourth District have the resources we need to make our community healthier, safer, stronger and even more resilient is my number one priority,” Johnson said. “These investments support underserved areas and promote economic development, making a real difference in the lives of so many in our community. I am proud to have fought for funding that will make a real difference in Georgia’s Fourth. I look forward to the Senate also passing the Omnibus and President Biden signing them.

Rep. Johnson championed funding for eight projects that will directly benefit GA-04 residents.

These include:

  • $800,000 for Flat Shoals Parkway (SR 155) Sidewalk Improvements – Columbia Drive to Flakes Mill Road in South DeKalb
  • $600,000 for Derrydown Way Complete Streets Project in Decatur
  • $800,000 for Fairview Road Multi-Use Trail, Newton County: The trail is proposed to end at the Rockdale County line, but in the future it may tie into the new multi-use trail being built on along SR 162 (Salem Road) via GDOT
  • $1 million for the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Regional Transportation Training Center in Clarkston
  • $900,000 for the Dried Indian Creek Corridor Protection and Connection Initiative in Oxford
  • $209,000 for the Creative Village affordable housing and studio complex for artists in Decatur
  • $300,000 for MedCura Health (formerly Oakhurst Medical), Stone Mountain for mental health services for homeless people
  • $325,000 for CDF Action, Clarkston for the READY School initiative;

For more information on community-funded projects, click HERE.

DeKalb County District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson, who represents the area where the Flat Shoals sidewalk project will be completed, said he appreciates the congressman’s leadership in community fundraising. Larry Johnson requested the project.

“Congressman Johnson is a leader in many ways, but it’s his commitment to infrastructure – his push for heavy rail in our communities, federal investments in sidewalks and funding for trails in the south of DeKalb – who we appreciate so much and who makes a big difference.. He has truly become the congressman of infrastructure.

The 12-bill government funding package will help middle-class families with the cost of living, create American jobs, support vulnerable people, and help small businesses and restaurants that are essential to our economic future. . Taken together, GA-04 funding and funding increases for essential government programs will reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities and strengthen our nation.

A detailed summary of the invoice is available HERE.

For more information on community-funded projects, click HERE.

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