December 23, 2022

Congresswoman Bush Delivers $18.4M for St. Louis Local Community Projects


Bush’s selections for Community Project Funding prioritizes public safety, public health, economic development, youth engagement, and more


St. Louis, Mo. (Dec. 23, 2022) — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) delivered $18,362,457 in Community Project Funding that she secured for St. Louis in this year's 2023 government funding package. This funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in St. Louis, including housing, violence prevention, economic development, public health, substance use treatment, and youth engagement. 


“St. Louis sent me to Congress to deliver. I am elated to say that with these funds, we are doing just that,” said Congresswoman Bush. “As part of this year’s fiscal year 2023 federal budget, we partnered with grassroots organizations, nonprofits, and local governments to secure over $18 million in funding directly for St. Louis. These investments will advance projects that will create jobs, enhance public safety, deliver public health services, build new affordable housing units, support our youth, families and workers, and strengthen our communities.”


Congresswoman Bush delivered funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit residents across Missouri’s 1st District. She secured federal investments in the following projects that will now receive funding:


  • $3,000,000 for the Power4STL, the Mound City Medical Healing Center
  • $1,498,853 for the A Red Circle - North County Community Nexus
  • $750,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs Capital Projects
  • $2,423,000 for the Center for Economic Advancement at Covenant House Missouri
  • $750,000 for the City of Kinloch Dunbar Gardens Renovations
  • $70,000 for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis, MO for student mental health and anti-violence programs
  • $3,000,000 for Better Family Life’s LifeHouse Phase I of the Page Revitalization Initiative
  • $685,000 for the City of St Louis - Improvement of 911 Dispatch System
  • $1,812,891 for the LIFE Housing Project
  • $990,000 for the Public Wi-Fi for St. Louis Housing Authority Residents
  • $380,000 for the Seed St. Louis, MO for STEM education programs
  • $1,000,000 for the SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis, MO for facilities and equipment
  • $252,713 for the St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, MO for CTE programs in construction trades, including scholarships for technical college program.
  • $1,000,000 for the UAW Labor Employment and Training Corporation, St. Louis, MO for job training in the automotive services industry
  • $750,000 for the Urban League Plaza Property Improvements


This funding came as part of the twelve-bill Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 that passed through the House on December 23, 2022, and is enroute to President Biden for his signature. A detailed summary of the bill can be found HERE.


Each member of the House of Representatives was permitted to request funding for up to 15 Community Project initiatives in their district with demonstrated community support for Fiscal Year 2023. Only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities were permitted to receive funding.


Congresswoman Bush secured $9 million dollars in Community Project Funding last year for St. Louis, and combined with the funding from this year, Congresswoman Bush has brought home over $27 million in these funds for St. Louis.