Cori Bush Secures $9 Million in Federal Funding for Community Projects
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) voted in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2022 to fund the federal government and provide $9 million in direct federal funding for local initiatives in St. Louis. The bill is expected to be taken up by the United States Senate where it is expected to pass before heading to the President’s desk where it will be signed into law.
Congresswoman Cori Bush tours Mildred’s Casa de Paz in July, one of 10 local organizations to receive Community Project Funding
“This critical funding will touch the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people across the St. Louis region,” said Congresswoman Cori Bush. “We delivered millions in funding for organizations that are doing work for the community, in the community. After we secured more than $700 million in COVID-19 relief for our local governments and millions in grant funding for initiatives like the Brickline Greenway and W. Florissant Avenue, this community project funding represents yet another victory for our community as we work together to build a more just and equitable St. Louis for all.”
Congresswoman Cori Bush successfully secured full funding for all 10 of her submitted projects through negotiations in the House of Representatives’ draft of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) appropriations bill, totaling more than $9 million. Following months of negotiations with the Senate, all 10 of Congresswoman Bush’s projects were fully funded.
Each member of the House of Representatives was permitted to request funding for up to 10 Community Project initiatives in their district with demonstrated community support for Fiscal Year 2022. Only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities were permitted to receive funding.
The following projects received funding:
Affinia Healthcare: $2 million
BJC Healthcare - Hospital to Housing: $800,000
CareSTL Health, The Ville Wellness Campus: $1,000,000
The Minority Entrepreneurship Collaborative Center for Advancement (MECCA) at Harris-Stowe State University: $1 million
St. Louis University Mobile Health Clinic: $500,000
The Healthcare-based Crime Intervention Clinic: $1.3 million
Mildred’s Casa de Paz — PotBangerz, Feed the Body Mission: 165,300
Gun Violence Response Network with Mental Health Access: $600,000
Harmony Village - St. Patrick Center: $887,000
Wellston Loop Mixed Use Development Project — Easton Development Corporation/Young Voices With Action: $916,900
For a full description of the projects, click here.
Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.