Al Lawson: THUD Appropriations Bill Has $7 Million for North Florida Projects

Last week,  U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced that he secured inclusion of $7 million for four Community Funding Projects in the 2022 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee.

The projects include:

  • Community and Veterans Empowerment Center (Duval County) – $2 million
  • White Harvest Farms and Market Project (Duval County) – $2 million
  • The Expansion of Eugene Lamb Recreation Center (Gadsden County) – $2 million
  • Concord School Restoration (Leon County) – $1 million

“I am proud to have secured the inclusion of these four important projects in the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee appropriations bill that are critical to North Florida,” Lawson said. “Each of these projects will have a significant, positive impact on our community and improve the lives of families in Florida’s Fifth Congressional District.”

The Community and Veterans Empowerment Center would provide health services and career training to veterans in the Jacksonville community; the White Harvest Farms and Market Project would enable the farm to construct a state-of-the-art packaging and processing center that will expand access to fresh and healthy foods for low-income residents and senior citizens; the Eugene Lamb, Jr. Recreation Center would undergo an expansion project necessitated by population growth to better serve the fitness, recreation and enrichment needs of the Midway community while also strengthening community and economic development; and the Concord School Restoration would allow repairs to the historic Tallahassee building in order to serve as a community facility and meeting place for the local Boys & Girls Club, the Miccosukee Youth Foundation, and more.

These four projects are the latest in several recent Community Projects Rep. Lawson secured in the appropriations legislation.

These other projects include:

  • Lake Henrietta Stormwater Facility (Leon County) – $1.6 million
  • Camp Cherry Lake 4H Center (Madison County) – $1.125 million
  • W.S. Stevens High School Disaster Relief Shelter (Gadsden County) – $4.6 million
  • Project HIS at Jacksonville Community Rehabilitation Center (Duval County) – $500,000

The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bill is the first step in the funding process.


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