U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, has announced the inclusion of congressionally directed funding for 14 projects around southwestern Pennsylvania in the Senate fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills.© BCT file U.S. Sen Bob Casey, D-Scranton, has announced $30.4 million in funding has been included in the Senate appropriations bill for southwestern Pennsylvania.
Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released nine of the 12 bills on Monday; the other three had already been released. The total amount for all 14 projects would be $30.4 million.
“I’m pleased to advance this critical funding for projects that support infrastructure, workforce development programs, community health initiatives and more,” Casey said. “As we build back better, these investments will help revitalize communities across southwestern Pennsylvania. I will continue to advocate for resources for our commonwealth and work with my colleagues to get these spending bills passed into law.”
In Beaver County, $320,000 would go toward Beaver County Emergency Services to help support the capabilities of the Beaver County Emergency Operations Center; while $750,000 would go to Monaca to have officials make investments to restore freight and commercial roads in the municipality and to improve safety conditions and resiliency.
The biggest spending items, $21.5 million, would be used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help complete work on the Ohio River navigation system.
This article originally appeared on Beaver County Times: Sen. Casey advances $30.4M for Southwestern PA projects in FY22 spending bills
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