Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $10,170,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland within the Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities, ranging from public safety to infrastructure improvements to community and workforce development.
Overall, the Senators included over $120 million in federal dollars directly for Maryland within the Committee’s proposed legislation.
A full list of the funds included by Senator Van Hollen in the fiscal year 2023 appropriations legislation is here. A full list of the funds included by Senator Cardin in the legislation is here. This legislation, released by the Committee as part of the annual Congressional Appropriations process, will proceed to consideration before the full Senate. Funding is not finalized until the Appropriations bills are passed by the Senate, reconciled with the House of Representatives, and signed by the President.
“Securing direct federal investments for important local projects is one of my top priorities because they expand opportunity and improve crucial services for folks in our communities,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Appropriations Committee. “These resources will advance on-the-ground efforts to prepare people for good-paying jobs, improve public safety, strengthen our infrastructure, restore our environment, and so much more. I was proud to work with local leaders and community partners to identify these important investments in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland, and I will keep fighting to get them across the finish line and into the hands of our local partners.”
“I am proud to announce these Congressionally Directed Spending projects that meet the direct needs of nonprofit organizations and local governments across Maryland,” said Senator Cardin. “These earmarks advance long-planned and widely-supported construction and expansion projects for our nonprofit and faith based communities, bolster environmental and green space projects, support vulnerable citizens, enhance public safety and expand education opportunities for students. I stand united with the leadership of Anne Arundel County and the communities of Southern Maryland in advocating for these projects and will continue to work towards the final enactment of this funding.”