$18.4 million secured for upcoming community projects in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — More than $18.4 million has been secured for upcoming community projects in St. Louis.

US Congressman Cori Bush of Missouri helped secure funding through a 2023 government package. The funds are intended to address a variety of community needs, such as: B. Housing, violence prevention, economic development, public health, drug use treatment and youth engagement.

“St. Louis sent me to Congress to deliver. I am pleased to say that with these funds we are doing just that,” Bush said in a press release. “These investments will fuel projects that create jobs, improve public safety, provide public health services, build new affordable housing, support our youth, families and workers, and strengthen our communities.”

Projects and facilities to be funded include:

  • Power4STL for facilities and equipment ($3M)
  • A Red Circle – North County Community Nexus ($1.5M)
  • Capital Projects for Boys and Girls Clubs ($750,000)
  • Center for Economic Advancement at Covenant House Missouri ($2.4M)
  • City of Kinloch Dunbar Gardens Renovations ($750,000)
  • Girl Scouts from Eastern Missouri, St. Louis, MO for Student Mental Health and Anti-Violence Programs ($70,000)
  • LifeHouse by Better Family Life Phase I of Page Revitalization Initiative ($3M)
  • City of St. Louis – 911 Dispatch System Improvement ($685,000)
  • LIFE Housing Project ($1.8M)
  • Public Wi-Fi for St. Louis Housing Authority Residents ($990,000)
  • Seed St. Louis, MO for STEM Education Programs ($380,000)
  • SSM Health – St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis, MO for facilities and equipment ($1M)
  • St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, MO for CTE programs in construction, including scholarships for technical college programs ($250,000)
  • UAW Labor Employment and Training Corporation, St. Louis, MO, for vocational training in the automotive service industry ($1 million)
  • Urban League Plaza Ground Improvements ($750,000)

This funding came as part of the Twelve bill Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 which walked through the House on December 23, 2022 awaiting President Biden’s signature. Only state and local governments and eligible non-profit organizations were eligible to receive grants.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/18-4-million-secured-for-upcoming-st-louis-community-projects/ $18.4 million secured for upcoming community projects in St. Louis

Sarah Y. Kim

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