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Pallone Applauds House Passage of Community Projects for New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District

July 29, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that seven requests for Community Funded Projects he submitted to the Appropriations Committee for New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District passed in the House of Representatives. The remaining requests Pallone made are expected to receive a vote in the coming months.

The projects that passed the House include:

  • $1.5 million to rehabilitate the Perth Amboy historic Public Library, which was originally built in 1903 and requires critical renovations and upgrades to meet the current needs of the community.
  • $8 million for maintenance dredging of Shoal Harbor near the Belford section of Middletown that will bring much needed relief to local boaters, businesses, and community members that depend on safe and navigable waterways.
  • $2 million for a Health Monitoring and Telecommunications Training Center in Long Branch, New Jersey that will be used to renovate buildings for the purposes of transferring the Long Branch Health Department and other important health services to more adequate facilities as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • $760,000 to assist New Brunswick in accelerating the completion of an important sewer line replacement project that will greatly improve the city's wastewater system and have a positive environmental impact on the region’s waterways.
  • $300,200 to support the Agricultural and Aquacultural Workforce Training Program at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools to develop the next generation of farmers and fishermen trained in emerging technology.
  • $420,874 to establish a Financial Opportunity Center in Perth Amboy through the United Way of Central Jersey, which will provide an integrated set of core services for families in need such as employment services, financial education and coaching, and access to income supports. These services will provide vital tools for these families, helping them to recover from their current financial struggles – many of whom are still suffering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • $800,000 to redesign and improve a municipal parking lot in Metuchen that is utilized by adjacent athletic fields, Edgar Middle School, and the Metuchen Municipal Pool. The project will improve accessibility for people with special needs, incorporate pedestrian and bike infrastructure, and install public electric vehicle charging stations.

“I am pleased to announce that projects I requested for my district have passed the House. This is a major achievement for New Jersey as we work to rebuild back better after the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of the projects will help advance critical infrastructure, public health, scientific, and educational funding needs in our community and deserve federal support,” Congressman Pallone said. “I look forward to seeing these appropriations bills advance through the Senate. I would like to thank Chairwoman DeLauro and the subcommittee chairs for their hard work and leadership on these important projects.”

Pallone announced earlier this month that ten requests he made for Community Funded Projects would be included in House appropriations bills. More detailed descriptions of each project are available here.