Perlmutter Secures $7.6 Million in Funding for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District Projects in House Appropriations Bills

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the inclusion of all ten of his Community Project Funding (CPF) requests, totaling $7.6 million, in the initial House appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2022. More information on these projects and all of the Community Project Funding requests funded by each House Subcommittee can be found here.

“I’m delighted all of my Community Project Funding requests were included in the initial funding bills,” said Perlmutter. “Each of these projects have the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives and support critical investments in our communities. I will continue to fight to make sure they are included in the final appropriations package.”

The projects include infrastructure improvements, critical services for domestic violence victims, retrofitting a new health clinic for children, and funding to support STEM education and workforce development programs. Specific project information, including the requesting entity, funding amount and location, are listed below.

Adams County & 17th Judicial District: $2 million to establish a multidisciplinary Domestic Violence High Risk Team to provide life-saving and comprehensive services to domestic violence victims (Adams County / Broomfield County)

City of Commerce City: $615,000 to increase railway crossing safety and mitigate disruptions train horns create for residents (Commerce City)

• City of Golden: $2.32 million to support planning for multimodal improvements to a congested section of State Highway 93 and finish upgrades to this regional corridor (Golden)

• City of Thornton: $310,000 to support the purchase of body worn cameras for the City of Thornton Police Department to help them complete the deployment of body worn cameras to all sworn officers (Thornton)

Kids First Health Care: $800,000 to renovate space for a new pediatric health clinic and administrative office (Commerce City)

National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement: $450,000 to support the training of residents of medically underserved communities as medical assistants, providing an accessible entry into a health career in a primary care setting (Denver / across CD7)

National Lao-Hmong Memorial Foundation: $250,000 to support construction of a national memorial to honor the service and sacrifice of the Lao-Hmong people (Lao, Hmong, Lue, U-Mien, and Thai Dam), America’s loyal allies during the Vietnam War in Laos (Westminster)

Red Rocks Community College: $300,000 to support the College’s Reach, Reason, Connect and Create Initiative to increase diversity in high-tech skill jobs and preparing the next generation of Colorado’s workforce (Lakewood / Arvada)

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport: $270,000 to replace the Airport’s aging airfield lighting regulators and backup generator to improve the safety of airport operations (Jefferson County)

Savio House: $300,000 to support their Family Residential Program and create the first treatment program in the nation that allows a parent needing addiction treatment, their partner, and their children to receive holistic, full-family care in an innovative residential setting (Lakewood)

Perlmutter submitted Community Project Funding requests to the Appropriations Committee in April and inclusion in the House appropriations bills is the first step in the funding process. The bills move on to the full Appropriations Committee and consideration on the House Floor before negotiations begin with the Senate.

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