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April 28, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Selects 15 Local Projects For Federal Investment

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) announced 15 local projects which will be submitted to the House Appropriations Committee as part of the FY23 Community Project Funding process. These projects include providing a special collection focused on African-American history as part of the renovation of the Hooper-Renwick school, supporting new mothers, expanding mental health services, improving workforce development, repairing and replacing water infrastructure, investing in transit projects, and much more. 

“Last year, I secured more than $5 million to fund projects all across our community,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “This year, to continue delivering for my community, I selected 15 projects, each of which fill a critical need. Gwinnett and Forsyth counties have been growing so fast that often critical social services and infrastructure have not had time to catch up. These projects invest in key services and key parts of our community that will help our families  thrive.”

In spring of 2021, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 10 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 includes funding for all 10 of her community projects totaling more than $5 million in new funding for Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties.

This year, Congresswoman Bourdeaux requested $13 million for 15 projects from across Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Member of Congress can select up to 15 projects in their community for FY23 – although only a handful may actually be funded. 

The Congresswoman and her staff spent over a month meeting with local stakeholders and organizations. Projects were selected based on their ability to provide a service of key need in the community, their likelihood of being selected, and their benefit to Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s FY2023 Community Project Funding Requests:

Project Name: Hooper-Renwick Memorial Library Acquisition Program

Requested Amount: $500,000

Intended Recipient: Gwinnett Public Library Foundation

Intended Recipient Address: 1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Explanation of the Request: $500,000 will go towards acquiring  print and nonprint materials to launch a Special Collection focused on African American heritage.

Project Name: Helping Mamas’ District 7 Community Support

Requested Amount: $195,475

Intended Recipient: Helping Mamas, Inc.

Intended Recipient Address: 4487 Park Drive, Suite A1, Norcross, GA 30093

Explanation of the Request: This funding will support the distribution of diapers, period products, and car seats to parents and children across the district and ease some financial burden for in-need families.

Project Name: 24/7 Victim Services and Mosaic Resilience Center

Requested Amount: $1,027,200

Intended Recipient: Mosaic Georgia

Intended Recipient Address: 3505 Duluth Park Lane Building 200, Duluth GA 30096

Explanation of the Request: This funding will provide direct crisis intervention for victims of sexual and domestic violence, victim advocacy and education, forensic medical care, and mental health and therapy serivces for youth and adults who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sex trafficking.

Project Name: Center for Family and Emotional Support

Requested Amount: $462,000

Intended Recipient: Ser Familia

Intended Recipient Address: 

Explanation of the Request: Ser Familia’s funding will establish and staff a culturally competent services center to empower and set-up Latino children and families for long-term success and increase access to in-language services.

Project Name: View Point Health Crisis Walk-in Center

Requested Amount: $900,000

Intended Recipient: View Point Health

Intended Recipient Address: 175 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Explanation of the Request: $900,000 will support the construction and build out of View Point Health’s Crisis Walk-in Center (CWC) to offer a full spectrum of mental health care to the community and expand services and access after hours and on weekends.

Project Name: Proactive Veteran Intervention Recovery Program

Requested Amount: $1,280,000

Intended Recipient: AboutFace-USA

Intended Recipient Address: 4920 Atlanta Hwy Ste 403, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Explanation of the Request: This funding will support AboutFace-USA’s comprehensive veteran care and support services as well as expand Project GROW (Gardening, Rehabilitation, Outreach, and Wellness) which helps veterans develop workplace and behavioral health skills.

Project Name: CPACS Women’s Center

Requested Amount: $300,000

Intended Recipient: Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Intended Recipient Address: 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30341

Explanation of the Request: CPACS’s funding will support victims of domestic violence and reduce health inequities by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate victim safety and mental health services for immigrant women in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Project Name: Academic Enrichment and Targeted Tutoring

Requested Amount: $400,861

Intended Recipient: Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta

Intended Recipient Address: 2880 Dresden Dr, Chamblee, GA 30341

Explanation of the Request: The Boys & Girls Club will address learning loss and strengthen children’s foundation for learning through expanded and enhanced tutoring options.

Project Name: Route 25 Bus Shelters

Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Intended Recipient: Gwinnett County Department of Transportation

Intended Recipient Address: 620 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Explanation of the Request: $2,000,000 will fund Gwinnett Transit Route 25 bus shelter construction to provide safe, protective waiting areas for riders all along the route.

Project Name: Water Distribution Main Replacement

Requested Amount: $2,988,000

Intended Recipient: Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

Intended Recipient Address: 684 Winder Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Explanation of the Request: This funding will replace and upgrade 2.5 miles of aged water distribution mains that are experiencing excessive breaks and chronic service issues.

Project Name: Transportation for Low-Income Corners Students

Requested Amount: $250,000

Intended Recipient: Corners Outreach

Intended Recipient Address: 2 Sun Court NW, Suite 220, Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092

Explanation of the Request: This funding will fund passenger vans to transport students to and from Corners Academy afterschool and summer programming.

Project Name: Latino Workforce Development Initiative

Requested Amount: $300,000

Intended Recipient: Latin American Association

Intended Recipient Address: 2750 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Explanation of the Request: This initiative will prepare Latinos in Gwinnett County for workforce entry by providing employment training, support, and vocational classes to help individuals advance in their careers while addressing labor shortages.

Project Name: Employment Training and Community Inclusion

Requested Amount: $612,320

Intended Recipient: Creative Enterprises, Inc.

Intended Recipient Address: 701 Hi Hope Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Explanation of the Request: Funding will expand Creative Enterprises’ employment workshops to help with job development, placement, job training, and any related vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.

Project Name: Teacher Candidate Residency Program

Requested Amount: $399,952.44

Intended Recipient: University of North Georgia – Cumming’s College of Education

Intended Recipient Address: 82 College Circle Dahlonega, GA 30597

Explanation of the Request: With expanded mentoring and workshop programs for senior interns, funding will create a pipeline of teachers to fill labor gaps, save money, and support candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Project Name: Buford Suwanee Microtransit Service

Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Intended Recipient: Gwinnett County Department of Transportation

Intended Recipient Address: 620 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Explanation of the Request: These funds will address transit deserts in northern Gwinnett County and create a new service to carry customers upon request within a flex route service area.

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford