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July 20, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Applauds House Passage of Funding for GA-07 Community Projects

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) applauded the passage of six of her 15 community funding projects as part of an FY2023 Minibus Appropriations Bill. Included is $8.2 million in funding for critical programs throughout Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, including funding for a collection of African American books and historical artifacts as part of the renovation of the historic Hooper-Renwick school.  

Earlier this year, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 15 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. These projects will be included in the FY2023 appropriations bills to be considered by the House of Representatives over the coming weeks.

“I am so glad to see six of my community projects passed by the House,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “These six projects will make a meaningful impact on our community. Gwinnett and Forsyth counties are growing so fast that often critical social services and infrastructure have not had time to catch up. These projects invest in key services that will help our families thrive. Additionally, I am pleased to be able to help the Hooper-Renwick project that will help teach future generations about African American history in our community.”

Last year, 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 included 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.

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 needs 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 which passed the House as part of the Appropriations Minibus include:

Project Name: Hooper-Renwick Memorial Library Opening Day and African American Heritage Collection Acquisition

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: Wraparound Services for Latino Families and Youth

Requested Amount: $462,000

Intended Recipient: Ser Familia

Intended Recipient Address: 1000 Cobb Place Blvd, Suite 170 Kennesaw, GA 30144

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

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 support the purchase of passenger vans to transport students to and from Corners Academy afterschool and summer programming.

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.