CUMMING, GA — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) announced the award of over $1 million in Community Project Funding to Forsyth County officials to fund three critical community services, including $235,000 for Forsyth County’s Crisis Intervention Team, $90,000 for Forsyth County’s Insight Program, and $750,000 for Forsyth County School District’s Spark! Igniting Learning, Birth and Beyond early childhood education program.
“I am very proud to bring more than $1 million in funding back to Forsyth County to support vital public services and educational programs for our community,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “These projects were selected because they filled critical needs identified by leaders in Forsyth County including early childhood education and addressing the on-going challenges with mental health services.”
In 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.
Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Bourdeaux submitted and delivered on behalf of her community through the FY2022 Community Project Funding process and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022.
Forsyth County projects:
- Forsyth County’s Crisis Intervention Team will receive $235,000 for training on how to most effectively respond to those having a behavioral health crisis. This training is crucial to protecting all involved from harm and injury.
- $90,000 will go to Forsyth County’s Insight Program and help increase our community’s capacity to serve at-risk young people.
- The Forsyth County School District’s Spark! Igniting Learning, Birth and Beyond program will get $750,000 so we can break down external barriers on our young learners, including poverty, transit, and language.
- $720,000 will go to Hire Heroes USA’s Partnered Career Transition Program to help them directly support our servicemembers, veterans, and their spouses find employment.
Gwinnett County projects:
- The Gwinnett Water Tower, which performs water research and community engagement work, is on the cutting edge of developing leading water technologies and reimagining cutting-edge water tech ecosystems. The Water Tower will receive $310,000 to help them tackle our most pressing challenges in the water sector and improve water sector infrastructure.
- Georgia Gwinnett College will receive $1,450,000 to provide an affordable, quality education and residential experience through their Living Learning Communities for IT and Health Sciences.
- $775,000 will go to Gwinnett Schools’ Foundation for Building Babies’ Brains — Ready Initiative and their work to close the readiness gap and prepare our youngest community members for long-term success.
- $150,000 is going to the Lawrenceville Housing Authority to help combat housing insecurity in our community. The funding will help people access decent, safe, and clean housing.
- The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will get $100,000 to provide low or no-cost business management training & consulting services in the native languages of GA-07 community members. This will ensure resources are accessible to our diverse community.
- Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab will get $495,000 to build a Curiosity Lab Mobility Hub and continue their work on improving our community’s transit options to better accommodate, autonomous vehicles, drones, and other clean-energy vehicles
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 Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.