As part of the annual budget process, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04) recommended 15 projects to the Appropriations Committee for inclusion in the 2023 Fiscal Year Budget. For the second year in a row, the Appropriations Committee has accepted Community Project Funding requests from Members of Congress.

"Our budgets defines and reveals our values — so I am beyond thrilled with the Community Projects we were able to get funding for in the 2023 budget," Rep. Dean said. "This year, I am excited to recommend 15 new projects to the committee that address equality, education, health, career opportunities, infrastructure, and more in Montgomery and Berks Counties. I look forward to working to ensure their inclusion in the final budget.”

The Community Project Funding would be awarded to the following organizations:

  • $7,000,000: Borough of Pottstown - Keystone Boulevard Extension Project

  • $2,500,000: County of Montgomery, PA - Cross County Trail (CCT) Bridge & Trail

  • $1,994,875: Apprentice Training for the Electrical Industry: Net Zero Training Program

  • $1,275,667: Manor College - Manor College Refugee, Immigrant and First-Generation College Student Support

  • $1,000,000: Temple University Ambler Campus - Temple Ambler Community Kitchen (TACK)

  • $1,000,000: Habitat for Humanity Montgomery and Delaware Counties - Hatfield II

  • $500,000: Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region - Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Norristown Renovation & Expansion

  • $450,000: Community Hero Action Group - Community Hero Action Group's Community Health and Wellness Initiative

  • $442,287: Montgomery County District Attorney's Office - Montgomery County Racial Justice Improvement Project (RJIP)

  • $332,275: Today is a Good Day - Montgomery County NICU Families Comprehensive Hospital Partnership

  • $300,000: Mitzvah Circle Foundation - Diaper Bank Program

  • $226,500: The Welcome Project PA - SAGA Community Center

  • $220,416: Whitpain Township - Ambler Alley Storm Sewer Project

  • $210,000: MossRehab-Albert Einstein Healthcare Network - MossRehab Institute for Brain Health

  • $100,000: Montgomery County Community College - Montco Early College AcademY

These recommendations now go to the Appropriations Committee for review. Successful projects would receive funding as part of the 2023 Fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023.

Rep. Madeleine Dean is a mother, grandmother, attorney, professor, former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania.