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Rep. Nickel Announces $32 Million in Community Project Funding Requests

U.S. Representative Wiley Nickel (NC-13) is pleased to announce over $32 million in community project funding requests submitted to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Appropriations bill. 

In accordance with House Appropriations Committee guidance, each Representative may submit a maximum of 15 requests across bills. This year, Representative Nickel has submitted requests ranging from agriculture, affordable housing, transportation infrastructure projects, economic development, environmental protection, clean water access, public safety, and more. 

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to submit these 15 community funding project requests for consideration on behalf of North Carolina’s 13th District,” said Rep. Nickel. “From infrastructure improvements to public safety upgrades, these important community projects are in need of federal funding to move forward. As the appropriations process plays out, I'll continue to be a strong advocate for these projects and work to get this federal funding across the finish line for our communities in North Carolina’s 13th District.”

Rep. Nickel submitted the following Community Project Funding requests:

North Carolina State University: $6,500,000 for NC State’s Clayton research station for corn and soybean research

I95/I40 Crossroads of America Economic Development Alliance: $5,000,000 for an advanced manufacturing and biotech training center

Town of Cary: $5,000,000 to improve stormwater management and water quality in the Walnut Creek watershed 

Town of Benson: $3,680,000 for pipe repairs and water system upgrades as part of its water system improvement plan 

Town of Holly Springs: $3,000,000 for water infrastructure improvements, specifically a water conveyance system.

Town of Fuquay-Varina: $2,000,000 for a new 1.0 million gallon (MG) elevated water storage tank to improve water quality, quantity, and pressure

Town of Apex: $1,970,800 for Cash Corporate Center Sewer Interceptor to improve service delivery and reduce maintenance cost for public utilities 

Town of Garner: $1,100,000 for the breach and partial removal of a deteriorated dam and lake and stream restoration improvement at Meadowbrook Park

GoTriangle: $1,000,000 to purchase 16 zero-emission support fleet vehicles to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life

Wake County: $878,000 for Wake County Sheriff’s Department to purchase body-worn cameras, radars, and other technology upgrades

City of Raleigh: $750,000 for streetscape improvements to enhance connectivity and public safety on Tarbaro Road

City of Raleigh: $700,000 to install stormwater infrastructure within an affordable homeownership development in downtown Raleigh

Town of Selma: $330,000 for police equipment and technology upgrades

City of Goldsboro: $250,000 to demolish and dispose of the Herman Park Building which was closed due to contamination issues

Town of Smithfield: $124,000 for the Smithfield Police Department to purchase 45 body cameras and data storage

More information about Representative Nickel’s FY24 Community Project Funding Requests can be found HERE.