Baldwin Works to Secure More Than $176 Million for Wisconsin in Senate Appropriations Package
Federal funding would deliver support to local projects in Wisconsin championed by Senator Baldwin during the Congressional appropriations process
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced more than $176 million in approved Congressionally directed spending projects on behalf of public and nonprofit entities across Wisconsin for fiscal year 2022.
Baldwin’s office began soliciting input from communities in every part of Wisconsin since April and through the summer, working to submit requests to the Senate Appropriations Committee for projects that benefit communities across the state. The Senate Appropriations Committee reviews all requests from Senators. Only those requests that comply with Committee and Senate rules and are deemed appropriate for federal support were considered for funding. Implementation of Senator Baldwin’s Congressionally-directed spending requests will be contingent upon passage of the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill drafts, which have been released by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
UW Health: $3 million to develop and deploy Connect Rx Wisconsin, a comprehensive care coordination model intended to build household income and improve health outcomes by integrating healthcare and social services within electronic health records.
United Way of Wisconsin: $1,121,000 to reconfigure the existing 211 statewide referral infrastructure, managed by United Way with statewide and local partners, as an information exchange system to maximize social and mental health care coordination and referrals across Wisconsin, and to effectively share referral, outcome, and need data with community-based organizations and other partners.
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging: $523,000 to establish a statewide falls prevention center focused on implementing evidence-based interventions to reduce the risk of falls among older adults, including through increased fall risk screenings, a public and provider education campaign, and an online hub for falls prevention information and replicable interventions.
Wisconsin Historical Society: $500,000 to support a Digitization Roadmap for Citizen Engagement at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Brown County: $5,000,000 for Brown County South Bridge Regional Connector Project.
Brown County United Way: $1 million for the Neighborhood Community House.
Appleton International Airport: $500,000 for airport terminal expansion to serve current operations and anticipated growth.
Sheboygan Water Utility: $2,000,000 to provide safe drinking water to Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls and Kohler.
Oneida Police Department: $622,000 to assist the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin in addressing security gaps in a critical, high traffic area of the Nation that were identified in conjunction with a tragic workplace shooting. The funding will support enhanced security measures to protect tribal member and visitors and allow the Oneida Police Department to obtain better information faster and respond appropriately to future incidents.
Army Corps Project in Marinette, Wisconsin: $200,000 to evaluate potential improvements important to the economic future of the region.
Army Corps Project in Two Rivers, Wisconsin: $20,000 to assess federal interest in a design deficiency analysis of the federal breakwater.
City of Rhinelander: $1,600,000 for water quality infrastructure investments to protect against PFAS .
Glidden Area Ambulance Service: $151,000 to purchase a new ambulance in order to re-establish transporting service.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College: $5,000,000 for development of student housing as part of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College’s plans for a new campus.
Frederic Arts: $23,000 to make needed upgrades to support accessibility.
City of La Crosse: $3,730,000 for installation of wellhead treatment for PFAS chemicals.
Couleecap: $1,000,000 for a Day Center Day Center to provide a centralized hub for individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to connect with services needed to secure stable housing and self-sufficiency.
Boys and Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin: $800,000 for renovation.
Sparta Free Library: $250,000 to support expansion and upgrades to the Sparta Free Library, built in 1902.
Navigation Ecosystem Sustainability Program: $45,100,000 in Construction funds for the Army Corps to fund the first NESP construction on Lock and Dam 25 on the Mississippi River.
Transient Training Enlisted Barracks, Fort McCoy: $29,200,000 to provide a permanently constructed barracks building to house 400 Soldiers during annual training and mobilization.
South Central and Southwest Wisconsin
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County: $4,000,000 to help build a replacement facility for Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County.
Community Health Systems Inc.: $300,000 to support expansion of the Community Health System’s behavioral health department in Darlington, Wisconsin.
City of Fitchburg: $848,000 for the Stormwater Management Climate Change Resiliency Project.
City of Monroe: $1,022,000 for lead service line replacement.
HealthNet of Rock County: $300,000 to support the construction of a facility for HealthNet of Rock County, which plans to integrate its medical and dental clinics into a centralized space with exam rooms, a chiropractic room, and dental operation centers.
Bayview Foundation, Inc.: $1 million for affordable housing redevelopment and improvements.
UW-Madison–Plant Germplasm Research Facility: $39,700,000 for upgrades to current facilities that are housing germplasm materials of national significance. The new facility would allow for continued workforce development benefits for the Agriculture Research Service through the availability of student and graduate researchers.
UW-Madison: $500,000 for the Odyssey Project, providing free college courses and wrap-around support to adult learners in need, as well as support courses for incarcerated learners.
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison: $174,000 to support a Small Business Accounting Projections Clinic to assist start-up and growth-minded entrepreneurs with no-cost financial management education and one-on-one assistance to create financial projections for business plans.
Replace Aircraft Maintenance Hangar at Volk Combat Readiness Training Center: $2,280,000 to prepare for construction of a new aircraft hangar.
Urban League of Greater Madison: $1 million for development and construction of the Madison Black Business Hub.
Little John’s Restaurant: $500,000 to support food access and community event space.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation: $750,000 for a Connected, Automated, Electric Vehicle demonstration corridor in Madison.
Milwaukee County: $2,539,000 to support construction of a Mental Health Emergency Center.
Milwaukee County: $2,000,000 for Milwaukee County Transit System buses.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County: $1 million for Right to Counsel Milwaukee, to support eviction prevention services to help ensure families facing the complex eviction process have legal counsel to negotiate disputes, identify and evaluate legal rights and obligations, access supportive services, and provide in-court advocacy.
Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin: $202,000 for Project Ujima, serving youth victims of violence who seek treatment at Children Hospital of Wisconsin’s emergency room, as well as referrals of youth and adults from other providers.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District: $800,000 for urban watershed reforestation and wetland restoration for resiliency, reduced storm water management costs.
Marquette University School of Dentistry: $1,021,000 to establish a dedicated special needs dental clinic for children and adults at the Marquette University School of Dentistry Campus Community Clinic, which serves a statewide population.
Marquette University: $750,000 for the Education Preparedness Program (EPP), an initiative that provides pathways to higher learning for justice-impacted individuals in Milwaukee.
Marquette University College of Nursing: $217,000 to support continuing education opportunities related to geriatrics, aging, and age-friendly care to clinicians, faculty, and students and support developing age-friendly health systems in Wisconsin.
Sojourner Family Peace Center: $533,000 for the Crisis Outreach and Intervention in Neighborhoods Team, an initiative of Sojourner Family Peace Center and the Alma Center to offer support, advocacy and healing to families impacted by domestic violence.
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW–Milwaukee: $95,000 to pilot a small business lab at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Washington County: $377,000 to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in obtaining necessary hardware and data storage for body-worn cameras for sheriff’s deputies, as well as squad car cameras. This funding will support greater accountability, transparency, officer performance and training within the Office.
City of Racine: $5 million for Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Transit.
City of Racine: $2 million to support construction of a Federally Qualified Health Clinic.
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