Federal Funds Earmarked for Local Projects

Federal Funds Earmarked for Local Projects

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer announced that he had secured funding for 15 projects in Virginia’s 8th congressional districts including four in the City of Alexandria and three in Fairfax County. 

The rules adopted by the House of Representatives allow each Representative to submit FY24 funding requests (earmarks) for up to 15 projects in their Congressional districts within a limited scope of federal accounts and direct funds to state and local government and select non-profits, and with each Member certifying that they and their family have no financial interest in any projects for which they request funding. 

The Alexandria projects included $1 million for On-Route Electric Transit Bus Opportunity Chargers, $963,000 for The Virginia Tech “Smart Mobility Lab,” $670,000 for a Pilot Program for Crime and Violence Prevention for the City of Alexandria and $850,000 for Restoration of Affordable Housing at 1022 Pendleton Street Boarding House.  

Projects in Fairfax County include $850,000 for Bush Hill Elementary Safe Routes to School, $1 million for Construction of an Early Childcare Center at the Original Mount Vernon High School and $500,000 for Mason Neck Trail Northern Segment.