3 Dallas County organizations to get Federal Government funding in ‘23

Published 9:50 am Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Dallas County will be among the 15 communities in the   7th Congressional Districtto receive funds from the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus government funding package.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that she secured $42,820,760 for 15 community projects in her district. The bill passed the House and Senate and awaits President Joe Biden’s signature.

“My team and I have worked diligently all year to ensure that money for these fifteen projects gets included in the annual funding bill so that we can make our communities safer, stronger, and more prosperous,” Sewell said. “ With this historic funding, we are responding directly to some of our district’s most pressing needs and reversing decades of disinvestment.”

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Under the plan, Dallas County will receive

-$4 million for the Selma Riverfront Multi-plex.- Funding will be used to acquire, redevelop, and construct a center for essential public safety services accessible for all members of the community.

-$500,000 for the Orrville Public Library. Funding will be used for the construction of a new municipal public library providing access to educational resources for a historically underserved community.

-$1.5 million for the Historic Brown Chapel AME Church Restoration. Funding will be used to stabilize the structure of the building to allow for further restoration of the sanctuary, bell towers, and brickwork.

Two other counties in the Fourth Judicial District, Wilcox County and Hale County, will also receive funding.

-Wilcox County will receive $595,041 for the J. Paul Jones Hospital, Camden, for facilities and equipment.- Funding will be used to modernize the hospital’s laboratory department to allow seamless communication with other data systems, reducing manual workload.

-Hale County will receive $511,601 for the Alabama Emergency Management Agency for Hale County Storm Shelters. Funding will be used to construct 6 storm shelters in Hale County Alabama. Many rural areas across Alabama’s Black Belt, including communities in Hale County, do not have access to storm shelters. The construction of these shelters would create a safe location for residents to seek shelter during severe storms.