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The New Jersey Projects Included in Federal Spending Bill

The $1.7 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through Sept. 30 includes hundreds of payouts for New Jersey municipalities’ projects, the largest of which will build an overpass along County Road 539.

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(TNS) — From affordable housing to new parks, the $1.7 trillion spending bill funding the federal government through Sept. 30 includes hundreds of local projects for New Jersey municipalities, requested by the state’s members of Congress.

They were known as earmarks until Congress initially banned them in 2011 because of some questionable expenditures. But they were brought back last year as “community project funding” in the House and “congressionally directed spending” in the Senate.

The single biggest allocation for New Jersey was $11 million to build a long-sought overpass along County Road 539 in Ocean County, which bisects Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the state’s second-largest employer.

The two lawmakers who share jurisdiction over the joint base, Reps. Andy Kim, D-3rd Dist., and Chris Smith, R-4th Dist., put in separate requests for funding and both were honored.

The overpass will separate through traffic from slower-moving military vehicles on one of the deadliest roads in the state.

And Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th Dist., obtained $26 million for two dredging projects: The entrances to the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, Navesink River to Red Bank and the Shrewsbury River to the Branchport Avenue Bridge in Long Branch.

Even though they successfully obtained money for local projects, Smith and Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd Dist., voted against final legislation that contained that funding. Both senators and the 10 New Jersey House Democrats all voted yes,

Here’s a county-by-county list of the local projects in the spending bill, and the lawmakers who requested the funding.


Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, $1 million to offer services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd Dist.

Atlantic City, $800,000 to expand police surveillance cameras in the city. Van Drew.

Atlantic City International Airport, $3 million for the Atlantic City International Airport to design a taxiway for cargo service, $5.1 million for a new entry control facility, and $3 million for a hangar addition. U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, Robert Menendez.

Atlantic County Economic Alliance, Egg Harbor Township, $150,000 for a veterans’ apprenticeship program. Booker.

Bangladesh Association of South Jersey, Atlantic City, $250,000 for renovations to its community center. Van Drew.

Egg Harbor Township, $2.2 million for the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park. Booker, Menendez.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County, Margate, $550,000 for a job skills program. Van Drew.

U.S. Humanitarian Aid Response Team, Atlantic City, $1 million for job training. Van Drew.


Allendale, $750,000 for a new community center. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th Dist.

Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, $954,000 for new cameras and message boards. Gottheimer.

Bergenfield, $750,000 to expand and renovate parks. Booker, Menendez, Gottheimer.

Bogota, $255,000 to replace a two-way radio system. Booker, Menendez, Gottheimer.

Cliffside Park, $1 million to repair and improve stormwater pipes along Oakdene Avenue. Booker, Menendez, Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-9th Dist.

Edgewater, $1 million to improve and rehabilitate Pump Station No. 4, $250,000 to fix the continuous sinking of River Road between Gorge Road and the Hudson County line. Menendez, Pascrell.

Englewood, $1.8 million for portable radios, mobile radios and improved interoperability. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Fair Lawn, $3.5 million for a new water treatment plant. Gottheimer.

Fairview, $300,000 to digitally scan and save municipal documents. Menendez.

Fort Lee, $600,000 to renovate and upgrade a sewer pump station. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Garfield, $2.4 million to remove lead service lines. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Hackensack, $1 million for a development that includes housing, county offices and a new bus station, $3.5 million for a sewer project. Booker, Menendez, Gottheimer, Pascrell.

Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, $3.3 million to establish a graduate medical education center. Menendez, Pascrell.

Leonia, $250,000 for a shuttle bus for senior citizens. Menendez, Pascrell.

Lodi, $100,000 for shuttle bus to transport senior citizens. Booker, Menendez.

Lyndhurst/ Rutherford, $250,000 for Jackson Avenue and Riverside Avenue drainage improvements. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Mahwah, $800,000 for a water department filtration system. Gottheimer.

Norwood, $800,000 to rebuild the Broad Street Bridge

Park Ridge, $3.5 million to build treatment systems to remove PFAS compounds from drinking water. Gottheimer.

Oakland, $471,000 to non profit Push to Walk for equipment for physical rehabilitation and wellness programs. Booker, Menendez.

Ridgefield, $500,000 for roadway improvements and resurfacing. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Rutherford, $750,000 to improve drainage and reduce flooding. Pascrell.

South Hackensack, $210,000 to replace the police department’s communications/radio system. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Teaneck, $1.1 million for Belle Avenue drainage improvements. Menendez, Gottheimer.

Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, $608,860 for additional in-room sensor technology. Booker, Menendez, Gottheimer.

Women’s Rights Information Center, Englewood, $255,000 to provide legal help for low-income crime victims, Booker.


Burlington city, $55,000 to dredge Kennedy Lake. Booker.

Burlington County, $3 million to the county human services agency to build a homeless shelter in Westampton, $1.2 million to upgrade the countywide emergency communications system. Booker, Menendez, Rep. Andy Kim, D-3rd Dist.

Edgewater Park, $4.4 million for a new public safety building. Kim.

Medford, $593,663 to Lenape Regional High School to expand its program to help students with special needs students learn the skills they need for adulthood. Kim.

Moorestown, $2.2 to install a new water main and replace water lines that contain lead. Kim.

Mount Holly, $330,000 to convert a former bank building into a new municipal courthouse. Booker, Menendez.

Virtua Health, $1 million to add a Burlington County location fo its program providing mental health services for children with emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric disorders. Menendez, Kim.

Westampton, $20,000 to repair a municipal-owned building housing American Legion Post 509. Kim.

Willingboro, $3.5 million to the Municipal Utilities Authority to improve its water treatment plant, Booker, Menendez, Kim.


Bancroft, Cherry Hill, $500,000 to equip smart homes for adults with disabilities. Booker, Menendez, Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1st Dist.

Camden Center for Youth Development, Camden, $324,000 for community coaches. Booker.

Camden Community Partnership, Camden, $1 million for a waterfront park on a brownfield site. Norcross.

Camden County, $475,000 for a new building to feed low-income seniors and $450,000 to renovate the Correctional Facility Reentry Release and Resource Center. Menendez, Norcross.

Cherry Hill Free Clinic, Cherry Hill, $440,905 for construction and equipment for a second clinic, which provides free primary care to those with no or limited insurance. Norcross.

Food Bank of South Jersey, Pennsauken, $970,000 to buy hybrid delivery trucks and vans. Booker, Menendez, Norcross.

Gloucester city, $385,000 for a playground. Norcross.

Gloucester Township, $300,000 to renovate a bank building and turn it into a community performance arts space. Norcross.

Lawnside Intergenerational Program, Camden, $30,000 to fund a program connecting seniors and young people. Booker.

Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, $1.4 million to increase staffing at two community centers to add programs. Booker, Menendez, Norcross.

South Jersey Port Corp., $750,000 for construction. Norcross.

USS New Jersey, Camden, $500,000 for a structure on the battleship to house educational programs and other events. Norcross.

Virtua Center for Organ Transplantation, Camden, $2 million for renovations. Norcross.

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Camden, $479,100 to work with local school systems to prevent human trafficking. Norcross.

Volunteer Up Legal Clinic, Camden, $500,000, to expand legal services. Norcross.


Cape May Airport, Rio Grande, $2 million for a new general aviation hangar. Van Drew.

Cape May city, $600,000 to expand a drinking water treatment plant. Booker, Menendez.

North Wildwood, $10 million to extend the seawall. Booker, Menendez, Van Drew.

Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Villas, $2 million to replace water mains. Van Drew

Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet, $1 million, to add sand to beaches.


Inspira Health Network, $1 million for equipment for services designed to prevent community youth violence. Booker, Menendez, Van Drew.

Tri-County Community Action Agency, Bridgeton, $350,000, for mental health care and substance use treatment. Booker.

Vineland. $2 million for safety improvements to Chestnut Avenue. Van Drew.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, Newark, $1 million for mentoring and student support. Booker, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12th Dist.

Domus Corp., Newark, $500,000 to build affordable housing for veterans. Booker.

East Orange, $30,000 for an employment and training reentry program. Booker.

Essex County, $2.8 million to build a rooftop farm in Newark to grow blueberries that can be sold commercially. Payne.

Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled, Livingston, $760,000 to expand access to technology for individuals with disabilities. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-11th Dist.

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, $337,000 for mental and behavioral health care services. Booker.

Montclair, $2.1 million to address problems with Rand Well. Sherrill.

Nassan’s Place, East Orange, $750,000 to build an autism center that will house educational and recreational programs, support services and other resources. Payne.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, $650,000 for a pre-engineering program for community college students planning on continuing their education at a four-year university, $650,000 for a pre-apprenticeship program in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics. Booker, Menendez.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, $1 million to build a 53,000 square foot center for arts training and $700,000 for arts education programs. Booker, Menendez.

Newark, $3.6 million to renovate and improve Lincoln Park and $1 million for construction work and renovation of the community health clinic at the Speedway Avenue School. Booker, Menendez.

Newark Community Health Centers, Orange, $1 million to convert a commercial building to a health care facility. Payne.

Newark Emergency Services for Families, Newark, $1.1 million for NJ for services, fresh food, healthy cooking workshops, and art therapy classes for children and families. Payne.

Newark Public Library, Newark, $183,000 to digitize the Newark Evening News. Booker.

Newark Public Radio, Newark, $500,000 for building and facilities repairs. Booker, Payne.

Newark School of the Arts, Newark, $50,000 for an early childhood music and movement program. Booker.

Newark YMCA, $750,000 to replace its heating, ventilation, air conditioning and exhaust system. Payne.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, $950,650 for nursing simulation equipment. Booker, Menendez, Payne.

RWJBarnabas Health Cooperman Medical Center, Livingston, $1 million to expand existing emergency medical service training. Booker, Menendez, Sherrill.

Seton Hall University, South Orange, $1.1 million for the Healthcare Simulation Center, $632,000 for re-entry and support services. Booker, Menendez.

South Ward Promise Neighborhood, Newark, $2 million for facilities and equipment for a program involving 25 organizations working together to help families in the area. Payne.

University Hospital, Newark, $3 million for facilities and equipment. Payne.

Urban League of Essex County, Newark, $1.7 million to expand financial opportunity centers for low-income communities in Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Morris and Union counties. Booker, Menendez.

West Caldwell, $56,000 for work on Pine Brook. Booker.

West Orange, $1.2 million to rehabilitate basketball and handball courts and the ice hockey skating rink at O’Connor Park. Booker, Menendez, Payne.


Clayton, $715,000 for a new ladder truck for the fire department. Booker, Menendez.

Glassboro, $150,000 to renovate Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 679. Norcross.

Gloucester County, $750,000 for park improvements, including additional pickleball courts and new amphitheater seats. Norcross.


AngelaCARES, Jersey City, $102,000 for services to adults 50 years and older. Booker.

Bayonne, $1 million to rebuild the Buddy Baseball field at 11th Street, which is accessible to those with disabilities. Booker, Menendez.

Guttenberg, $394,000 for work to prevent overflows on the Galaxy Towers Condominium Association property. Booker, Menendez.

Harrison, $563,000 for 85 multi-band police radios. Booker, Menendez.

Hoboken, $1.8 million to finish redesigning Sinatra Drive between 4th Street and 11th/ Hudson streets. Booker, Menendez, Sires.

Hudson County, $1.8 million for County Road 653/ County Avenue improvements in Secaucus. Booker, Pascrell.

Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, $2.2 million for video equipment to allow students on one campus to take classes on another. Sires.

James Braddock Park, North Bergen, $500,000 for traffic circles within the park to reduce vehicle speeds. Sires.

Jersey City, $2 million to rebuild 14 segments of the Morris Canal Greenway, $500,000 to expand domestic violence intervention services, $750,000 for an apprenticeship program for unemployed low-to-middle-income youth, and $510,000 for a food pantry facility at the Currie Woods Revitalization Center. Booker, Menendez, Sires, Payne.

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, $782,000 for online nursing education. Menendez.

North Bergen, $3.5 million to address storm water runoff on Tonnelle Avenue. Booker, Menendez, Sires

Secaucus, $950,000 for a senior services building and community center. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, $960,000 for equipment. Booker, Menendez, Sires.

United Way Service Center, Jersey City, $1.5 million to renovate a community foodbank to include a meeting room and make it the organization’s headquarters. Payne.

Weehawken, $4 million for new traffic lights and sidewalks from Park Avenue and 51st Street to Hackensack Plank Road and 19th Street. Sires.

West New York, $2 million for a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over River Road, $888,000 for the housing authority to renovate and install new equipment to improve access and provide greater safety, $2.8 million for the Pier 93 Park, $475,000 for electric vehicles and charging stations. Booker, Menendez, Sires.


Flemington, $1.2 million for a new potable water well. Booker, Menendez, then-Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th Dist.

Hunterdon County YMCA, Flemington, $750,000 for a new community pool. Malinowski.

Lambertville, $450,000 to repair damage to Music Mountain from Hurricane Ida. Malinowski.

Lebanon, $750,000 for repaving roads. Booker, Menendez, Malinowski.


Children’s Home Society of New Jersey, Trenton, $631,500 to train low-income women as doulas to help other women in the same communities. Watson Coleman.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mercer County, Ewing, $40,000 to recruit and train volunteers to work with teens aging out of the foster care system. Kim.

Delaware River Basin Commission, West Trenton, $715,000 to support programs to keep the water in the basin clean. The basin consists of 13,539 square miles in four states, 42 counties, 868 municipalities, and 22 congressional districts. Watson Coleman.

Henry J. Austin Health Center, Trenton, $813,600 for a mobile unit and staffing to provide health screenings for Trenton schoolchildren. Watson Coleman.

Lawrenceville, $6 million for an administrative building. Menendez.

Meals on Wheels of Mercer County, Ewing, $81,000 for equipment. Booker.

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Lawrenceville, $445,000, to better serve a diverse group of survivors of sexual violence. Booker.

New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Hamilton, $1 million for services for domestic violence survivors and their families. Booker.

Robbinsville, $200,000 to preserve and digitize paper records. Booker.

Princeton, $750,000 for improvements to Witherspoon Street, including making it more friendly for pedestrians, streetscaping, and improved drainage. Watson Coleman.

Trenton, $750,000 for Kean University to develop a plan to revitalize the distressed Coalport neighborhood, $1 million for the RISE Center, a youth center that provides afterschool activities, $750,000 to restore and repair the historic Wireworks building, $2 million for a recreational area along the Assunpink Creek, including soccer field, other athletic fields and courts, a skate park, picnic area, restrooms and storage areas for equipment. Booker, Menendez, Watson Coleman.


Carteret, $6 million for a terminal building for ferry to downtown Manhattan, $1 million to renovate and expand the Office of Emergency Management building. Booker, Menendez, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th Dist.

East Brunswick, $750,000 to replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the public library. Watson Coleman.

Edison, $3 million to renovate and expand the Dr. William Toth Health Center. Menendez, Pallone.

Middlesex College, Edison, $1 million to support adult students, and $850,000 to develop workforce training programs. Menendez, Pallone.

Middlesex County, $1.1 million to improve flood resiliency planning in the southern part of the county. Menendez, Watson Coleman.

New Brunswick, $38,000 for employment and training activities at the public library. Booker.

Old Bridge, $2.3 million to build a new community building along the Laurence Harbor beachfront. Menendez, Pallone.

Perth Amboy, $1.5 million for improvements to the Veterans Memorial Youth League Complex Park, including new fields. Booker, Menendez Pallone.

Piscataway, $500,000 for renovations at the Meltar-Bodine House Museum Historic Site, and $250,000 to install solar panels to produce electricity. Booker, Menendez, Pallone.

South Amboy, $2.3 million for a waterfront park. Pallone.

South Brunswick, $2.6 million to improve the intersection of U.S. 1 and Ridge Road, including widening lanes and installing new traffic lights. Booker, Watson Coleman.

South Plainfield, $370,725 to upgrade the communications and 911 system. Pallone.

United Way of Northern New Jersey, Cedar Knolls, $500,000 for an early childhood education and care system. And $642,000 for its United For ALICE@Work program helping employers create and retain quailty jobs for low-income workers. Booker, Menendez.

Woodbridge, $1.5 million for electric shuttle buses. Booker, Menendez, Pallone.


180 Turning Lives Around, Hazlet, $565,000 to hire mental health clinicians and related professionals. Menendez.

Atlantic Highlands, $2.1 million to repair a deteriorating bulkhead. Pallone.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, $500,000 to help students who have experienced trauma and abuse at home. Pallone.

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, $615,000 for equipment allowing high-dose radiation be focused on a very small area to treat certain cancers and neurological conditions. Smith.

Eatontown, $2 million to reduce flooding in the historic district. Smith.

Keyport, $2.3 million to replace and improve a water main. Booker.

Long Branch, $1.25 million to restore the Church of the Presidents. Pallone.

Middletown, $997,600 for new sidewalks and curb cuts along Kings Highway. Smith.

Monmouth Ocean Foundation for Children, Tinton Falls, $400,000 for an autism education, training, and support services program. Smith.

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, $640,000 to develop entrepreneurs in Monmouth and Middlesex counties, especially in underserved communities. Booker, Menendez, Pallone.

Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, $2.5 million for coastal resiliency projects nearby communities. Pallone.

River Dredging, $26 million to dredge the entrances to the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, Navesink River to Red Bank and the Shrewsbury River to the Branchport Avenue Bridge in Long Branch. Pallone.


Boonton Reservoir, $600,000 to improve security around the reservoir and create a 7.7-mile hiking trail around Parsippany and Boonton. Sherrill.

Chatham, $809,000 to build a new fiber optic network to make it easier for police to investigate and prevent auto thefts and other crimes. Sherrill.

County College of Morris, Randolph, $720,000 for equipment and to create a cybersecurity curriculum. Menendez.

Dover, $250,000 to replace lead service lines. Booker, Menendez.

Family Promise of Morris County, Morristown, $1.8 million to help residents obtain affordable safe housing and preventative health care. Booker, Sherrill.

Hanover, $55,000 to clear major obstructions from the Whippany River and tributaries. Menendez.

Madison, $2.1 million to build an affordable housing development with strong energy conservation initiatives. Sherrill.

Morris Township, $500,000 for improvements to Collinsville-Tucker Park. Sherrill.

Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, $1 million for new technology and improved facilities for the emergency department. Sherrill.

Mount Olive, $2 million to expand the health department building to create a health and wellness center for seniors. Malinowski.

Netcong, $600,000 to replace lead and galvanized steel service lines. Malinowski.

Parsippany-Troy Hills, $3.5 million to improve the wastewater pump system serving the Lake Hiawatha area. Booker, Sherrill.

Whippany River Watershed, $1.5 million to immediately take steps to reduce flooding and $500,000 to study ways to reduce the problem going forward. Booker, Menendez, Sherrill.


Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet, $32 million to add sand to beaches. Booker, Menendez, Van Drew.

Brick, $250,000 for a dialysis transportation service for senior citizenfacilities and equipment. Booker, Kim.

Community Services of Ocean County, Brick, $ 270,475 to buy new Meals on Wheels vehicles to deliver food and check on seniors. Booker, Kim.

County Prosecutor, Toms River, $300,000 for a program to provide mental health support law enforcement officers. Kim.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ocean County, Toms River, $175,000 to increase the number of volunteers advocating for foster children. Kim.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. $11 million for an overpass to carry through traffic on County Route 539 over Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The current road that bisects the joint base would be used for military vehicles. Kim, Smith.

Lakewood, $2 million to build roads and sewers, install street lighting and landscaping, and provide drainage fo support new housing and address traffic congestion. Booker, Menendez, Smith.

Lakewood Community Services Corp., Lakewood, $1 million for new equipment to expand a mental health center. Smith.

Lakewood Resource and Referral Center, $207,000 to install a security system for a new health center. Menendez.

Long Beach Island, $32 million for beach replenishment. Booker.

Ocean County, Toms River, $500,000 for a 911 call center and emergency management office. Smith.

Ocean Inc., Brick, $55,000 to provide transportation to the Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic for veterans in the county. Kim.

Providence House, Whiting, $750,000 for building improvements. Smith.

Stafford, $2 million for safety improvements along Route 72. Van Drew.


Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson, $4 million to build the Alexander Hamilton visitor center. Pascrell.

Great Falls Youth Center, Paterson, $1.5 million to increase the size of the building to serve more teenagers from low-income families. Pascrell.

Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation, Clifton, $1 million for a biosafety lab. Pascrell.

New Jersey Community Development Corporation, Paterson, $1.5 million to expand the Great Falls Youth Center. Booker, Menendez.

Passaic city, $4 million to build a parking deck at the corner of State and Passaic streets. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Passaic County. $1.2 million for streetscaping along Great Falls Gateway. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Paterson, $1 million to rehabilitate the Johnny Briggs Baseball Field at Westside Park with new fencing, lighting, and synthetic turf, and $188,000 to hire social workers for substance use disorder and mental health services. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

Prospect Park, $442,000 to replace a main sewer line. Booker, Menendez.

Reimagining Justice, Paterson, $1 million for a violence intervention program. Pascrell.

Seton Hall College of Nursing, Clifton, $1.1 million for facilities and equipment. Pascrell.

West Milford, $2.9 million for communications equipment. Gottheimer.

William Patterson University, Wayne, $1 million for scholarships for students affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Menendez, Sherrill.

Woodland Park, $1.2 million for a small traffic circle at the intersection of McBride Avenue and Browertown Road, $709,000 for the Rifle Camp Road sewer line project. Booker, Menendez, Sherrill.


Meals on Wheels of Salem County, Elmer, $380,000 to buy a building for a commercial kitchen and offices. Booker, Menendez.

Salem County, $3.8 million to build broadband internet connections in Cumberland and Salem counties. Van Drew.


Bedminster, $1.2 million to rehabilitate the Miller Lane Pump Station. Malinowski.

Center for Great Expectations, Somerset, $500,000 for mental health services and treatment. Booker, Menendez, Watson Coleman.

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, North Branch, $500,000 for educational and leadership programs. Booker.

Hillsborough, $320,462 for repairs to the Green Hills Development Swale, completely devastated by Hurricane Ida. Malinowski.

Hillsborough YMCA, $750,000 for improved safety measures and expanded learning spaces. Malinowski.

Manville, $350,000 for a plaza and memorial to honor veterans and first responders. Watson Coleman.

Montgomery, $1.2 million to buy flood-damaged properties and covert the plots into open space. Booker, Menendez.

Somerset County Historical Society, Bridgewater, $2.4 million restore the historic Van Veghten House, which was built in the 1720s and served as the headquarters for Quartermaster General Nathanael Greene during the American Revolution. Watson Coleman.


Newton, $1.3 million for communications equipment for first responders. Booker, Menendez, Gottheimer.

Vernon, $3.5 million for a sewer expansion project. Gottheimer.


Bridges Outreach, Summit, $517,000 to help the homeless. Booker.

Elizabeth, $2.2 million to replace lead water service lines and $500,000 for an emergency and homeless case management vehicle. Booker, Menendez, Sires.

Family Promise, Elizabeth, $875,000 for a day care center. Booker.

Institute of Music for Children, Elizabeth, $75,000 for summer programs. Booker.

Kean University, Union, $2.5 million to support new life-sciences businesses, $1 million for a program to help both parents and children in the same household. Menendez, Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-10th Dist.

New Jersey Sharing Network, New Providence, $175,000 for lab equipment. Booker, Menendez.

Rahway, $1 million to replace lead contaminated service lines. Booker, Menendez.

Roselle, $2 million for roadway and pedestrian safety improvements in the Chestnut Street Corridor. Booker, Payne.

Salvation Army, Union, $32,000 for after school programs. Booker.

Scotch Plains, $626,010 to rehabilitate the Tempe Covered Footbridge. Malinowski.

Summit, $250,000 for construction of a foot bridge over Morris Avenue as part of rail-to-trails. Booker, Menendez, Malinowski.

Union City, $1.1 million for improvements to Central Avenue, including lighting, trees and making the area accessible to those with disabilities. Sires.

Union City Police Department, $1.2 million to replace a radio system. Booker, Sires.

Union County, $2.8 million to rehabilitate bridges,.$516,000 to expand homeless shelter capacity, $661,000 to expand mental health and recovery support programs. Booker, Menendez, Malinowski.

United Way of Greater Union County, Elizabeth, $100,000 to address food insecurity, access to transportation and health care, and financial stability. Watson Coleman.

Westfield, $399,000 for sidewalk improvements. Malinowski.

YWCA of Eastern Union County, Elizabeth, $500,000 to rebuild the headquarters destroyed by fire. Booker.


Alpha, $3.3 million for a new potable water storage tank. Booker, Menendez, Malinowski.

Norwescap, Phillipsburg, $350,000 for a food incubator. Booker.

Phillipsburg, $3.4 million for work on their sewage system. Malinowski.


New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, $445,000 to expand its services. Booker.

New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence, $1 million for services for domestic violence survivors and their families. Booker.

New Jersey/New York Harbor, $1 million for preliminary engineering and design for channel improvements, $3 million to study flood risk management and environmental restoration. Booker, Menendez, Pascrell.

National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum, $700,000 to install LED bulbs at the north and south memorial pools. Booker, Menendez.

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