December 27, 2022

Rep. Watson Coleman Announces $15 Million for Community Projects in New Jersey’s 12th District

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman announced more than $15 million in federal community project funding for 15 organizations in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. This funding comes as part of the omnibus government funding legislation that Congress passed on December 23.

The projects receiving funding include public facility restorations, flood mitigation initiatives, youth programs, and more.

“As New Jersey’s sole congressional appropriator, I take great pride in making sure my constituents’ federal tax dollars come right back to their communities,” said Congresswoman Watson Coleman. “This year, I’m proud to announce that I secured funding for 15 community projects across the 12th District. From mental health services to infrastructure improvements, these investments will make Central Jersey a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Specifically, the omnibus funding bill provides funding for the following community projects in New Jersey’s 12th District:

● $2,000,000 for the Assunpink Greenway Active Recreation Corridor

● $1,000,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson Union Counties, Newark, NJ for mentoring and student support

● $750,000 for the Coalport Neighborhood Revitalization Planning

● $750,000 for the East Brunswick Public Library Building Infrastructure

● $813,600 for the Henry J. Austin Health Center, Trenton, NJ for a mobile health unit and staffing

● $350,000 for the Manville Veterans Freedom Plaza Creation

● $715,000 for the River Basin Commissions (Mid-Atlantic River Basin Commissions: Delaware River Basin Commission)

● $2,600,000 for the South Brunswick Signalized Intersection Improvements

● $1,112,175 for the Southern Middlesex County Flood Mitigation and Resilience Project

● $500,000 for The Center for Great Expectations, Somerset, NJ for mental health services and treatment

● $631,500 for The Children's Home Society of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ for employment training and related expenses for low income women to improve health and economic outcomes

● $100,000 for the United Way of Greater Union County, Elizabeth, NJ for addressing food insecurity, access to transportation and healthcare, and financial stability

● $2,443,000 for the Van Veghten House Restoration

● $750,000 for the Trenton Wireworks

● $750,000 for the Witherspoon Street Improvements