Rep. Watson Coleman Secures $500,000 in Funding For Trenton Artwalk
Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) visited Artworks, a community nonprofit in Trenton, NJ that promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions, workshops and other events. As part of the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding bill, the Congresswoman secured $500,000 for Artworks for the Artwalk project for lighting and murals along a pedestrian and bicycle passage between the Trenton Transit Center and downtown Trenton.
“As a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I play an important role in deciding where and how the federal government spends its money. As the only appropriator from the New Jersey congressional delegation, I want to make sure that New Jerseyans’ tax dollars come right back to their home state,” said Watson Coleman. "The ArtWalk Project is a perfect example of what can happen when a wonderful local institution working with the city and federal government applies its expertise to improve Trenton for both local residents and neighbors from the area who come to Trenton to work and enjoy the Capital City."
The funding for the Artwalk comes in addition to approximately $7 million in federal funding for nine other projects across New Jersey’s 12th District in the fiscal year 2022 omnibus. These projects range from youth development programs to infrastructure restoration.