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Mrvan announces Community Project Funding requests

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U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan included multiple funding requests for projects in Northwest Indiana in the fiscal year 2024 appropriations measure.

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved the measure. The Community Project Funding proposals are expected to be approved by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden.

“I appreciate that these federal dollars will continue to grow our Northwest Indiana economy by improving operations at the Gary/Chicago International Airport, the Michigan City Harbor, and support sewer and road projects in the cities of La Porte, Portage and Valparaiso,” Mrvan said in a press release.

The law also provides funding for several police departments in the Region.

The project requests include:

  •  $2,000,000 — Calumet Region environmental infrastructure: water and sewer infrastructure improvements in Lake and Porter counties
  •  $998,000 — Burns Waterway Small Boat Harbor: operations and maintenance at Burns Waterway Small Boat Harbor
  • $2,525,000 — Michigan City Harbor: operations and maintenance at Michigan City Harbor 
  • $264,000 — Gary Police Department: stationary LPR camera devices and mobile trailer units
  • $963,000 — Town of Merrillville: emergency communication equipment 
  • $180,000 — Michigan City Police Department: license plate readers and increased officer coverage
  • $215,000 — Munster Police Department: purchase and upgrade technology and equipment
  • $350,000 — Hammond Police Department: upgrade the department’s video surveillance/license plate reader system 
  • $963,000 — Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana Inc.: purchase and install a new Mission Control Simulator 
  • $959,752 — City of Valparaiso: stormwater quality and detention project  
  • $959,752 — City of La Porte: sewer infrastructure improvements
  • $4,116,279 — Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority: construction and expansion of a heavy cargo logistics apron 
  • $1,000,000 — City of Michigan City: construction and upgrades to Fedder’s Alley All-Inclusive Playground and Fitness Park project.
  • $500,000 — City of Portage: Central Avenue reconstruction project

Mrvan thanked his colleagues and leaders on the House Appropriations Committee for including the measures. He also looked toward the future.

“As we begin work to consider measures for fiscal year 2025, I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders in Northwest Indiana and my congressional colleagues to continue to bring taxpayer dollars back to Northwest Indiana to benefit everyone in our communities,” Mrvan said.

Community Project Funding is a way members of Congress can ask for funding for specific projects that benefit their communities.


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