Jul 23 2002


WASHINGTON, D. C. --- U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today subcommittee approval of funding requests for several Alabama projects in the VA/HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations bill.

Sen. Shelby said, "I am very pleased that my colleagues recognized the merits of my funding requests."

The following project requests, were funded by the subcommittee:

Tuscaloosa Downtown Revitalization Project - $3 million
"These funds will be used to begin the first stages of Tuscaloosa's downtown redevelopment project. It is my hope that these funds will bring significant economic development to the downtown area," said Shelby.

Alabama Water Projects
"This funding will go along way in aiding our cities and counties as they deal with their water resource challenges," said Shelby.

Guin Water Supply Project - $500,000

Construction of a new sanitary wastewater lagoon system in Berry, Alabama - $500,000

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