Sep 04 2003

SEN. SHELBY ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR ALABAMA PROJECTS (VA/HUD APPROPRIATIONS)

Appropriations Committee Passes VA-HUD Appropriations Bill

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations committee, announced full committee passage of important projects in Alabama.

Sen. Shelby said, “I’m pleased to announce funding for many important projects in Alabama. These funds will improve the quality of life for the residents in these communities.”

City of Tuscaloosa - $3 Million This funding will assist the City of Tuscaloosa with their 21st Avenue Urban Renewal Project, including design, planning, and land acquisition. Sen. Shelby said, “This funding will assist Tuscaloosa in revitalizing this important area.”

Mitchell College of Business Library - $400,000 The University of South Alabama is making improvements related to the Mithcell College of Business Library in Mobile, Alabama.

Elmore County Economic Development Authority - $75,000 This funding will assist the Elmore County Economic Development Authority with its business and economic development activities in the County.

City of Millport - $100,000 The City of Millport will receive $100,000 for construction costs associated with their Regional Cultural Center.

Tuscaloosa County Commission - $200,000 This funding will assist the Tuscaloosa County Commission in its Community Development activities.

Montgomery Boys and Girls Club - $100,000 Sen. Shelby said, “These funds will help the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery to make much needed improvements to their facility and will provide a safe place for Montgomery youths to go after school.”

City of Fairhope for the Fairhope Library - $250,000 This funding will assist the City of Fairhope with the construction costs associated with building a new library.

Huntsville/Madison County Visitor’s Bureau - $100,000 This funding will help to furnish the new Visitor’s Center in Huntsville.

Crenshaw County Economic/Industrial Development Authority - $425, 000 Crenshaw County Economic/Industrial Development Authroity will receive $425, 000 for industrial site preparation in the County. Sen. Shelby said, “These funds will help Crenshaw County prepare for the supply industry necessary to support the new Hyundai automobile factory and facility.”

Rockford Council of Arts and Crafts - $100,000 This funding will assist in the renovation of the Old Rockford School in Rockford, Alabama.

City of Eufaula - $150,000 The City of Eufaula will receive $150,000 for their Broad Street Revitalization Project. - More - Page 2/ Shelby Announces Funding for Alabama Projects

City of Northport - $100,000 This funding will assist the City of Northport in their community development efforts.

Center for Estuarine Research at the University of South Alabama - $1 Million “I am pleased to announce this funding for research activities the Center conducts on the ecology of coastal lands and seascapes. This funding will allow the University of South Alabama to continue the vital ecological research that it is conducting in the Gulf Coast and Mobile Bay areas. The knowledge gained from this research provides important scientific insights that can be used to preserve and protect coastal plant and wildlife,” said Shelby.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management - $1 Million “This funding will allow the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to conduct field training for Alabama water and wastewater operators across the state,” said Shelby.

Alabama Water Projects “This funding will go a long way in aiding our cities and counties as they deal with their water and sewer resource challenges,” said Shelby.

National Rural Water Association (NRWA) - $9 Million - This funding will assist rural water technical assistance activities and groundwater protection.

$2 Million - An additional $2 million was secured to assist small water systems to conduct vulnerability assessments.

Coosa Valley Water Supply District - $700,000 This funding will assist Coosa Valley Water Supply District with development of a surface water supply in St. Clair County, Alabama. Sen. Shelby said, “These funds will provide citizens and industry throughout the region with a steady and reliable water source.”

Tom Bevill Reservoir Management Area Authority - $2 Million The Tom Bevill Reservoir Management Area Authority will receive $2 million for constrction of a drinking water reservoir in Fayette County, Alabama.

Southwest Alabama Regional Water Supply District - $450,000 This funding will assist the Southwest Alabama Regional Water Supply District’s regional water supply distribution in Thomasville, Alabama. Sen. Shelby said, “This project will provide a reliable surface water source for several municipalities and counties throughout Southwest Alabama.”

Town of Hodges, AL - $100,000 This funding will assist Hodges, Alabama with their water improvement project.

Town of Double Springs, AL - $150,000 The Town of Double Springs will receive $150,000 for water system improvements.

Smith’s Water and Sewer Authority - $250,000 This funding will assist with sewage expansion in Smith, Alabama and the surrounding areas.

Water and Sewer Boards of the Cities of Brent and Centreville - $100,000 Sen. Shelby, “These funds will assist in the repairs of the water systems in Brent and Centreville, Alabama to mitigate water pollution.”

City of Athens Utilities - $250,000 This funding will assist the City of Athens in commercial sewage extension.

City of Camden, AL - $100,000 This funding will assist the City of Camden with water and sewer infrastructure improvements.

Waterworks Boards of Section and Dutton (Jackson County, AL) - $250,000 The Waterworks Boards of Section and Dutton will receive $250,000 for their water distribution system expansion and upgrade.

Cherokee County Commision - $150,000 This funding will assist the Cherokee County Commission in their efforts to provide improvements to the Weiss Lake Area system in Centre, Alabama.