Representative Malinowski Champions Over $8.7 Million in Federal Funding to Support Community Projects in NJ-07

July 26, 2021
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Representative Malinowski announced today that all ten Community Project Funding requests he made for New Jersey’s 7thCongressional District will be included in the House Appropriations Fiscal Year 2022 annual federal funding legislation. The projects, covering Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties, total over $8.7 million. The legislation is set to be voted on in the House of Representatives this week.

“I worked closely with municipal and county leaders across our district to identify projects that will create jobs and improve the lives of our constituents, and fought hard to get all our requests approved in the House,” said Representative Malinowski. “These projects will fix our old water and sewer systems, support law enforcement, improve our parks and pedestrian walkways, and create educational programs that support our rural economy. I will do all I can to build support for them as the bill moves to the Senate.”

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative was able to request funding for up to ten projects in their community for Fiscal Year 2022, and Representatives were not guaranteed that all or any of their projects would be approved. Projects were restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities were permitted to receive funding. 

The NJ-07 community projects included in the FY 2022 House appropriations bill are:

  • Borough of Bernardsville Boylan Terrance Neighborhood Pedestrian Connection Project: $1,427,500 to build a pedestrian connection between the Bernardsville Train Station and the Borough’s downtown area – a large, primarily residential neighborhood.
  • Town of Clinton West Main Street Water Main Replacement Project: $898,257 to replace and install 992 LF of water main, including the replacement of eight water service connections and two fire hydrants.
  • Borough of Garwood Milling and Resurfacing of Second Avenue and Third Avenue: $250,000 to install granite block curbs, complete partial road reconstruction, restore concrete driveway aprons, and more on popular residential streets.
  • Borough Somerville Chambres Park Improvement: $2,541,600 to improve the Chambres Park recreational area. The proposed design includes a grass baseball/softball field, a grass soccer field, picnic area, and basketball court.
  • Township of Berkeley Heights West Side Drainage Project: $250,000 for the preparation and construction of the outdated drainage system in the area, and for future maintenance.
  • Milford Borough Water Main Improvements York, Phyllis and Williams Street: $360,000 to replace aged water infrastructure at the end of its life. Current mains and service lines are subject to leaks, causing disruption of water service for residents.
  • Warren County Community College Agriculture Education and Training Program: $750,000 to establish an Agriculture Education and Training Program at Warren County Community College that aims to provide education and workforce training to support a vibrant and growing component of the economy in Warren County and the region.
  • Borough of Wharton Public Infrastructure Improvements on Washington Street: $250,000 for work focused on sanitary sewer replacement, water main replacement, and full-width pavement restoration/milling and resurfacing along Washington Street, which is home to several residences, including a high-density housing development.
  • Union County Interoperability Communications System Enhancement: $1,270,000 to create additional communication towers and provide upgrades to existing sites in Union County. First responders in the area are currently experiencing gaps in coverage due to geography and absence or limited range of existing radio structure.
  • Readington Township Public Works Garage Enhancement: $750,000 for an up-to-date public works facility to hold critical equipment meant to serve the over 150 miles of roads within the 48 square miles