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Appropriations Requests FY2025

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FY 2024 Wins:

We submitted 15 Community Funding Requests in FY 2024 and we were able to secure 14 of them. This totals over $42 million in funding for projects critical to our constituents.

Project Name: City of Nahunta, Georgia Sewage System Improvements
Project Location: Nahunta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Nahunta, Georgia
Requested Amount: $5,437,000
Appropriated Amount: $5,437,000
Description: Construction of a new wastewater plant need to replace the outdated system currently in use by the city.
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Project Name:
 Darien Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Project Location: Darien, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Darien, Georgia
Requested Amount: $15,600,000
Appropriated Amount: $1,000,000
Description: Construction of a wastewater treatment plant to handle up to 1 million gallons per day of the City's wastewater at a more environmentally sound treatment level.
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Project Name:
 Effingham County Sanitary Force Main Construction
Project Location: Effingham County, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Effingham County Board of Commissioners
Requested Amount: $6,834,000
Appropriated Amount: $1,750,000
Description: Construction of 22,500 feet of 12 to 16-inch sewer force main along Blue Jay Road, from Greystone Drive to SR 17 to accommodate the growing water and sewer demands in the County.
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Project Name:
 I-95 Interchange Improvements: Belfast Keller Road I-95 Overpass and Access Roundabouts Roundabout and lane improvements at I-95 Belfast interchange
Project Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Bryan County and the City of Richmond Hill
Requested Amount: $5,980,000
Appropriated Amount: $4,780,000
Description: Belfast Keller Road is being widened from a two-lane rural road to a four-lane industrial-commercial road.
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Project Name:
 Liberty County SR38 Bypass
Project Location: Hinesville, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Liberty County Board of Commissioners
Requested Amount: $3,211,836
Appropriated Amount: $2,710,000
Description: Construction of a two-lane, new construction roadway, SR 38 Bypass, just south of city limits of Walthourville in Southern Liberty County.
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Project Name:
 Roadway and Logistical Improvements to the Pierce County Industrial Park
Project Location: Blackshear, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Blackshear
Requested Amount: $2,500,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,500,000
Description: Construction of a new entrance to the Pierce County Industrial Park to accommodate the increase in population of the County and improve its ability to attract new industries, expand existing ones, and provide job growth.
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Project Name:
 Glynn County Emergency Communications
Project Location: Glynn County, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Glynn County Board of Commissioners
Requested Amount: $7,339,603
Appropriated Amount: $3,700,000
Description: Replacement of soon to be obsolete portable and mobile radios for local first responders within the agencies of Glynn County, City of Brunswick, and Jekyll Island. Agencies include Glynn County Police, Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, GB911, City of Brunswick Police Department, Glynn County EMS and Fire, Glynn County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), City of Brunswick Fire and lastly, Jekyll Island Fire and EMS.
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Project Name:
 Brunswick Harbor Modifications Project
Project Location: Brunswick, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Ports Authority
Requested Amount: $11,352,000
Appropriated Amount: $11,350,000
Description: Construction phase of a Corps of Engineers project to modify the existing federal navigation channel at the Port of Brunswick.
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Project Name:
 Savannah Convention Center Restoration Project
Project Location: Savannah, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,500,000
Description: Restoration of the riverwalk along the Savannah Convention Center
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Project Name:
 Safe Water Together: Science Serving Community
Project Location: Savannah, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Southern University
Requested Amount: $2,400,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,040,000
Description: Safe Water Together is a public health research and education program designed to ensure sustainable access to safe water among Coastal Georgia communities for generations to come. Led by the Institute for Water and Health at Georgia Southern University, this program addresses current challenges to water resources posed by the region’s rapid population growth and economic development, its aging infrastructure, the longstanding presence of natural and man-made contaminants, and saltwater intrusion into the Floridan aquifer.
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Project Name:
 Camden County Resiliency Center
Project Location: Camden County, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Camden County Board of Commissioners
Requested Amount: $1,648,700
Appropriated Amount: $1,240,000
Description: The Camden County Resiliency Center will be a community center point charged with protecting, restoring, and responsibly developing the Camden County coastal community and resources. The Community Resiliency Center will partner with Coastal College of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia to engage, educate, and monitor our coastal environment, and champion for smart development that provides economic opportunity, while also mitigating hazards and adapting to a changing environment.
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Project Name:
 College of Coastal Georgia Campus Loop Road
Project Location: Brunswick, Georgia
Project Sponsor: College of Coastal Georgia
Requested Amount: $3,500,000
Appropriated Amount: $1,500,000
Description: Construction of a Campus Loop Road that will allow the campus to be safer for students and improve traffic flow.
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Project Name:
 Golden Isles Veterans Village Improvements
Project Location: Brunswick, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Golden Isles Veterans Village
Requested Amount: $450,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,100,000
Description: Provides for the interior plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, heat/ac systems, furniture and bedding and housewares for each of our 30 tiny homes and the Community Center which serve homeless veterans in the community.
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Project Name:
 Greater Valdosta United Way’s 2-1-1 Service
Project Location: Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Pierce, and Ware Counties, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Greater Valdosta United Way
Requested Amount: $250,000
Appropriated Amount: $213,000
Description: Expansion of the United Way’s 2-1-1 Service into a 19-county region in rural South Georgia, including five counties in Georgia’s First Congressional District, that would allow constituents to be connected to community services related to hunger, health care, utility and eviction prevention assistance, mental health counseling, transportation, job training, substance abuse, childcare, and even donation and volunteer opportunities.
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FY 2023 Wins:

Project Name:
 The Georgia Center for Telemedicine
Project Location: Augusta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Augusta University
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Appropriated Amount: $1,000,000
Description: The Georgia Center for Telemedicine Education (CTE) at Augusta University will serve as an educational resource for telemedicine education.
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Project Name:
 Soldier Performance and Readiness
Project Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Southern University
Requested Amount: $5,680,000
Appropriated Amount: $5,700,000
Description: Provide for the continued expansion of curricular programs aligned with the Health and Holistic Fitness (H2F) program and the repurposing of existing space on the Armstrong campus in Savannah as a Tactical Performance Research Lab.
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Project Name: National Hydrogen Test and Utilization Center
Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Institute of Technology
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Appropriated amount: $4,000,000
Description: The intent of this request is to develop the safety, gas handling and logistics infrastructure for the Georgia Institute of Technology as they build out hydrogen handling infrastructure and position the state of Georgia as a major enabler of the global hydrogen economy. These facilities will 1) provide technical services to assist companies involved in hydrogen utilization, 2) enable cutting edge industry-relevant research to advanced hydrogen utilization research, and 3) provide early, mid-career and professional educational and workforce development in the area of hydrogen utilization via engagement with a cohort of regional institutions of higher learning (i.e., universities, minority serving institutions, vocational colleges, community training programs, etc.)
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Project Name: The Nature Conservancy
Project Location: Cumberland Island, Georgia
Project Sponsor: National Park Service
Requested Amount: $8,700,000
Appropriated Amount: $8,700,000
Description: Requested funding would enable the National Park Service to expand the acreage of the Cumberland Island National Seashore, thereby providing enhanced protection of this critical barrier island and assured public access to its scenic and recreational opportunities.
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Project Name:
Expanding Engineering with Nature Installation Capacity
Project Location: Athens, Georgia
Project Sponsor: University of Georgia
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Appropriated Amount: $5,000,000
Description: Provide funding to build upon the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN) initiative, which supports the development and deployment of research, technical assistance, and training in nature-based and hybrid infrastructure solutions through a vast network of university, public and private sector, and non-profit organization partners. Natured-based solutions, in combination with conventional engineering, provide the most cost-effective, sustainable way to maintain Department of Defense readiness by protecting and enhancing the resilience of existing facilities to climate change and severe weather events, as well as planning and design for new facilities. Optimizing natural infrastructure to support the resistance, resilience, and/or recovery capacity of installations differs depending on location, climate hazard exposure, and sensitivity of missions and operations. Funding is requested to dramatically expand the scope and reach of N-EWN to provide additional bandwidth and support to a larger number of installations and communities across the nation to complete comprehensive installation assessments and resilience planning in built and natural infrastructure under altered climate conditions.
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Project Name: Quacco Road Corridor Improvements
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,000,000
Description: The proposed project will provide additional capacity to accommodate continued development from US 80 / SR 26 to the newly improved Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, which will become SR 17. The project would include widening portions of the roadway from 2 to 3 lanes, milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway. 
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Project Name: Pooler Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,000,000
Description: The Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project will expand the City of Pooler’s existing 3.3 MGD hollow fiber membrane wastewater treatment plant to 6.233 MGD.
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Project Name: Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Improvements
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,000,000
Description: The proposed project will provide additional capacity to accommodate continued development from US 80 / SR 26 to the newly improved Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, which will become SR 17. The project would include widening portions of the roadway from 2 to 3 lanes, milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway. 
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Project Name: Pine Barren Road Improvement Project
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,000,000
Description: The project would add turn lanes at required intersections, upgrade safety at an existing rail crossing and replace a bridge that is in need of repair. Major improvements will be required at both the US 80 and Pine Barren intersections. Of specific concern will be the improvements implemented to accommodate traffic movements at the school entrance.
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Project Name: Tybee Island Stormwater Detention System
Project Location: Tybee Island, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Tybee Island
Requested Amount: $2,600,000
Appropriated Amount: $2,600,000
Description: The City of Tybee Island will use these funds to reduce severe flooding from heavy rainfall events on Tybee Island through the installment of a stormwater detention system and large stormwater outfalls and pump station.
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Project Name: Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Project Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Valdosta State University
Requested Amount: $750,000
Appropriated Amount: $750,000
Description: Expansion of Valdosta State University’s online elementary education degree program and to fund scholarships for teacher paraprofessionals in rural schools in Georgia.
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Project Name: Brunswick Harbor Modifications Project
Project Location:  Brunswick, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Ports Authority
Requested Amount: $1,600,000
Appropriated Amount: $1,600,000
Description: This funding would go towards the Preconstruction, Engineering and Design phase of a Corps of Engineers project to modify the existing federal navigation channel at the Port of Brunswick.
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Project Name: Center for Integrating Science Mathematics, and Computing
Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Institute of Technology 
Requested Amount: $215,000
Appropriated Amount: $215,000
Description: Engaging Children of Military Families in Robotics and Invention Based STEM Competitions.
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