Rep. Omar Advances $46.9 Million in Funding for Minnesota’s 5th District

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I am excited to announce we’ve been able to advance $46.9 million in federal funding for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.

Every day I fight to make sure that people from all corners of the 5th District have a shot at the American Dream. And this funding will go a long way to making that possible. The projects invest in the communities that were hit the hardest by both the pandemic and social unrest in the past year by addressing joblessness, housing insecurity, access to healthcare, and transportation barriers. I will continue to fight to make sure all Minnesotans have the resources they need to thrive.

The projects include funding for a new Hennepin Healthcare Clinic on East Lake Street, skills training for clean energy careers, food incubators at the Northside Economic Opportunity Network, new workforce training in South Minneapolis, sprinkler updates for the Minnesota Public Housing Authority, funding for the Minneapolis American Indian Center, bike parks in Brooklyn Center, a new recreation and arts building in North Commons Park, updates to the Sabbathani community center, and funding for the Waadag Commons apartments in Seward.

We also advanced over $30 million in transportation funding for our district that will help connect underserved communities and make our city more accessible to people commuting into Minneapolis. This critical funding will help us rebuild and reinvest resources to support our communities.

The projects include:

  1. NEON Food Entrepreneur Incubation Center — $1 million — Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

2. Brooklyn Center Health Initiative — $100k — Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

3. Hennepin Healthcare East Lake Clinic Rebuild — $2 million — Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

4. Skills Training for Clean Energy Careers — $1 million — Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

5. Afro-LatinX Immigrant COVID-19 Workforce Re-Engagement — $1 million — Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

6. Fire Protection Upgrades (Sprinklers) — $2 million —Transportation, And Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

7. Minneapolis American Indian Center — $3 million —Transportation, And Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

8. North Commons Regional Vision — $2 million — Transportation, And Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

9. Sabathani Community Center Building Revitalization Project — $500k — Transportation, And Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

10. Wadaag Commons — $1.8 million — Transportation, And Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Subcommittee

You can find more information about the project here.

11. Metro F line from Downtown Minneapolis to Fridley — $5 million

You can find more information about the project here.

12. Metro E line between the University of Minnesota and Edina— $4.5 million

You can find more information about the project here.

13. Cedar-Seward pedestrian bridge at I-94 — $3 million

You can find more information about the project here.

14. METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit project — $20 million

You can find more information about the project here.

In Solidarity,

Ilhan Omar

Representing Minnesota’s 5th District in the People’s House.