Congressman García Secures $12.2 Million for Community Projects in his District

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With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, which is the first package of six government funding bills, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) has secured • $12,216,031 in Community Project Funding for Illinois’ 4th District. These funds respond directly to some of the most pressing needs in the region. Congressman García secured funding for 14 projects for IL-04, including: 

$500,000 for the Gads Hill Center – Expansion of Youth and Community Programs in Brighton Park Project to expand and provide additional space for community programs. The funds will go towards the reconstruction of the center to ensure it is accessible and safe for all age ranges and abilities while providing child care and opportunities for workforce and violence prevention training.

$500,000 for the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council – Leadership Development Institute Project to construct a leadership development center to house multiple professional programs serving Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and surrounding communities.

$959,752 for the Village of Franklin Park for Schiller Boulevard Improvements Project to initiate the Lead Service Replacement Program from Scott Street to Ruby Street in Franklin Park. The funding goes beyond road repair as it provides families with access to clean water while creating a more welcoming, landscaped environment.

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