October 18, 2021

Van Hollen Announces over $7 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Projects Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of over $7 million in direct federal funding for local infrastructure and public safety projects in Southern Maryland within the Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation. Overall, Senator Van Hollen included over $62 million in federal dollars directly for Maryland within the Committee’s proposed legislation. A full list of the funds included by Senator Van Hollen in the legislation is available here. This legislation, released by the Committee as part of the annual Congressional Appropriations process, will proceed to consideration before the full Senate.

“Securing federal investments for key local projects that support our communities is one of my top priorities. These initiatives will impact the everyday lives of countless Marylanders by modernizing our infrastructure and providing new transit options to our communities. I was proud to fight for these investments to support Southern Maryland and Anne Arundel County, and I will keep working to get this funding over the finish line in Congress,” said Senator Van Hollen. 

The funding announced by Senator Van Hollen includes:

  • $5 million in funding for the Charles-Prince George’s Southern Maryland Rapid Transit (SMRT) Project
  • $1 million in funding for the MD 4 Corridor and Thomas Johnson Bridge Capacity Improvements Project
  • $610,000 in funding for the Charles County Body Worn Camera Project
  • $500,000 in funding for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Inc., Outdoor Programs located in Annapolis

More information on these requests and a full list of the Senator’s funded requests for the region is available here