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Beyer Secures Over $5 Million In Funding For Projects In Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Falls Church

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced he had secured $5,431,227 for ten infrastructure and other local projects in Northern Virginia. The funding came from Beyer’s Community Project Funding Requests, all of which were fully realized in the Omnibus spending bill which passed on a broad bipartisan vote in the House and Senate and is expected to be signed into law by the President soon.

Beyer said:

“I am proud to announce that bipartisan legislation passed by Congress this week and headed to President Biden’s desk for signature includes funding I secured for important Northern Virginia initiatives. This funding will translate to significant, beneficial projects in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax County.

“This project funding will support storm sewer and climate resilience improvements in Alexandria and Falls Church, improve IT services in Fairfax County, and fund mental health resources in Arlington. It will support a pilot program for the deployment of body-worn cameras for the Alexandria Police Department, and help implement recommendations made by the National Park Service’s recently-completed safety study for GW Parkway. It will enhance pedestrian routes across our region, and expand our electric vehicle infrastructure.

“I am thankful to my colleagues who enacted the legislation to fund these initiatives, and to the local leaders who worked with me to identify and develop the initial requests. These projects will make a real, positive difference in our region.”

Details of the projects funded through Beyer’s requests are below, with full details of the projects including the appropriation accounts, required ethics disclosures, and Beyer’s letters to House Appropriations Committee explaining his requests here.

Project Name: Bluemont Junction Trail
Recipient: Arlington County Government  
Amount Enacted: 
$325,000


Project Name: Glencarlyn Park Pedestrian Bridge
Recipient: 
Arlington County Government 
Amount Enacted: 
$800,000

Project Name: 
Behavioral Health Crisis Care
Recipient: Arlington County Government 
Amount Enacted: 
$390,000

Project Name: Pilot Deployment of Body Worn Cameras in the Alexandria Police Department
Recipient: City of Alexandria 
Amount Enacted: $600,000


Project Name: Clifford Ave, Fulton St & Manning St Storm Sewer Improvements
Recipient: City of Alexandria 
Amount Enacted: $420,000


Project Name: George Washington Memorial Parkway - Traffic and Safety Context Sensitive Solutions, Belle Haven to City of Alexandria
Recipient: City of Alexandria
Amount Enacted: $300,000

Project Name: Electric School Bus and associated electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Recipient: City of Falls Church 
Amount Enacted: $396,227

Project Name: 
Lincoln Avenue Stormwater Project
Recipient: City of Falls Church 
Amount Enacted: $400,000

Project Name: Pohick Road Sidewalk (I-95 to Richmond Highway)
Recipient: Fairfax County Government 
Amount Enacted: $1,000,000

Project Name: 
Regional Projects Data Warehouse
Recipient: Fairfax County Government 
Amount Enacted: $800,000