Dane County projects to receive nearly $14 million in federal funds

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that more than $255.7 million in congressionally directed spending for Wisconsin projects she supported has been included in the bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023, according to a news release. Sen. Baldwin spent the last year working to fund the projects on behalf of public and nonprofit entities across Wisconsin.

Projects based in Dane County that will receive federal funds include:

  • Salvation Army of Dane County: $4 million to construct a new shelter facility for women and families.
  • City of Sun Prairie: $3.2 million to construct a solar radiation water pollution control facility, increasing the energy efficiency and sustainability of water pollution control operations.
  • Latino Academy of Workforce Development: $2 million in funding to support the Latino Academy’s education and workforce training model to grow Wisconsin’s truck driver workforce.
  • City of Madison: $1.5 million for a solar project at the Truax Park Apartments complex on the city’s northeast side, serving low-income residents. The city is seeking to install a roof-mounted system of solar panels for the benefit of tenants and the neighboring East Madison Community Center in order to lower utility costs.
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison: $1 million to enable the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to expand student-led research for new antibiotics and offer additional high-quality STEM opportunities.
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison: $1 million to upgrade the university’s aging helium plant, securing infrastructure needed by federal researchers on campus performing work funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Agriculture, and others.
  • Village of Oregon – Oregon Public Library: $1 million to build a new library to provide meeting space including a community room, conference room, and study rooms.