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Senator Baldwin Delivers an Additional $50 Million for Community-Driven Projects

Direct support comes on heels of $211 million delivered to Wisconsin earlier this month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced she successfully secured over $49.8 million for community-driven projects in the second bipartisan Fiscal Year 2024 government funding package that passed the Senate early Saturday and was signed into law.

“I was proud to deliver for communities in every corner of the state to help grow our economy, keep our state safe, and ensure our children get the strong start they deserve,” said Senator Baldwin. “Whether it’s supporting our first responders or investing in prevention and treatment, this will help Wisconsin communities take the fentanyl and opioid crisis head-on. With this funding, high-quality health care and mental health counseling will be within reach for more people. And, I secured funding to support our small businesses, expand workforce training, and grow our Made in Wisconsin economy. I am proud to help write these bills, once again giving Wisconsin a seat at the table and bringing home direct support for community-driven projects across the Badger State.”

The Fiscal Year 2024 legislation that passed today includes funding for the Department of Defense; Financial Services and General Government; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; and Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.

Earlier this month, the Senate passed the first government funding package in which Senator Baldwin secured $211 million for community-driven projects that support affordable housing, expand access to childcare, and invest in our law enforcement among other priorities for Wisconsin communities.


Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin: $500,000 to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for food-insecure families and individuals.

Wisconsin Emergency Management: $525,000 towards the replacement of video display in the Wisconsin’s State Emergency Operations Center, supporting the mission critical facility activated during large-scale emergencies in order to coordinate the state response to affected communities.

Western Wisconsin

Marshfield Area United Way: $10,000 to expand access to the Nutrition on Weekends program to additional communities in Wisconsin.

Jackson County Childcare Network: $1,038,000 to increase access to child care in Jackson County.

St. Croix County: $412,000 to support renovation of the county’s emergency operations center.

Moraine Park Tech College: $150,000 to support a new fire training center in Dodge, Wisconsin to support current and future firefighters.

Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center: $1,600,000 to support construction of a new clinic in Pairie du Chien, Wisconsin to provide dental, primary care, and behavioral health care, and a social services center to help meet the needs of low-income individuals.

Viterbo University: $150,000 to support rural graduate nursing scholarships.

Southeastern Wisconsin

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee: $930,000 to support the Ready Center Collective, which is a collaborative city-wide effort to address urgent community needs by preparing Milwaukee teens to graduate from high school with skills and experience necessary to successfully transition to post-secondary education or the workforce.

Children's Hospital and Health Systems Inc.: $1,000,000 to support Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health Access to support families with outpatient, psychiatry and school-based mental health care.

Higher Education Regional Alliance - Greater Milwaukee Community: $1,500,000 to support the higher education regional alliance microcredential project to provide microcredentials in information technology, health care, business, and education for workforce upskilling in order to meet talent needs in these critical areas.

Kettle Moraine YMCA: $150,000 to support youth mental health programming.

Marquette University: $1,611,000 to support the Nursing HEROES program, including expansion of a simulation center to support clinical learning and help close Wisconsin’s nursing workforce gap.

MATC Fast Fund: $500,000 to support students’ basic needs not already covered by financial aid that would otherwise derail their education.

Medical College of Wisconsin: $500,000 to support workforce pipeline development in the biomedical sciences, healthcare and STEM fields.

Meta House: $3,000,000 to support construction of a substance use disorder treatment facility for women.

Milwaukee Public Schools: $1,600,000 to support the Success Center, a collaborative program to support the success and well-being of students through a multi-disciplinary approach that includes clinical mental health services and educational interventions.

The Water Council: $300,000 to support the Water Sector Mentoring and Employment for High School Students and Clubs program, which connects academic and career opportunities in the water sector through curriculum, scientific labs, and mentoring by water sector experts.

United Way of Kenosha County: $200,000 to support literacy programming for children and families.

Northeastern Wisconsin

ADVOCAP: $600,000 for a shared facility for childcare entrepreneurs in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin: $845,000 to support a project, in partnership with Oconto Electric Cooperative, to move powerlines underground. The existing overhead line system is beyond its useful life and will be made more resilient to hazards and require less maintenance when powerlines are placed underground.

Bellin College: $400,000 to establish a mental health nurse practitioner degree program.

Brown County United Way: $450,000 to support childcare.

Fox Valley Workforce Development Board: $4,675,000 to support new approaches to re-engage out-of-work individuals and access to training, upskilling, and job services.

Marian University: $1,049,000 to support health and STEM education programs.

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center: $1,500,000 to support a building expansion project that will accommodate additional physician residents in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Northern Wisconsin

Hayward Memorial Hospital: $2,000,000 to support expansion of a clinic to improve and expand access to primary care and obstetrical services.

Memorial Medical Center: $2,000,000 to support renovation of the behavioral health unit at Memorial Medical Center, a rural critical access hospital and provider of inpatient behavioral health services.

Marathon County Government: $2,000,000 to support construction of a regional forensic science center.

Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic: $3,000,000 to support expansion of the Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic to improve health services delivered to the community in Forest County, Wisconsin.

South Central Wisconsin

Urban League of Madison: $500,000 for the Black Business Hub to support small business and entrepreneur programming.

Latino Chamber of Commerce: $5,000,000 for the Latino Economic Gateway dedicated to supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in Wisconsin start, grow, and scale their businesses.

Family Health La Clinica: $2,000,000 to support expansion of Family Health La Clinica with a newly renovated community health center serving south-central Wisconsin.

Briarpatch Youth Services: $400,000 to support therapeutic and clinical counseling for youth who are experiencing homelessness.

Columbia County Health and Human Services: $1,000,000 to support construction of a mental health and substance abuse clinic.

Portage Recovery Center: $100,000 to expand access to family peer support, individual peer support, referral services, and programming for individuals in recovery and their families.

Richland Hospital: $4,640,000 for hospital and medical clinic facilities and equipment.

UW-Madison: $2,000,000 to establish a regional center to combat the fentanyl crisis.