Nearly $27M Secured For Wisconsin’s Third District

Congressman Derrick Van Orden applauded the House passage of the first Fiscal Year 2024 consolidated appropriations package. This package includes over $26 million in funding for Wisconsin’s Third District.

Of the six appropriations bills passed, Van Orden secured funding in four. These are Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Interior and Environment; and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

“Despite these great wins for the Third District, I am deeply frustrated with the cuts to the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) initiatives,” he says. “We must ensure that Wisconsin dairy farmers can continue to feed the world. That is why I introduced the Dairy Business Innovation Act to allocate an additional $16 million per year to the U.S. Department of Agriculture DBI initiatives.”

The $26,932,361 in funding includes:

  • $10,000,000 for Eau Claire County to reconstruct County Road T in the Chippewa Valley Corridor
  • $3,699,400 for Portage County Solid Waste to purchase and install sorting equipment for Portage County’s Material Recovery Facility
  • $2,500,000 for the City of Richland Center to extend infrastructure to serve the site of a new hospital including water and sewer infrastructure
  • $2,000,000 for Eau Claire to filter PFAS from drinking water
  • $2,000,000 for the Town of Campbell to establish a new municipal water system
  • $1,401,000 for City of River Falls to renovate the River Falls Fire Department
  • $1,125,000 for the City of Lancaster to renovate the Lancaster Fire Station
  • $1,000,000 for the Village of La Farge to relocate an electrical substation and infrastructure to higher ground
  • $951,961 for Monroe County to extend infrastructure for the next full cell construction at the Monroe County Landfill
  • $800,000 for the Lake Altoona Rehabilitation and Protection District to refurbish and install a bedload sediment collector system into the Eau Claire River
  • $600,000 for the Gundersen Health System to purchase ambulances and other emergency equipment
  • $505,000 for Portage County to replace analog and security cameras and storage for Portage County Buildings
  • $250,000 for the Agricultural Research Service to conduct cranberry research
  • $100,000 for the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office to improve emergency communications