(WTAJ)– U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced Friday funding for six projects around Central Pennsylvania for 2023.

Below are the following six recipients of the funding:

  • Bedford County– Hyndman Area Health Center-$852,000-This project will help the Hyndman Area Health Center to add clinical space, exam rooms, counseling rooms, reception areas, professional offices and bathrooms to their facility. The expanded physical capacity will facilitate and increase their ability to offer much needed medication-assisted treatment to address opioid use disorder in their rural, low-income community.
  • Cambria County– Johnstown Area Regional Industries, $250,000 – This project will increase workforce capacity by providing training and employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed disadvantaged residents of the Johnstown Public Housing units. The overall goal of the project is to increase workforce capacity to fill current and future job openings while offering residents an opportunity to transition out of poverty. 
  • Cambria County– Women’s Help Center, $140,000- This project will be used for equipment and furniture at a newly established Community Help Center, which will serve as Cambria County’s only 24/7 low barrier shelter, meeting housing services and emergency shelter needs in the region. 
  • Centre County-Penn State University, $300,000- This funding will go towards educational programming at University Park focused on technology that enables production, manufacturing, and business operations as well as modern efficiencies, workforce development and entrepreneurial training for rural founders. 
  • Elk and Cameron Counties– CAPSEA, Inc., $1,100,000 – This project will establish a trauma-informed care facility to serve victims of sexual and domestic violence in Elk and Cameron Counties. This project would provide new resources, including emergency and transitional housing, to residents of the region. 
  • Somerset County– The Learning Lamp, Inc., $227,000- This project will support the renovation of a child care facility in Somerset Borough, PA, increasing child care quality and access, creating 27 new jobs and getting as many as 100 parents back to work. 

“I am proud to advance this vital funding for community projects that will invest in health care, education and workforce training in communities from Johnstown to State College,” said Senator Casey. “As the Senate advances these spending bills, I will fight to ensure the federal government invests in our Commonwealth.” 

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The bills will have to be passed in the Senate and then will enter a period of review with appropriations bills from the House of Representatives. Once both the Senate and House agree to legislative text, they will be sent to the President for his signature and enactment into law.