Third District Projects

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced the successful inclusion of over $16.5 million for 12 community projects across Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District in the House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills. Six of the appropriations bills passed the House of Representatives yesterday with the rest expected to be considered shortly. “It’s great to see us move one step closer to delivering funding for these outstanding Community Projects,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “From supporting our law enforcement officers and first responders to expanding affordable housing for seniors and improving flood resiliency, these projects would make a huge impact on our communities here in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District. I’ll keep advocating for them in Congress.” For FY2023, Rep. Kind championed funding for projects in the House Appropriations bills that will directly benefit WI-03:

They include--

  • City of Prairie Du Chien - $4,950,000

  • Funding would support the construction of a new Public Safety Center for the Fire, Police, and other Emergency Services. The building will replace the inadequate, outdated, and separate facilities.

  • Grant County - $2,026,977

  • Funding would contribute to the final phases of the replacement of Grant County’s inadequate public safety communications system. Grant County is building six new radio towers as well as public safety communications equipment on a total of eleven towers throughout the region. These towers will serve rural communities, and the improvements will solve communications problems that have plagued rural safety responders.

  • City of Viroqua - $1,223,400

  • Funding would help address three separate sewer issues in Viroqua, and support current and future commercial, industrial, and residential development.

  • Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program - $750,000

  • This funding would help expand the current Lancaster Senior Village and create additional affordable rental housing for seniors in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District.