Amo Advances Over $20 Million for Local Rhode Island Projects


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Gabe Amo (D-RI-01) voted in support of six fiscal year 2024 appropriations bills that include $20,075,769 in federal Community Project Funding for Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.


“I am incredibly grateful former Congressman David Cicilline initiated these projects that I can now carry forward because they will have a profound impact on communities across our First Congressional District,” said Congressman Amo. “The over $20 million in direct federal funding for these projects will make a real difference in the lives of countless Rhode Islanders. Across our great district, these federal investments will expand affordable housing options, improve public safety, revitalize our public spaces, and support the next generation of learners. Despite the delays, I am glad to have voted on a bipartisan resolution on our 2024 budget.”


Congressman Amo moved forward funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit Rhode Island’s First Congressional District residents. These include:


  • $1,000,000 for Affordable Housing for Victims of Abuse in Rhode Island
  • $789,000 for the Children's Home Rehabilitation Project
  • $920,000 for Green Infrastructure Installations at Mashapaug Pond
  • $1,000,000 for the Halliwell School Redevelopment Project
  • $585,000 for Higher Ground International, Community Programming Rooms Construction
  • $486,490 for IT Media Lab and Entrepreneurship Center Build-out
  • $689,000 for the Lincoln Emergency Communications Systems Project
  • $500,000 for Multi-Purpose Community Center  Cass Pond Restoration at Cass Park
  • $5,000,000 for Newport Cliff Walk
  • $1,666,279 for North Main Street Revitalization
  • $500,000 for Pawtucket Library, Sayles Building Re-Pointing
  • $850,000 for Renovation of Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Islands Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse and Grounds
  • $3,000,000 for Supportive Housing Expansion
  • $2,240,000 for the Town of Warren for Pump Station Upgrades
  • $850,000 for Woonasquatucket River Greenway - Smithfield, RI Trail Construction


This package includes the following funding bills for Fiscal Year 2024: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.


The text of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2024 is available here. A full summary of the appropriations provisions in the bill is available here.