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Signed Into Law: Rep. Sherrill Secures Funding for Ten NJ-11 Community Projects To Address Mental Health, Childcare, Affordable Housing, the Environment, and Public Safety

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after she secured funding for all ten Community Projects she submitted on behalf of NJ-11 in the House Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2022 bill, which was signed into law March 15, 2022.

“I am proud to have led the efforts in the House to cut through bureaucratic red tape and secure funding for projects that will have a direct impact on our community,” said Rep Sherrill. “Passage of this bill will empower our local NJ-11 communities in their fight to address mental health support, clean water, pedestrian safety, and affordability of housing and childcare. These projects will strengthen our local economy, make our community safer, and improve the quality of life for North Jersey families. I want to thank all of our mayors, organizations, local governments, and community leaders in NJ-11 who these submitted projects that will make our communities an even better place to live.”

“I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the residents of Morris Plains, the Council and myself to thank our Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill for the funding for better connectivity of over 400 residents of Foxwood and Davenport Village for safe pedestrian access to NJ transit and Public transportation as a walking or bicycling option to our center of town and other walking trail options. This new enhanced pedestrian corridor was part of Morris Plains 2018 Master Plan reexamination report and is also supported by the Morris County circulation element of the Morris County Master Plan. The over one hundred thirty-thousand-dollar project will include new sidewalks, crosswalks, intersection improvements and traffic signal optimization along Route 53. This project is close to being shovel ready. We appreciate our Congresswoman for bringing these funds back to our district and to Morris Plains. Many people will be able to utilize and enjoy these improvements,” said Morris Plains Mayor Jason Karr.

We are one of the ten Community Projects that Rep. Sherrill submitted on behalf of NJ-11 that remained in need of appropriations. These ten projects vary from infrastructure enhancements and mental health support programs to expansions of affordable housing.