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Trone Secures Over $500,000 for the City of Frostburg in Government Funding Bill

July 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that he secured $531,718 for the construction of a new childcare center for the City of Frostburg as part of the FY 2023 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill. After being approved by the House Committee on Appropriations – of which Trone is a member – the bill now advances to the U.S. House for passage in the coming month.


The funding will be used for the construction of the Frostburg Childcare Center within the Frostburg Community Park. The City has partnered with the local HRDC Headstart program in order to serve low income families and support those with younger children aged 0-3 (in addition to all ages). Recent community surveys conducted by the City and HRDC identified that the lack of childcare for both low income families and younger-aged children was a significant concern. The construction of this childcare center would fill an urgent need in the City and provide crucial support for Frostburg and the surrounding communities in Allegany County, which have a documented lack of childcare options.


More details on the project funding can be found here.


Congressman Trone is a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee and requested funding for these critical local projects earlier this year. Trone made these requests, otherwise known as Community Project Funding, in order to address the dire need for investment in local projects that will help lead to better community-provided resources and spur economic growth and job creation. 


“As a businessman, I know how vital it is to work with folks on the ground to get the best results. After working with state and local leaders over the last year, we identified projects that will have the highest impact in our communities and help the folks most in need,” said Congressman Trone. “These projects – many of which I’ve visited myself – are vital to the day-to-day lives of Marylanders and will enhance the quality of life across the district. In Congress, our number one job is to equip our constituents with the tools they need to succeed. These investments in our communities will do just that.”


Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.