Congressman Nickel Secures Millions In Federal Funding For Local Towns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Wiley Nickel (NC-13) voted for a bipartisan government funding package that includes over $14 million in Community Project Funding that he championed for North Carolina’s 13th District.

“This bipartisan government funding package makes meaningful investments in the federal programs that North Carolinians rely on and will help to lower the cost of living, create good-paying jobs, and grow our local economy,” said Congressman Wiley Nickel. “I’m particularly proud to have secured over $14 million in federal funding for 15 community supported projects throughout the 13th District ranging from agriculture, affordable housing, transportation infrastructure projects, economic development, environmental protection, clean water access, and public safety. This will go a long way in getting local priorities online and I’m proud to have gotten this funding across the finish line.” 

Congressman Nickel secured the following funding for his district:

  • $1,466,279 to I95/I40 Crossroads of America Economic Development Alliance for an advanced manufacturing and biotech training center.
  • $1,475,000 to North Carolina State University for the Central Crops Station to continue corn and soybean research.
  • $560,000 to the City of Raleigh to install stormwater infrastructure within the Cottages of Idlewood affordable housing project.
  • $1,000,000 to GoTriangle to purchase 16 zero-emission support fleet vehicles to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life.
  • $250,000 to the City of Goldsboro to demolish and dispose of the Herman Park Building which was closed due to contamination issues.
  • $500,000 to the Town of Garner for the breach and partial removal of a deteriorated dam and lake and stream restoration improvement at Meadowbrook Park.
  • $750,000 to the City of Raleigh for streetscape improvements to enhance connectivity and public safety on Tarbaro Road.
  • $330,000 to the Town of Selma for police equipment and technology upgrades.
  • $124,000 to the Town of Smithfield to purchase body cameras and data storage.
  • $1,919,504 to the Town of Apex for Cash Corporate Center Sewer Interceptor to improve service delivery and reduce maintenance cost for public utilities.
  • $959,752 to the Town of Benson for pipe repairs and water system upgrades as part of its water system improvement plan.
  • $1,919,504 to the Town of Cary to improve stormwater management and water quality in the Walnut Creek watershed.
  • $959,752 to the Town of Fuquay-Varina for a new 1.0 million gallon (MG) elevated water storage tank to improve water quality, quantity, and pressure.
  • $959,752 to the Town of Holly Springs for water infrastructure improvements, specifically a water conveyance system.
  • $878,000 to Wake County for the Wake County Sheriff’s Department to purchase body-worn cameras, radars, and other technology upgrades.

This legislation was signed into law by President Biden.


  1. Angry people upset that tax money is going to horrible things like water and sewer improvements. How dare they! You all are need to stop drinking the kool-aid.

    • @Sorry: We’re upset that our money is funding things we don’t use. I don’t live in Holly Springs, why should I be forced to pay for their water lines? That smells a lot like SOCAILISM (or even Communism) to me! The path forward is clear: reduce the size and spending of the federal government by 90%, let people keep more of their money, privatize as much as possible, and move to a pay-as-you-go model. If Holly Springs needs a new water system, let THEM fund it. #StopSocialism #VoteOutIncumbents

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