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The Congressman secured the Community Project Funding for critical infrastructure, public safety and healthcare programs

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Dean Phillips announced the passage of more $22 million to fund 15 community projects directly serving the people of Minnesota’s Third District. The funding was part of a bipartisan appropriations process included in the omnibus package the President Biden is poised to sign. The Congressman’s projects stretch throughout the district, from critical infrastructure in communities like Corcoran and Plymouth, to affordable housing in Brooklyn Park, to needed investments in green energy technology, education, healthcare and public safety across the district.

“Representation begins with listening, each of these projects started with a group of citizens expressing a need to me or a member of my staff,” Phillips said. “We must make investments in our cities and towns based on the guidance of local people, not bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. I am so thankful for the mayors, police chiefs, fire chiefs and other community leaders who brought these needed projects to our attention so we can continue to invest in our children’s future.”

One of the Congressman’s Community Project Funding recipients, the Plymouth Public Works Department, was featured in the Congressman’s popular “On the Job with Dean” video series.

For local governments and nonprofit organizations with projects that would serve residents of the Third District and that could benefit from future Community Project Funding, contact Rep. Phillips’s office through one of the methods available at

Details about the fiscal year 2024 Community Project Funding cycle will be posted here when they become available.

Below is a list of funded projects coming to Minnesota’s Third District:

  • $4,000,000 for the Revitalization and Transformation of Huntington Place, a Low-Income, Affordable Housing Community
  • $3,000,000 for the Corcoran Water Supply Construction Project
  • $2,750,000 for the Highway 610 Extension Project
  • $2,350,000 for the Minnesota Valley State Trail - Lyndale to Nine Mile Creek Segment
  • $2,090,000 for the Hennepin Technical College Procurement of Scenario-Based Training Equipment
  • $2,000,000 for the City of Plymouth for Zachary Water Treatment Plant Enhancements
  • $1,854,150 for the SouthWest Transit Station and Solar Energy and EV Charging Demonstration Project near Eden Prairie.
  • $1,000,000 for North Memorial Health Care, Robbinsdale, for facilities and equipment
  • $874,400 for the Construction of a High Priority Off-Street Trail Along Zane Avenue Between 63rd Ave and Brooklyn Blvd
  • $750,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities Voyageur Environmental Center Renovation/Expansion
  • $500,000 for Minnesota Psychiatric Information and Outreach, St. Paul for behavioral health educational materials, training, and peer support services
  • $400,000 for the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity - Minnetonka Townhome
  • $250,000 for the Expansion of Community-Wide Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Education
  • $188,875 for Normandale Community College, Bloomington, for health sciences education
  • $78,000 for the Edina Police Department Procurement of Tactical Micro-robot Systems

Previously Requested and Funded Projects: