Senator Reverend Warnock Secures More Than $95 Million for Georgia in Senate Draft of Government Funding Bills

Approved funding requests would deliver tens of millions of dollars across Georgia to local projects championed by Senator Reverend Warnock during the Congressional appropriations process
Full list of approved requests led by Senator Reverend Warnock stretches from Alpharetta to St. Mary’s
Senator Reverend Warnock: “Georgians know best what the families and businesses in our state need…and I’m proud I was able to secure these strong, economy-boosting investments for our state in the first step of the annual funding process”
Georgia’s approved Congressionally-directed spending requests would help support local priorities like strengthening public transportation, bolstering military installations and base communities, improving water and sewer infrastructure, addressing climate change & more
Senator Reverend Warnock: “The tens of millions of dollars for Georgia in these draft bills is a testament to the importance of Georgians showing up and making their voices heard in our democracy”
ICYMI: Senator Warnock secured an additional $21.17 million in funding for Fort Gordon, Moody Air Force Base, and Fort Stewart beyond funding requested in President’s budget request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Senate Appropriations Committee’s release of several funding bills, today U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced that the bills contain more than $95 million in approved Congressionally-directed spending requests for public and nonprofit entities across Georgia. A full list of Senator Warnock’s approved Congressionally-directed spending requests, totaling $95,620,000, can be found HERE.

Starting in the spring, Senator Warnock’s office began soliciting input for appropriations requests from people and communities in every corner of Georgia, working diligently to secure direct funding for projects that benefit people across the state—especially projects that would benefit rural and underserved communities, and projects that address key local priorities like water and sewer infrastructure repair, tackling climate change, supporting the state’s military installations and communities, strengthening public transportation and mobility, and more.

“Georgians know best what the families and businesses in our state need, and after traveling around Georgia and listening to the needs of local workers, parents, leaders, medical professionals, law enforcement officers, small business owners and more, I’m proud I was able to secure these strong, economy-boosting investments for our state in the first step of the annual funding process,” Senator Reverend Warnock said. “The tens of millions of dollars for Georgia in these draft bills is a testament to the importance of Georgians showing up and making their voices heard in our democracy, and I’m going to keep fighting for Georgia to make sure this robust funding stays in the final appropriations bill, gets over the finish line, and starts flowing to our state as quickly as possible.” 

Since entering Congress, Senator Warnock has been instrumental in securing major federal investments for Georgia priorities. To that end, Senator Warnock worked successfully in the annual funding process to secure investments for local Georgia projects and initiatives through the following Senate Appropriations subcommittees: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS);  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD); Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS); Financial Services and General Government (FSGG); Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (INTERIOR) ; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (AG); and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon).

This fiscal year, Congressionally-directed spending was capped at 1% of total discretionary spending, potentially totaling roughly $15 billion. The Senate Appropriations Committee reviews all requests from Senators. Only those requests that comply with Committee and Senate rules and are deemed appropriate for federal support were considered for funding. Implementation of Senator Warnock’s Congressionally-directed spending requests is contingent upon passage of the fiscal year 2022 funding bills released by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday; passage of the bills will also signal the return of Congressionally-directed spending after a decade-long prohibition. A link to the list of reforms can be found HERE

See all of the approved Congressionally-directed Spending Requests championed by Senator Warnock HERE.

See below select highlights of approved Congressionally-directed spending requests championed by Senator Warnock:


  • $5 million to the Atlanta Beltline to complete Southside Trail, from Milton to Boulevard avenues.
  • $5 million to MARTA’s Clayton County Multipurpose Operations and Maintenance Facility, to support improvements and operations.
  • $5 million to the Coastal Equity and Resilience Hub, to help design adaptive coastal infrastructure and equitable resilience strategies to address projected sea level rise along the vulnerable Georgia coastline.
  • $3.85 million to MARTA for the procurement of clean electric buses.
  • $2.98 million for reforms to reimagine the Atlanta City Detention Center as a Center for Diversion & Services.
  • $2.5 million to support environmental review and final design of Cobb County’s Chattahoochee RiverLands Pilot Project.
  • $1.225 million to Project SEARCH for Adults, a program that helps people with disabilities learn employability and job skills.


  • $3.88 million to replace Augusta-Richmond County’s Travis/Boykin Road sewer and waterline.
  • $3.67 million to Fort Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence for completing planning and design to modernize the Signal schoolhouse, and construct a Secret CYBER and Communications Network Training Facility.
  • $3.42 million toaddress flooding issues in Augusta-Richmond County’s Rock Creek Basin-National Hills Neighborhood.
  • $2.625 million for public land acquisition in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
  • $2.1 million to Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia’s 3+ Primary Care Pathway Program to help support Georgia educated physicians and keep them practicing in rural and underserved parts of the state.


  • $12.5 million to Valdosta’s Moody Air Force Base (AFB) to construct a new Portland cement concrete apron in support of 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60W combat rescue helicopters.
  • $6.3 million to improve and modernize Wilkinson County’s public sewer system.
  • $5 million to Fort Stewart to complete planning and design for a new housing facility that will accommodate 372 soldiers.
  • $5 million for rehabilitation and upgrades to the Heart of Georgia Railroad in Americus.
  • $5 million to the Senior Care Center in St. Mary’s for facility relocation and replacement.
  • $3 million to complete the next phase of Savannah’s Truman Linear Park Trail.
  • $3 million toexpand Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Developmental Energy Program and help increase representation of underserved populations in the STEM workforce.
  • $1.4 million tothe Macon County Interoperative Communication System for Public Safety and First Responders to support mission critical communications of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department and other local first responders and governmental agencies.