Funding for Community Priorities Clears Important Committee Markup
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Michael R. Turner (R-Centerville) announced today that key projects for Hillsboro and Lynchburg cleared an important first hurdle by passing through the Appropriations Committee markup.
The Turning Point Applied Learning Center in Hillsboro has been allotted $97,000 in funding by the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee. The funding will go for employment training for offenders who are reentering society. Turning Point works with community, school, and agency partners to assist people in gaining economic self-sufficiency through an innovative program that combines classroom instruction with actual manufacturing work experience. Students are required to work at Turning Point for 32 hours a week.
The Lynchburg Police Department is currently slated to receive $30,000 in equipment replacement and modernization funding under the Community Oriented and Policing Services (COPS) program. The funding will be used to provide the police department with new computers.
“After working with community leaders and local institutions, these projects demonstrated both great need and widespread consensus. I am confident that these projects will prove to be greatly beneficial for our region,” said Congressman Turner. “Today’s committee markup is an important first step in the process of bringing each project to fruition.”