Community Service Funding

Press Release

Congressman Cline has submitted funding requests for important community projects in VA-06 to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for projects in their community for Fiscal Year 2024. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on guidance for Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congressman Cline has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Project Name: I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan
Amount of Request: $80,000,000
Recipient: Virginia Department of Transportation

Description of Request:

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has consistently recognized the need for significant improvements along the Interstate 81 Corridor. In 2019, the General Assembly recognized the need to invest in the corridor and provide for interstate operations and enhancement. Identified in the Commonwealth’s I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan, improvements on Interstate 81 include widening to three lanes in several locations along the corridor. Widening these sections of lnterstate 81 provide several benefits including: reducing the likelihood of congestion by providing additional roadway capacity, decreasing clearance time of incidents and crashes by providing more space to clear crashes, and reducing the potential for crashes by allowing more space for vehicles to maneuver. These improvements are a significant priority for the agency. Federal financial resources will allow these improvements to move forward and release state resources to advance other improvements sooner.

Why Request is a Good Use of Taxpayer Funds:
The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because the I-81 Corridor is vital to our nation’s economy. This project will reduce the likelihood of congestion, decrease clearance times for incidents, and reduce the potential for crashes.

Member’s Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.