ROCKVILLE, MD—Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) announced he submitted requests for 15 federally-funded community projects across Maryland’s Eighth District for Fiscal Year 2025.

“I just requested nearly $28 million to make Montgomery County families the beneficiaries of bold federal investments, thus improving our local energy efficiency, infrastructure, and public safety,” said Rep. Raskin. “These funding requests empower our local government partners to meet the needs of Marylanders with significant new initiatives. If enacted into law, funding for these projects would bring new zero-emissions buses to our public transit network, replace aging water infrastructure, expand mental health crisis services in our community and plant thousands of new trees in our county.” 

Rep. Raskin continued, “As your representative in Congress, I’m committed to making our federal government work every day for the common good—and making sure communities across Maryland’s Eighth District have the resources they need.” 

Rep. Raskin’s requests include: 

  • $2,456,000 for new zero-emission Ride On buses to bolster Montgomery County’s public transportation network and replace outdated diesel and natural gas-powered vehicles. 
  • $3,000,000 to retrofit under-resourced multifamily homes for energy efficiency in Montgomery County, saving residents on their utility bills and improving public health and climate resilience. 
  • $800,000 to expand and improve the City of Takoma Park Police Department’s mental health crisis response program and ensure Marylanders in need are met with trained and compassionate support. 
  • $2,100,000 for the Montgomery County Police Department’s “Real Time Crime Center,” which will coordinate and consolidate law enforcement intelligence to reduce crime and enhance public safety. 
  • $400,000 to construct cyclist and pedestrian safety improvements near the Flash Bus Rapid Transit Station in Montgomery County along Lockwood Drive and Oak Leaf Drive. 
  • $2,757,000 to install additional and improved security cameras in public parking garages in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton to prevent crime and increase public safety. 
  • $1,477,000 to fund technological improvements to Montgomery County’s crime laboratory to improve accuracy, efficiency and reliability in local forensic investigations.  
  • $2,520,000  to replace aging pipes in the City of Rockville to ensure long-term drinking water safety. 
  • $680,000 for local reforestation and habitat restoration, including planting 2,000 new trees at public facilities and schools in Montgomery County to reduce run-off, improve water quality and restore local ecosystems.  
  • $1,500,000 to help Montgomery County residents make necessary home repairs that will make them eligible for the state’s low-income weatherization program. 
  • $2,750,000 to install rooftop solar panels on public parking garages in Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Wheaton to keep parking costs low and improve sustainability.  
  • $491,571 for the City of Rockville to survey existing water line infrastructure to pinpoint areas to prioritize for rehabilitation, ensuring the City can strategically allocate resources to improve system-wide water quality and public health.  
  • $2,000,000 to procure microtransit buses to expand Montgomery County’s transit network, providing critical connections between where today’s commuters live and work and established transit corridors. 
  • $2,416,000 to rehabilitate aging wastewater pipes in Southeast Rockville and prevent water contamination. 
  • $2,613,000 to improve flood prevention infrastructure in Wheaton near Dennis Avenue in order to protect housing, infrastructure and local ecosystems.

Rep. Raskin previously secured more than $12.7 million for 15 community projects in Maryland’s Eighth District for Fiscal Year 2024. Since 2021, Rep. Raskin has secured more than $31.2 million in community project funding for MD-08 overall. 

More information about each community project funding request is available at the appropriations/disclosures page of Rep. Raskin’s website. The House Appropriations Committee will determine which of Rep. Raskin's requested projects will receive funding and at what level. For a project to receive funding, the funding must be included in the version of the appropriations bill that is passed by the House of Representatives and Senate and signed into law by the president.