WASHINGTON, D.C.—17th District U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Rock Island) a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, cast her final vote as a member of Congress last week to deliver more than $66 million for local projects in communities across northwest and central Illinois, including Savanna and Mount Carroll.

In a major funding package for Fiscal Year 2023, Bustos built on her track record of delivering for the district by securing significant investments in health, workforce development, rural communities and more.

Bustos secured the following funds for local community projects:

•$4 million to build a Renewable Natural Gas Facility in Savanna.

To help facilitate the construction of a new facility for Savanna’s anaerobic digester project, Bustos secured $4 million in Community Project Funding. The project works to break down food waste and produce renewable natural gas.

•$438,000 for Mount Carroll STEA_M Hub

Bustos secured $438,000 in Community Project Funding for a partnership with West Carroll School District and the University of Illinois Extension to develop a STEA_M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Agriculture and Math) hub in Mount Carroll.

•$300,000 for Highland Community College Mobile Medical Clinic.

To establish a mobile medical clinic to serve Highland Community College students, local businesses and organizations, and the surrounding community, Bustos secured $300,000 for Highland Community College.

Every one of Bustos' Community Project Funding requests — 15 out of 15 — passed the full House as part of the package. With the vote, Bustos has successfully delivered on every Community Project Funding request she has submitted throughout the course of the program's lifetime — $122 million in total.

"Getting results has been my priority since day one," said Congresswoman Bustos. "I can think of no better way to wrap up my work for Northern, Northwest and Central Illinois than delivering federal dollars our communities one final time.

“With my last vote in Congress, I was proud to secure more than $66 million to support local projects across the district I've served for the last decade, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact these resources have on our communities."