Congress Passed Funding Bills with Resources for Minnesota Projects Secured by Klobuchar, Smith

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that they secured federal funding in the Fiscal Year 2024 federal budget for projects to benefit Dayton, Corcoran, Champlin, and Osseo. These projects will help make critical infrastructure upgrades. Klobuchar and Smith requested the funding along with U.S. Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN).

“From upgrading infrastructure to improving local parks, these projects will support our communities. We worked with local leaders to secure resources for these projects, and now they’re one key step closer to completion,” said Klobuchar. 

“I always say that the best ideas come from those closest to the work, and these projects are exactly that,” said Smith. “These are direct investments in families and are going to make life easier for people across the Northwest Metro.”

Klobuchar and Smith have successfully secured:

  • $1,466,279 to reconstruct and expand 109th Avenue North in Champlin to reduce vehicle congestion and enhance pedestrian mobility, promoting safety for all users; 
  • $850,000 to help upgrade the Dayton Water Trail to provide safe, all-inclusive and ADA-compliant river accesses on the Crow and Mississippi Rivers;
  • $500,000 to update Corcoran City Park including constructing a new street section, making parking improvements, adding additional amenities, and replacing existing playground equipment;
  • $500,000 to conduct a complete reconstruction and expansion of Osseo’s main downtown park, Boerboom Veterans Memorial Park, expanding the park from a half block to a full block to add community gathering spaces, ADA-compliant playground equipment, open green space, and a new community bandshell.

Klobuchar and Smith have been actively involved in securing this federal funding for projects benefiting communities across the state through a process called “Congressionally Directed Spending” (CDS). During the CDS process, Klobuchar and Smith have considered project proposals and advocated for funding in close coordination with leaders from across the state.

Projects are expected to receive funding over the next several months.