President Signs Into Law Spanberger Legislation to Provide $1 Million for Enhanced Emergency Radio Coverage in Louisa County

This Funding Will Improve Emergency Radio Coverage & Communication Between Emergency Dispatch Officials & Louisa County Sheriff’s Deputies in Holly Grove

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden yesterday signed into law U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s legislation that will provide $1,000,000 to enhance radio coverage in Holly Grove and allow Louisa County to have 100 percent emergency radio coverage.

The major funding for Louisa County — which Spanberger successfully secured as part of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate-passed fiscal year (FY) 2023 end-of-year government funding package — will improve the communication between the emergency dispatch office and Louisa County Sheriff’s Deputies in the east end of the county. This investment will enhance safety for police, other emergency services, and residents of the county.

“The health and safety of our citizens is our top priority,” said Tommy Barlow, Vice Chairman, Louisa County Board of Supervisors. “This project also represents a higher level of security for our first responders and local State Police. We have been working to advance this project for several years, and we are pleased to see the tremendous achievement of total radio coverage in our 500-square-mile rural county is now on the horizon.”

“Police, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel must be able to reach every resident of Louisa County in order to keep the community safe to the best extent possible. That’s why I was proud to work directly with county officials to successfully secure $1 million in federal funding to expand radio coverage throughout the east end of the county,” said Spanberger. “Now, emergency response officials can be confident in their ability to safely serve everyone in the community. I want to thank Louisa County leaders for their commitment to public safety and for working with my office to get this funding signed into law.”


For FY2023, the U.S. House of Representatives allowed Members of Congress to submit Community Project Funding requests — as it did in FY2022. This allowed for specific, community-driven requests — like expanded radio coverage in Louisa County. Spanberger worked directly with community leaders in all 10 counties of the Seventh District to gather community-focused requests for her submissions. Click here for the full list of her submissions.

The Community Project Funding process was created to ensure that Members of Congress, in concert with the communities they represent, may submit direct applications for federal funding to support locally planned projects as part of the yearly appropriations process.

To be eligible, projects must be sponsored by local or state government entities or non-profit organizations and must be projects that would otherwise meet the qualifications to apply for federal grant funding. The purpose of Community Project Funding is to ensure direct, local engagement as part of the federal appropriations process. In line with this goal, funding applications needed to demonstrate significant local support for the projects.


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