U.S. Rep. Troy A. Carter Sr. today (Monday, May 2) visited his alma mater, Xavier University of Louisiana to present the school with $2.5 million funds that will be used for a new new STEM and Pre-Health Advising center at the HBCU.

Carter says the project will directly benefit the people of Louisiana’s Second Congressional District, including funding student services at Xavier University. The center will be housed in the historic St. Michael’s Dormitory.

This project is one of several community projects funded by the budget passed by Congress in early March. The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package included $17.5 million for community projects in Louisiana’s Second Congressional District. The spending package marked the first time in more than a decade that discretionary spending or earmarks were included in the federal budget.

And additional $14 million for two Sewerage & Water Board projects was also a part of the budget, bringing the total for local projects to $31.5 million.

For a list of all projects funded, check out Congress Passes Budget that includes $31.5 Million for Second Congressional District.

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