City & Government

Hoyle pegs rural radio, policing for federal funding

WASHINGTON, DC – Tuesday, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle announced her selected community projects that were submitted to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee as candidates to receive funding for Fiscal Year 2025, including  projects for local policing and rural radio upgrades. 

Each House Member was allowed to submit 15 Community Projects to be considered for federal funding on behalf of their congressional district to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, and for Lane County, Hoyle chose: 

  • $1,500,000 for the Lane County Rural Fire Radio Network Resilience Project. This funding would be used to support upgrades to the radio network supporting rural fire agencies across Lane County and to ensure that equipment can be monitored from remote locations, ensuring timely detection of equipment failure.
  • $1,000,000 for the Springfield Police Emergency Response Equipment. This funding would be used to purchase essential emergency response equipment, including $750,000 for TriBand Radios, and $250,000 for general equipment. These investments are aimed at enhancing the capabilities of Springfield PD staff and facilities to respond more effectively to emergencies and crisis situations. 
  • $500,000 for Cottage Grove Community Policing Project. This funding would be used to directly support efforts to enhance community policing in Cottage Grove through the acquisition of seven new police patrol vehicles, eight new mobile data terminals, eight new radios, and comprehensive training programs to optimize the efficacy of these new resources. These investments are an appropriate use of taxpayer funds as they are crucial for improving officer mobility, communication, and response capabilities, ultimately leading to a safer and more engaged community.

“These 15 projects reflect the priorities of local communities who know their needs best,” Hoyle said. “If funded, these projects will support the construction of affordable housing, promote workforce development, advance public safety and more.”   

The committee will now begin the work to consider what projects to include in future appropriations bills.  



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