July 16, 2021

Neguse Request for $1 Million to Renovate Pulliam Community Building Included in House Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Neguse announced that $1 million in federal funding for renovations to the Pulliam Community Building in Loveland, Colorado, will be included in this year’s House appropriations bill. The funding would allow the City of Loveland to renovate a community building that they anticipate will serve as a key shelter and resource distribution center during wildfires and other disasters. The Pulliam Community Building was used as a community meeting spot for over 70 years before being shuttered due to ADA and fire code non-compliance.

In total, Congressman Neguse secured over $6 million in funding for community projects in his district to be included in the end of year spending bill.

“During wildfires and other natural disasters, it is crucial that our communities have space ready to shelter and assist folks who are impacted,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Rehabilitating the Pulliam Community Building is a tremendously important step in ensuring that space exists for residents across Larimer County, should we encounter more wildfires and floods like the kinds we’ve seen over the last few years. $1 million in federal funding would help ensure that the building will be a safe and accessible gathering space for years and decades to come.”

A renovated Pulliam Community Building would provide a disaster shelter for displaced citizens that would minimize the loss of lives experienced by the City of Loveland and surrounding communities during disasters. Additionally, the city-owned property would help build community by providing meeting and community space at an affordable cost to local clubs and residents.

Read Congressman Neguse’s full request here.

Neguse submitted several Community Project Funding requests to the Appropriations Committee, and has had remarkable success advocating for projects in Colorado’s 2nd District. The Pulliam Community Building is among the 9 Neguse-sponsored projects to be included in text of the appropriations bills.