Community Project Funding

Community Project Funding (CPF) is a new initiative for Fiscal Year 2022 that will allow Members of Congress to request direct funding for projects that benefit the communities they represent. CPF is separate from federal grantand funding apportioned by formula 

This new initiative is coupled with stringent eligibility, ethics, and transparency guardrails that are outlined on the individual forms linked below. CPF will be available only to nonprofit organizations and to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. In addition, only projects with evidence of strong support from the community will be considered, and evidence of community support and community need is required as part of your submission. This evidence can take the form of a letter from local stakeholders, inclusion on a state or local planning document, letters to the editor in local papers, and many more options discussed further below. 

Community Project Funding opportunities will be available through two House Committees: the Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The two Committees are handling requests through separate processes. The deadline for Appropriations submissions to our office is April 15, 2021. 

 

 

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations:

 

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Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities: Grants to purchase, construct, or improve essential community facilities, to purchase equipment, and pay other related project expenses. Essential community facilities include, but are not limited to, healthcare facilities, public facilities, public safety measures, educational services, or other community support services. Examples of eligible projects include medical or dental clinics, towns halls, courthouses, childcare centers, police or fire departments, public works vehicles, or distance learning equipment. These projects must serve a rural area, which the account defines as “rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data.”

Such requests are also subject to the maximum grant assistance limitations specified in 7 CFR 3570.63(b). Community Facilities grants generally cannot be used to pay initial operating expenses or annual recurring expenses, refinance existing debt, pay interest, build or repair facilities in non-rural areas, or pay for construction costs of facilities that will be used for commercial rental space.

Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) owns and operates laboratories and facilities across the United States. Many of these laboratories/facilities are decades old, have outlived their functional lifespan, and are badly in need of major repairs, renovation, or replacement. Facility requests must be for ARS-owned facilities or for facilities that will enhance ongoing ARS work. Requests can assist in the acquisition of land, construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities as necessary to carry out the agricultural research programs of the Department of Agriculture.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide details on the research to be conducted, why the research is a high priority, as well as details on the modernization and why it is critical in carrying out the research.

Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants: ReConnect broadband pilot grants facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. Grants funds can be used for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service to rural areas without sufficient broadband access, defined as 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.

The area must be rural and lack sufficient access to broadband service. A rural area is any area which is not located within: (1) a city, town, or incorporated area that has a population of greater than 20,000 inhabitants; or (2) an urbanized area contiguous and adjacent to a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants. Sufficient access to broadband is defined as greater than 90% of any rural area in which households have fixed, terrestrial broadband service delivering at least 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. Mobile and satellite services will not be considered in making the determination of sufficient access to broadband. Stand-alone middle-mile projects are not eligible under the ReConnect Program. However, middle-mile facilities are eligible if they are needed to bring sufficient broadband service to all premises in the area.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include information in their requests, such as the number of households, businesses, or farms will be served in the area, what the performance of the service to be offered will be, and whether healthcare or educational facilities will be served.

 

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Appropriations:

 

 

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Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG): Byrne JAG Grants assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to prevent crime, improve the criminal justice system, provide victims’ services, and other related activities. Community projects funded under this category must comply with the requirements cited in JAG statutes and be consistent with Justice Department guidance for the program. Below are the links to the Department’s guidance and frequently asked questions regarding Byrne-JAG:

https://bja.ojp.gov/program/jag/overviewhttps://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/jag-faqs.pdf

The Appropriations Committee encourages community project funding designed to help improve police-community relations. Historically, the Appropriations Committee has not funded vehicles or building construction or renovation as part of community project funding under this account.

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): Technology and Equipment Funding will be provided for community project grants for State, local, and tribal law enforcement to develop and acquire effective technologies and interoperable communications that assist in investigating, responding to, and preventing crime, provided that such equipment meets the applicable requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES).

This funding will allow recipients the opportunity to establish and enhance any of a variety of technical equipment and/or programs to encourage the continuation and enhancement of community policing efforts within their jurisdictions. These projects should help improve police effectiveness and the flow of information among law enforcement agencies, local government service providers, and the communities they serve.

Historically, the Appropriations Committee has not funded vehicles or building construction or renovation as part of community project funding under this account. Recipients of community project funding under this account may not subgrant to other organizations or agencies.

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Operations, Research, and Facilities

Community project funding for NOAA will only be considered within the Operations, Research, and Facilities account. This account does not fund construction projects, and as such, any such requests will not be considered. Requests for funding will be considered for research, demonstration, or education projects performed by external partners or for prioritizing NOAA internal funds for geographically specific projects. Any such project must be aligned with NOAA’s mission and within their existing authorities.

The subcommittee will not entertain requests for community project funding for the National Weather Service or the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.

Coastal Zone Management funds are distributed to states on a formula basis and will not be considered for community project funding.

Historically, the Appropriations Committee has not funded vehicles or building construction or renovation as part of community project funding under this account.

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Safety, Security, and Mission Services: Funding must be for activities consistent with and supportive of the work of NASA’s mission directorates and within the agency’s authorities, such as STEM education activities and scientific research. Funding for building construction or renovation projects will not be considered for community project funding.

Defense Appropriations:

 

 

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The Department of Defense (DOD) conducts research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) in support of its mission requirements. The specific accounts that will be available are below.

Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Army
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Navy
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Air Force
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Space Force
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Defense-Wide

Applicants will be requested to:

  • Provide the name of the specific recipient for the project request and the amount requested for fiscal year 2022.
  • Provide a description of the desired outcome of the project and how it would benefit the Department of Defense.
  • List the line number and Program Element number proposed to fund the project.
  • Disclose whether the project is being requested in another bill.
  • State whether the request is a new or existing project; if existing, whether it previously received federal funds; and if so, identify the account, amount of funding, and fiscal year.
  • Provide the total cost of the project.
  • List the required funding in future years and the source of that funding/.
  • Determine whether the program could start in a limited capacity if the Appropriations Committee cannot fully fund the request.

Energy and Water Development and Related Appropriations

 

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The Appropriations Committee will only accept requests for authorized projects under the following programs: Army Corps of Engineers – Investigation, Construction, and Operations and Maintenance; Bureau of Reclamation – Water and Related Resources. Projects authorized under sections 4007, 4009(a), and 4009(c) of the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016 (Public Law 114–322) will not be accepted. A list of authorized projects for which funds may be requested is here: https://appropriations.house.gov/energy-and-water-authorized-project-lists.

 

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations

 

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Small Business Administration 

Small Business Initiatives: Eligible projects include projects in support of small businesses, such as entrepreneur training, workforce development, counseling, research, and construction or acquisition of facilities.

Information Required:

  • Why is the project a priority, including the local, regional, and/or national benefits provided by the project?
  • What is the total cost of the project? Please include funding requested broken out by discrete activity, if applicable.
  • If the request does not fully fund the project, describe where the remaining funding comes from to fund the project.
  • If the appropriations committee is not able to provide the full amount of funding requested, can this project start in a limited capacity? {yes/no}
  • Is this a new or ongoing project?
  • Please provide a history of funding for the project, including Federal, state, or local government; non-profit; corporate.
  • Are there matching funds associated with the requested funds? If yes, please list the source(s) and amount(s).
  • Will the funds go to an organization that will make sub-grants of those funds to other organizations? If yes, please list the sub-grantees, and provide full contact information for each.
  • Is the project a capital project or will the funds support operating costs?
  • Provide the oversight and management structure, including accountability measures, of the project. Who will oversee and be accountable for the administration/management of the project?
  • What performance standards will be used to evaluate whether the program or project supported by the funds meets its mission?
  • Has the organization or any potential sub-grantees been subject to sanction or litigation by State, Local, or Federal governments in the past five years? If so, please provide details.

Homeland Security and Related Appropriations:

 

 

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Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants:  The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities. Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program will be considered for funding, including the cost-share requirement and environmental and historic preservation requirements, as applicable.

For any projects designated for funding in the final fiscal year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, the state agency responsible for administering mitigation grants in the requestor’s state must submit an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and that entity will serve as the administrative agent for the grant. Therefore, all project proposals must be accompanied by a letter of support from the appropriate state agency affirming that it believes the project is eligible.

Please pay careful attention to FEMA’s eligibility requirements when answering the following questions:

  • Is the requesting jurisdiction a state, Indian tribal government, local government, or territory as defined by section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)?
  • Is the proposed project eligible under the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program?
  • Can the requesting jurisdiction provide the required non-federal cost share, consistent
  • Can the requesting jurisdiction provide a Cost-Benefit Analysis or other documentation that validates cost-effectiveness, which is defined by FEMA as having a Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCA) of 1.0 or greater? A non-FEMA BCA methodology may only be used if preapproved by FEMA in writing.
  • Is the proposed project consistent with the goals and objectives of a FEMA-approved state, territorial, or tribal mitigation plan and the adopted mitigation plan of the local jurisdiction?
  • Can the recipient describe how the project provides long-term permanent risk reduction, i.e., it is not used for emergency protective measures?
  • Can the recipient describe how the project takes into account future conditions?
  • Can the recipient describe how the project supports the needs of vulnerable populations?
  • Does the recipient specifically encourage the adoption and enforcement of the latest disaster resistant building codes?

Nonprofit Security Grants: This grant provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity and the Preparedness Grants Manual for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) will be considered for funding. All project proposals must be accompanied by a letter of support from the appropriate state administrative agency.

Emergency Operations Center Grants: Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Emergency Operations Center Grant Program, including the cost-share requirement and environmental and historic preservation requirements, as applicable, will be considered for funding.

Interior, Environment and Related Appropriations:

 

 

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Land Acquisition Through the Land and Water Conservation Fund: Federal acquisition of lands and water and interests therein must be for the purpose of land and habitat conservation and the encouragement of outdoor recreation, as established by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act of 1965. Land acquisition project requests funded from the LWCF should be requested through the agency that would manage the land being acquired. The four land management agencies are: within the Department of the Interior, (1) the Bureau of Land Management, (2) the Fish and Wildlife Service, (3) the National Park Service; and within the Department of Agriculture, (4) the Forest Service.

The Great American Outdoors Act of (Public Law 116-152) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260) mandates that the president submit, along with the upcoming fiscal year’s budget request, proposed and supplemental project lists. The Appropriations Committee will look favorably upon requests for projects that appear in either of these lists. When submitting your request, please indicate whether the project is on these lists.

State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG): The vast majority of requests made to the Interior Subcommittee are for STAG infrastructure grants. These grants fund local wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. This includes construction of and modifications to municipal sewage treatment plants and drinking water treatment plants. Similar to past practice, the Appropriations Committee will be limiting STAG infrastructure grants only to projects that are publicly-owned or owned by a non-profit entity and that are otherwise eligible for the funding from that state’s Clean Water or Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) loan programs. Privately-owned projects are NOT eligible for infrastructure grants, even if they are otherwise eligible for assistance under a SRF program. The Appropriations Committee will look favorably upon requests for projects that are listed on a state’s most recent Intended Use Plan.

There is a minimum 20% cost share requirement for any portion of a project funded through a STAG infrastructure grant. For example, a $1 million project could receive a maximum of $800,000 from the Federal government, with the remaining $200,000 the responsibility of the grantee. In almost all cases, other federal funds cannot be used to meet this 20% cost share. Ability to fund the 20% cost share is required before EPA can award a STAG grant. Please note that only the non-federal portion of assistance provided by a SRF can be applied towards a project’s matching requirement.

STAG projects have very specific eligibility requirements, and the Appropriations Committee will not consider projects that do not meet those requirements. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact the office.

 

Projects that generally ARE NOT eligible for STAG Grants:

Clean Water/Waste Water

  • Land
  • Operations and maintenance costs
  • Non‐municipal point source control
  • Acid rain drainage correction
  • Ambient water quality monitoring
  • Flood Control Projects, unless the project is otherwise managing, reducing, treating, or recapturing stormwater
  • Privately owned sewer pipes

Drinking Water

  • Dams or rehabilitation of dams
  • Water rights, except if the water rights are owned by a system that is being purchased through consolidation as part of a capacity development strategy or if the water rights purchase is covered by EPA’s DWSRF Class Deviation for Water Rights 2019
  • Reservoirs, except for finished water reservoirs and those reservoirs that are part of the treatment process and are located on the property where the treatment facility is located
  • Laboratory fees for monitoring
  • Projects needed mainly for fire protection
  • Projects for systems that lack adequate technical, managerial, and financial capability, unless assistance will ensure compliance
  • Projects for systems in significant noncompliance, unless funding will ensure compliance
  • Projects primarily intended to serve future growth

Projects That Generally ARE Eligible for STAG Grants

Clean Water/Waste Water

  • Wastewater treatment plants, including sludge handling facilities ‐ new, upgraded (increase in treatment level) or expanded (increase in treatment capacity) facilities, including biological facilities, mechanical, a lagoon system, a land treatment system, or individual on‐site systems.
  • Collector Sewers ‐ Small sewers that convey wastewater from residences, commercial establishments, and industrial sites to larger interceptor sewers.
  • Interceptor Sewers ‐ Large sewers that convey wastewater from collector sewers directly to a wastewater treatment facility.
  • Sewer Pipes ‐ Rehabilitation is eligible only if pipes are publicly owned.
  • Outfall Sewer ‐ A sewer that conveys treated wastewater from a wastewater treatment facility to the receiving waters (i.e., a river, stream, lake, ocean, etc.).
  • Storm Water Management – Measures to manage, reduce, treat, or recapture stormwater or subsurface drainage water (i.e. storm sewers, green infrastructure, etc.).
  • Combined sewer overflow (CSO) control and sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) control ‐ Combined sewers are sewers that convey both wastewater and storm water and may overflow during periods of heavy rain. The costs to correct CSO and SSO overflow problems are eligible.
  • Infiltration/Inflow Correction ‐ Construction activities that prevent surface water or groundwater from entering the sewer system
  • Water Security – These projects include installation or upgrade of physical security infrastructure such as lighting, fencing, monitoring and access control. Also, cybersecurity measures, installation of safer treatment technologies, and more secure storage of on‐site treatment.
  • Septic Tanks – Remediation, rehabilitation, removal and replacement of failing tanks are eligible, as well as installation of new tanks where none had previously existed.
  • Land – The leasing and fee‐simple purchase of land, including surface and subsurface easements, needed to locate eligible municipal or tribal projects, and land integral to the treatment process (e.g., land for effluent application or recharge basins), and a place to store equipment and material during POTW construction. Municipal purchase of land and/or conservation easements for source water protection are also eligible.
  • Water Reuse – Projects involving the municipal reuse or recycling of wastewater, stormwater, or subsurface drainage water. This includes but is not limited to the purchase and installation of treatment equipment sufficient to meet reuse standards, distribution systems to support effluent reuse, recharge transmission lines, injection wells, and equipment to reuse effluent (e.g., gray water, condensate, and wastewater effluent reuse systems).
  • Capital Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Projects – e.g., river or streambank restoration, agricultural best management practices (i.e., buffer strips, manure containment structures), wetlands restoration, etc.

Drinking Water

  • Facilitate compliance with national primary drinking water regulations or address serious risks to public health including non-regulated contaminants (i.e. PFAS).
  • Rehabilitate or develop water sources (excluding reservoirs, dams, dam rehabilitation and water rights) to replace contaminated sources
  • Install or upgrade treatment facilities
  • Install or upgrade storage facilities, including finished water reservoirs, to prevent microbiological contaminants from entering the water system
  • Install or replace transmission and distribution pipes to prevent contamination caused by leaks or breaks in the pipe, or improve water pressure to safe levels
  • Projects to consolidate water supplies – for example, when individual homes or other public water supplies have a water supply that is contaminated, or the system is unable to maintain compliance for financial or managerial reasons – are eligible for DWSRF assistance.
  • Land is eligible only if it is integral to a project that is needed to meet or maintain compliance and further public health protection.
  • Project planning, design and other related costs

 

U.S. FOREST SERVICE

State and Private Forestry: The Forest Service is an agency within the Department of Agriculture. Requests that do not fit into the described categories below are unlikely to be eligible for funding under the Forest Service.

The State and Private Forestry account provides technical and financial assistance, usually through the network of State Foresters, to improve the management, protection, and utilization of the Nation’s forests. Community projects are usually limited and include various specific urban and community forestry projects and specific forest disease or pest treatment areas. Members may also request specific State fire assistance projects or specific forestry assistance projects in this account. The Appropriations Committee will look favorably upon requests for projects that are listed on any federal or state ordinal list or are clearly demonstrated to meet the goals of a State Forest Action Plan(s).

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Appropriations

 

 

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Department of Labor

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act demonstration program is the only Labor Department program that supports community project funding.  These projects must meet all statutorily mandated requirements, except that they are exempt from the requirement to compete. In addition, all projects must:

1) Include direct services to individuals to enhance employment opportunities;

2) Demonstrate evidence of a linkage with the State or local workforce investment system; and

3) Include an evaluation component.

Equipment purchases may be included within community project funding only as an incidental part of the entire project. A similar standard applies to curriculum development, which should be incidental to the project’s emphasis on direct services to individuals.

Community project funding cannot be used for construction or renovation of facilities.

 

Department of Health and Human Services:

Health Facilities Construction and Equipment: grants to help with the cost of construction, renovation, or capital equipment for facilities for provision of health, mental health, or substance abuse services, training of health professionals, or medical research. Examples of eligible facilities include hospitals; health centers and clinics; skilled nursing facilities; mental health centers; facilities for schools of medicine, nursing or other health professions; and medical research laboratories.

In addition to construction and renovation, grants can be used to acquire capital equipment, such as lab equipment or x‐ray machines. Equipment‐only grants—that is, grants not involving construction—are permissible (and commonly done). Generally, any equipment having a useful life of more than one year and a unit cost of at least $5,000 will be eligible as capital equipment. In addition, equipment with lower costs may also be eligible, provided that it is treated as an item of capital expense under the recipient institution’s pre‐existing, written accounting policies. Equipment expenses for health information systems and systems and electronic medical records systems are permitted expenditures. The costs of expendable supplies such as pharmaceuticals, lab chemicals, or office paper are not eligible.

HRSA Health Facilities grants cannot be used to acquire land or purchase existing buildings, or to pay salaries or other operating costs. They cannot be used to pay for work previously completed. Grants can be used for architectural and engineering costs associated with an eligible construction project, but cannot be used for general feasibility studies.

Health Professions Education and Workforce Development: grants for projects to improve education and training of health care professionals, or to analyze health workforce trends and needs.

Rural Health Outreach: grants for projects to improve health care in rural areas. Examples of eligible activities include medical, dental, or mental health care services, health promotion and education, chronic disease management, and improvements to emergency medical services. Grant funds can be used for services only in areas that meet HRSA’s definition of rural. For lists of eligible areas and further information regarding that definition, see:

https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/about-us/definition/index.html.

Rural Health Research: grants to support research on rural health problems and ways of improving health care in rural areas.

Telehealth and Health Information Technology: funding for telemedicine, distance learning, or use of information technology to improve health care.

Department of Education:

Department of Education

Elementary and Secondary Education:

Innovation and Improvement: Community project funding for elementary and secondary education should be submitted through the Innovation and Improvement account. Elementary and secondary education community project funding includes instructional services, afterschool centers, curricula development, teacher training, acquisition of books and computers, arts education, social and emotional learning activities, full-service community schools, and early childhood education. In general, the focus of elementary and secondary education community project funding should be providing early childhood or K‐12 educational services.

Community project funding to provide and improve special education services at the elementary and secondary levels are also eligible under elementary and secondary education. Community project funding may include early intervention services for infants and toddlers, transition services, and postsecondary education services.

Eligible grantees are state education agencies, school districts, colleges and universities, and other public and private nonprofit entities. Generally, community project funding intended for individual schools is provided to the applicable school district and not directly to the individual school.

Community project funding cannot be used for construction or renovation of school buildings, except in the case of minor remodeling required as part of technology upgrades. Daycare and childcare projects that do not include educational services are also not eligible.

 

Higher Education

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE): Community project funding can be designated under this heading for a wide variety of higher education projects. Generally, community project funding should focus on improving access to, or the quality of, postsecondary education. Community project funding cannot be used for construction or renovation of academic buildings, except in the case of minor remodeling required as part of technology upgrades.

Examples of the types of projects that can be funded under FIPSE include projects to hire and train faculty, establish and improve degree programs, improve teacher preparation programs, develop and improve curricula, upgrade technology and telecommunications, acquire science laboratory equipment, provide student support, implement university partnerships with school districts, and establish research and training centers.

Grantees are usually colleges and universities, but may include other public and private nonprofit organizations.

 

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Appropriations

 

 

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Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction– Active Components Eligible community project requests include both construction and unspecified minor military construction projects for active components. An unspecified minor military construction project is a project that has an approved cost equal to or less than $6,000,000. The types of projects under this heading include construction, installation, equipment of temporary or permanent public works, military installations, and facilities for the accounts listed below:

  • Army
  • Navy and Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Defense-Wide Agencies (SOCOM, DHA, etc.)

 

Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction– Reserve Components Eligible community project requests include both construction and unspecified minor military construction projects for Reserve Components. An unspecified minor military construction project is a project that has an approved cost equal to or less than $6,000,000. Some Reserve Component projects require a State funding match. Requesting offices must determine whether the proposed project requires such a match and if so, confirm that the project has current State match funding before the request can be considered. The types of projects under this heading include construction, expansion, rehabilitation, and conversion of facilities for training and administration for the accounts listed below:

  • Army National Guard
  • Air National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve

 

Planning and Design The types of projects under this heading include improving facility resilience, study, planning, design, and architect and engineer services for the accounts listed below:

  • Army
  • Navy and Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Defense-Wide Agencies (SOCOM, DHA, etc.)
  • Army National Guard
  • Air National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve

Lists of Eligible Community Projects: The eligible lists of community projects are those that are submitted to Congress by the Secretary of Defense or his/her designee. Such lists include:

Future Year Defense Program (FYDP) – FYDP is a projection of the forces, resources, and programs needed to support Department of Defense (DOD) operations over a five-year span. The FYDP is released simultaneously with the President’s budget request. The updated document listing projects eligible for FY 2022 will be obtainable after the FY 2022 full budget rollout, through the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) website: https://comptroller.defense.gov/Budget-Materials/ .

Unfunded Requirements/Unfunded Priorities Lists (UFRs/UPLs) – UFRs/UPLs are lists that each Service provides to Congress that identify priority projects which were not included in the President’s budget request. These lists must be approved by the Secretary of Defense. UFRs/UPLs become available to Congress on the date of the President’s full budget release.

Cost-to-completes (CTCs) – CTCs are projects that have previously received an appropriation but require additional funding for completion. These lists represent the requirements identified by each Service for the additional funding necessary to complete a project. The lists are approved by each Service Secretary and can be obtained by contacting the Congressional Liaison Offices of the Armed Services.

These lists include projects, ongoing and upcoming, that ensure long-term viability, better readiness, increased resiliency, improved living and working conditions for service members and their families, and significant cost savings in perpetuity

The applicant will need to provide the following information:

  • Which Service is the project for?
  • Installation Name
  • Project Name and Amount
  • Planning and Design
    • Is the funding requested for planning and design costs?
  • Is the project for unspecified minor construction?
    • Provide background
  • Is the project on the FY 2022-2026 FYDP?
  • Is the project on a Service unfunded requirement (UFR) or unfunded priority list (UPL)?
  • Is the project a cost-to-complete from a prior year? If so, what year?
    • Has a corresponding request been submitted to HASC?

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations

 

 

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Local Transportation Priorities: Highway and transit capital projects. A longer list of eligible projects is available here: https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title23-section133&num=0&edition=prelim under “eligible projects”

 

All projects must be:

  • Capital projects or project-specific planning/design for a capital project.
  • Supported by the state or local government that would administer the project.
  • Included on a Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) or Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) would satisfy this requirement.
  • Administered by public entities

The Appropriations Committee will not fund activities that are administrative in nature.

You will be asked to provide the State, tribal or territorial Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) or a metropolitan transportation improvement plan (MTIP) ID Number and specify which plan the ID number comes from.

Airport Improvement Program (AIP): Projects for enhancing airport safety, capacity, and security, and mitigating environmental concerns. Airports should be on the current National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Funding may be used only for facilities and equipment and may not be used for construction or rehabilitation of contract towers. 

General guidelines for the AIP are available here: https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/.

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Economic Development Initiative (EDI): Site acquisition, demolition or rehabilitation of housing or facilities, construction and capital improvements of public facilities (including water and sewer facilities), and public services are eligible. Funding is not limited to these identified eligible activities.

All projects must be:

  • Supported broadly by local stakeholders, including residents, businesses, and elected officials.
  • Administered by governmental or non-profit entities, including public housing agencies, as well as tribes and tribally designated housing entities.

 

Community Project Funding Requests

Rep. Delgado has submitted funding requests for important community projects in NY-19 to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Delgado has certified that he his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

Note: Projects are listed in alphabetical order

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Rural Utilities Service,

Program: ReConnect Grants

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $1,106,125

Recipient: Town of Ghent, the lead town on the project located at 2306 Route 66, PO Box 98

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would expand broadband access in a rural part of New York. The Towns of Ghent, Canaan, New Lebanon, and Austerlitz have joined together in a coordinated effort to provide broadband where it currently does not exist. All four towns have long -standing Broadband Committees that have mapped and identified gaps in access throughout our municipalities. This funding would allow more than 300 homes and businesses to be connected to high-speed broadband. These communities qualify as rural communities under the U.S. Department of Agriculture ReConnect guidelines.

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado Broadband.pdf

 

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Rural Housing Service

Program: Rural Community Facilities Program

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $100,000

Recipient: M-ARK Project Inc, 43355 State Highway 30, PO Box 516 Arkville, NY 12406

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would create a new childcare facility in a rural community in upstate New York. This much needed facility would provide quality, safe and affordable childcare for the Central Catskill region. The facility is currently owned by Delaware Association for Retarded Children (Del ARC), a 501c3 not for profit organization. Recently, due to minimal need for services at this end of the County, the building is no longer being utilized by the aforementioned organization. The building is centrally located to the towns of Andes, Middletown and Roxbury, is ADA compliant, is equipped with a sprinkler system, is well maintained and does not require major renovations to comply with NY Standards for a certified childcare facility. The total square footage of the existing building is 4160 square feet with 1474 square feet dedicated to the proposed Childcare Center. The facility would accommodate 20-30 children aged from infant to school age with room for expansion. The nonprofit has identified two certified providers that will be employed by the MARK Project. This project serves a rural area, which the account defines as “rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data.”

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado M-ARK Child Care.pdf

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Rural Housing Service

Program: Rural Community Facilities Program

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $82,000

Recipient: Village of Philmont Fire Department, 1 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 632, Philmont, NY 12565

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would provide necessary resources to a rural fire department. The current gear is not up to modern standards. It is heavier, more difficult to use, and more prone to failure than newer models. We are requesting these funds from the program to purchase 12 new air packs for the Village of Philmont Fire Department and to replace the 81-year-old fire siren on the rooftop of the firehouse that does not work. This project serves a rural area, which the account defines as “rural areas including cities, villages, townships, and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data.”

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado Philmont.pdf

 

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Rural Housing Service

Program: Rural Community Facilities Program

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $900,000

Recipient: The United Way of Sidney, PO Box 14  Sidney, NY 13838

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would rebuild the outdoor public pool that the Village of Sidney maintains.  The pool was built in the late 1940's, it has sustained many generations.  Although, as time goes on, each year the Village of Sidney must put more and more money into maintaining and fixing the pool.  The areas that need to be replaced are as follows:  the pump house, the bathhouse, the pool, and the area around the pool.  It just recently came to be that the scope of work to get the pool to reopen for this season is outside of the Village's ability.  This will lead to the closure of the pool. This project serves a rural area, which the account defines as “rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data.”

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado Sidney Project.pdf

 

Department of Education

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Higher Education

Program: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $296,125

Recipient: Hartwick College, One Hartwick Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would expand postsecondary opportunities in Otsego County. Hartwick College has been working with the City of Oneonta and the County of Otsego Industrial Development Agency to incorporate the Grain Innovation Center (GIC) with a Downtown Revitalization Initiative awarded to the City through the New York State Regional Economic Development Council. With this project, Hartwick College has identified a need to develop new and better means to assess the quality of potential wheat cultivars for whole grain milling and baking. The result will provide support for grain producers, millers and bakers in the regional grain industry, while enhancing College offerings and community connections. The next phase of this successful model will be the Grain Innovation Center which will provide a testing laboratory, become a source and clearing house of reputable information on the quality of grains grown in the Northeast, provide a harvest survey to help local millers and bakers enhance their products, and hands-on student employment opportunities to improve the quality of postsecondary education.

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado Hartwick College.pdf

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Health Resources and Services Administration

Program: Health Facilities Construction and Equipment

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $300,000

Recipient: Northern Dutchess Hospital / Nuvance Health, 6511 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would replace outdated patient safety and monitoring equipment in its Neugarten Birth Center and add 18 beds to a rural community in upstate New York.  Increased demand at the birth center has magnified the need for state-of-the art patient safety equipment. The birth center’s existing infant resuscitation equipment must be replaced to comply with the guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics and patient beds must be replaced to prevent falls and to address other safety issues. The hospital is seeking to replace equipment related to patient safety: Labor beds, postpartum beds, rocking chairs, cardiac monitors, infant security system, recliner beds. They are also seeking to replace outdated workflow equipment and ensure sufficient equipment for all labor rooms: Computer units, labor carts, fetal monitors.

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado Hospital Birth Center.pdf

 

Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Program: Economic Development Initiative

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $75,000

Recipient: Village of Cobleskill, 378 Mineral Springs Rd Cobleskill, NY 12043

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would fund a feasibility study and preliminary design report for the relocation of "Teen Town"  to create the "Greater Cobleskill Community Center at Iorio Park". Funding would be used to evaluate the spatial and design feasibility of relocating and expanding the Village's community center and consolidating various community uses (seniors, youth after school programs, health-care clinics, scouts and other programs) to a new community center to be built at Iorio Park in the central part of the Village.

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconTeen Town Delgado.pdf

 

U.S. Department of Justice

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Office of Justice Assistance

Program: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $25,000

Recipient: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 200 Clark Drive Fultonville NY 12072

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would provide resources to a rural community in Upstate New York. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is looking to purchase a vehicle mounted License Plate Reader System as well as a Certified Speed Radar Trailer. The license plate reader has been proven to improve Criminal Justice services by locating vulnerable adults, amber alerts, and missing persons through license plate information. This valuable tool has proven multiple times to assist our community in locating these people that are potentially in danger through general license plate information. The certified speed radar trailer will be used to combat speeding complaints throughout Montgomery County. As everyone is aware speed if a common factor in motor vehicle accidents and it is our hopes that we can attempt to prevent personal injury and property damage accidents through speed enforcement and make the public aware that such thing is dangerous.

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado Montgomery Sheriff.pdf

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Office of Justice Assistance

Program: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $430,000

Recipient: Samadhi Center Inc., 122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston N.Y. 12401

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would create a creates a SNUG (“guns” spelled backwards) gun violence reduction program in Ulster County NY, centered at Samadhi’s Recovery Outreach Center in Kingston. Samadhi’s mindfulness-based approaches to drug use and addiction and SNUG are both evidence-based programs, demonstrated to promote stable recovery from drug use and to reduce gun violence. Combining these approaches provides comprehensive “wrap-around” care to address rising gun violence and drug-related violent crime, while also helping individuals cope with addiction, homelessness, and mental health difficulties. This application has broad community support from the County Executive and the District Attorney for the County.

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado SNUG.pdf

 

 

U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Sponsor: Rep. Antonio Delgado

Account: Department of Transportation

Program: Local Transportation Priorities

Request: Community Project Funding

Amount: $1,100,000

Recipient: Sullivan County, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701

Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would expand recreational opportunities and economic growth in a rural part of Upstate New York. This project entails expansion of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail. A planned bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Neversink River will connect two existing segments of railtrail to create a contiguous 13-mile section from Mountain Dale, a hamlet in the Town of Fallsburg, to Ferndale, a hamlet in the Town of Liberty. Development of an additional on-road segment will link up with existing Liberty Rail Trail, resulting nearly 18 miles of trail through five hamlet and village centers. The project capitalizes on opportunities to connect three long established neighborhood-scaled trails into an excursion length route capable of attracting visitors to the area, as well as providing commuting options.

Financial Disclosure Letter: PDF iconDelgado Sullivan Rail Trail.pdf