Appropriations

We Are No Longer Accepting Submissions for Community Project Funding Requests

The House Appropriations Committee recently announced that Members of Congress will have the opportunity to submit Community Project Funding requests (formerly known as “earmarks”) for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2022. Members of Congress know their districts best and this is a tremendous opportunity to identify specific funding needs for their local communities. All materials required for the submission of a Community Project Funding request must be received by my office no later than April 19th. This deadline applies ONLY to Community Project Funding requests.

Please note, submissions to this website may become public and posted online in accordance with all House rules. For any questions, please call my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-3101.

Instructions

1) Gather relevant information for the project you are requesting funding for.

Please refer to the guidelines at the link below and ensure that you gather the information that will answer all the required questions that the subcommittee is asking for.

PDF iconCommunity Project Funding Guidelines

 

2) Ensure the documents that you will submit electronically on the form are in PDF format and within file size recommendations (10MB or less).

Other acceptable formats are PNG and JPG image file formats.

 

3) Fill out the form at the link below.

Click Here to Access the Community Project Funding Request Form

Note: Ensure you have internet and a reliable power source to your computer. This form will NOT save your progress should any disruptions occur. Before you submit, 'Print' or 'Print as PDF' to save your inputs for your own records.

 

 

Things to Keep In Mind

Deadline to Submit: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

  • Member of Congress can only submit a maximum of 10 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees. I will not be able to advance all the requests that are received.
  • There is no guarantee of funding.
  • All funding requests will be made public on my website. Only state and local governments and verified 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to receve funding.
  • Community Project Funding is only available for one-year funding (FY2022) and cannot include multi-year funding.
  • Per the Appropriations Committee, only projects with demonstrated community support will be considered. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Letters of support from elected community leaders (e.g. mayors or other officials);
    • Press articles highlighting the need for the requests Community Project Funding;
    • Support from newspaper editorial boards;
    • Projects listed on State intended use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents; or
    • Resolutions passed by city councils or boards.
  • Several Federal programs eligible for Community Project Funding requests require a State or local match for projects either by statute or according to longstanding policy. The Appropriations Committee will not waive these matching requirements for Community Project Funding request. Note: This does not mean that matching funds must be in-hand prior to requesting a project, but that local officials must have a plan to meet such requirements in order for the project to be viable.

 

 

Contact

In the event you have questions regarding Community Project Funding, please contact the staffer in my office that you have been working with via email or contact my Washington, DC office at (202) 225-3101.

 

 

Transparency

Per House Rules, requests that have been submitted to the appropriate subcommittee are displayed below in no particular order.

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Project Name Project Location Project Sponsor Requested Amount Project Justification Financial Disclosure Certification
Juicing the Farm 9525 Highway 301 South
Halifax, NC 27839
Halifax County Schools $175,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will help finance the Greenleaf Farm, which is a GAP Certified school farming operation in Halifax County, North Carolina.  It is the largest Farm-to-School "F2S" operation in the United States and has been in operation since 2017. Click Here
Northampton County Courthouse 9647 NC Highway 305
Jackson, NC 27845
Northampton County Government $5,000,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the current Northampton County Courthouse has severe health and safety issues.  Current issues include, but are not limited to, bats, moisture, mold, asbestos, and lack of storage for filing.  County officials are seeking federal funding to assist in its efforts to construct a new courthouse for the citizens of Northampton County.  Two safety inspections conducted by the Administrative Office of the Courts over the past three years have concluded that it is imperative for Northampton County to move toward securing a new courthouse that will ensure the safety of all guests and employees. Click Here
Fire Station 2 & Nashville Junction 499 S. Barnes Street
Nashville, NC 27856
Town of Nashville $1,428,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because of the public use and benefit to the community.  The goal of the second fire station is to ensure the Nashville Fire Department can respond to any emergency within the fire district within a five-minute response time and maintain the Department’s 5 ISOA rating.  The goal of the farmers' market is to create a venue for local vendors and farmers to sell and showcase their products and services to a wider audience, and to provide one of the most requested community amenities by Nashville residents.  The goal of the amphitheater is to provide new cultural opportunities for the Town of Nashville, such as outdoor plays, music concerts, comedy shows, children's programs, and other forms of stage entertainment.  The goal of the 125-space public parking lot is to provide free and convenient off-street parking for the amphitheater, farmers market, and the renovated restored, and repurposed commercial building that will become home to 12 new businesses in the Downtown Nashville district. Click Here
Highway 301 Corridor Revitalization 112 Goldsboro Street E
Wilson, NC 27894
City of Wilson $1,500,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the project, with input from neighborhood residents, will expand the investments of the Highway 301 Corridor. The project would acquire and demolish dilapidated and vacant former industrial and commercial property for future economic development purposes and demolish or rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated residential structures for future affordable housing opportunities. Funds for this project will support and facilitate Wilson’s Center City catalyst projects and establish a vacant property initiative as part of the city’s priorities within its 2030 comprehensive plan. Click Here
Imperial Centre Roof Replacement 331 S. Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
City of Rocky Mount $1,040,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will replace the roof of the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences which is a critical educational and cultural asset for the City of Rocky Mount that enhances the quality of life for the community. The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences utilizes the restored and rehabilitated campus of the former Imperial Tobacco Company (originally built in the early-1900’s) to serve as a multi-disciplinary complex for the City’s arts and science education programs. It houses the Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center, Maria V. Howard Art Gallery, arts education programs, and performing arts programs. Click Here
Northampton County Workforce Housing 9467 NC Highway 305
Jackson, NC 27845
Northampton County Government $4,000,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would develop a 50-unit duplex and townhome facility in Jackson, North Carolina, which is centrally located within Northampton County. The units would be intended for county employees and teachers due to the rural nature of Northampton County and the difficulty to find rental options for new employees in the area, resulting in some having to make long commutes.  As a result, Northampton County struggles to recruit and retain talented employees.  Workforce housing will have a significant impact on the community, boost economic development opportunities, and increase revenue for the county. Click Here
ARISE 1103 Broad Street
Greenville, NC 27834
Housing Authority of the City of Greenville $2,085,540 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would develop more affordable housing units for vulnerable youth who have been in foster care and qualify for assistance but might not be able to find living accommodations. Without independent living provided by the project, these youth will be at high risk of becoming homeless.  The units would help prevent youth homelessness in Pitt County and the surrounding counties, setting these young adults on a path towards self-sufficiency. Click Here
Kerr Lake Regional Water System Upgrade and Expansion 134 Rose Avenue
Henderson, NC 27536
City of Henderson $3,572,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the Kerr Lake Regional Water Treatment Plant (KLRWTP) is vital to communities within the counties of Vance, Granville, Warren, and Franklin.  Without timely expansion of the capacity of the KLRWTP, the people, businesses, and prospective development within these communities will be adversely impacted.  Further, the aging facilities at the KLRWTP need rehabilitation to continue to provide safe and reliable drinking water.   Many of the facilities at the plant have been in use for more than 40-years and to maintain a reliable drinking water system they must be improved or replaced by this project.  Kerr Lake Regional Water System partners have adjusted rates to provide sustainable funding for future facility needs, but economic downturns since 2007 have impacted its rural customer capacity for drastic rate hikes.  This project will rehabilitate aging treatment facilities, improve regulatory compliance for meeting drinking water standards, and expand the capacity of the plant from its current capacity of 10-million gallons per day (mgd) to 20-mgd, while setting the stage for stable maintenance and self-reliance. Click Here
Martin County Water Regionalization 305 East Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892
Martin County Government $4,000,000 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would extend and interconnect several water systems in Martin County to provide clean and safe drinking water through nearly all the towns within the county. Currently, approximately 1,500 people reside in the Town of Jamesville and the communities of Piney Woods and Dardens. These communities currently use shallow wells, and studies have shown that there have been high rates of cancer, diabetes, and a disease that resembles Parkinson’s related to these shallow wells. Click Here
WWTP Lagoon and Sewer Collection System Improvement 303 Main Street
Hookerton, NC 28538
Town of Hookerton $1,897,001 The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would repair and rehabilitate the Town's outdated sewer system, and more effectively maintain assets to prolong their service life. Without these rehabilitative efforts, the Town may be at risk of possible environmental spills and hazards due to the WWTP's proximity to Contentnea Creek which drains into the Neuse River. Click Here

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