COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS

April 28, 2021

Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro announced that the House Committee on Appropriations will be accepting Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from Members. This is in addition to the standard programmatic and language-based requests. Each Member is limited to no more than 10 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees for Fiscal Year 2022 and there is no guarantee that all requested projects will be funded. The FY2022 CPF process has a limited scope with combined earmarks capped at 1% of all discretionary spending and eligible accounts restricted to those listed in the table below.

Please note:

  • All projects must meet the relevant statutory and administrative criteria for funding through the grant program under which it is submitted.
  • A request submitted to Congressman Huffman does NOT guarantee the project will be selected.
  • The selection of a project does NOT guarantee it will be funded by the Appropriations Committee.
  • The Committee will NOT provide cost-share waivers and grantees are legally responsible for meeting the non-federal cost share requirements and all other applicable grant criteria.

Eligible Entities & Projects

Only state and local government entities, public institutions, and non-profit entities are eligible to submit and receive funding through CPF. Funding cannot be directed to for-profit entities and will not include waivers for State or local match requirements. While matching funds do not have to be in-hand prior to the request, requesting entities must have a plan to meet such requirements for the project to be viable. Additionally, each submission must be for FY2022 only and cannot include multi-year funding requests. The Committee will only consider projects with demonstrated community support in the form of: letters from local elected officials; press articles highlighting need; support from newspaper editorial boards; mentions on State intended use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents; resolutions passed by city councils or boards; etc.

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Eligible Accounts by Subcommittee

Descriptions of eligible accounts can be found here.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

  • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities 
  • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants 
  • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants

Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS)

  • Byrne Justice Assistance Grants 
  • COPS Technology and Equipment 
  • NOAA – Operations, Research, and Facilities 
  • NASA – Safety, Security, and Mission Services

Defense

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

Energy and Water Development

  • Corps of Engineers: Investigations 
  • Corps of Engineers: Construction 
  • Corps of Engineers: Mississippi River and Tributaries  
  • Corps of Engineers: Operation and Maintenance 
  • Bureau of Reclamation: Water and Related Resources 

Financial Services and General Government (FSGG)

  • Small Business Administration, Small Business Initiatives   

Homeland Security

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants  
  • Nonprofit Security Grants 
  • Emergency Operations Center Grants

Interior and Environment

  • Federal land acquisitions through the Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • EPA State and Tribal Assistance Grants for certain water infrastructure projects
  • Certain State and Private Forestry projects within the U.S. Forest Service

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS)

  • Dept. of Labor—Employment and Training Administration—Training and Employment Services 
  • HHS —Health Resources and Services Administration
  • HHS —Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—Health Surveillance and Program Support 
  • Dept. of Education—Innovation and Improvement 
  • Dept. of Education—Higher Education

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA)

  • Army 
  • Navy and Marine Corps 
  • Air Force 
  • Defense-Wide 
  • Army National Guard 
  • Air National Guard 
  • Army Reserve 
  • Navy Reserve 
  • Air Force Reserve

Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD)

  • Dept. of Transportation – Local Transportation Priorities 
  • Dept. of Transportation – Airport Improvement Program (AIP)  
  • Dept. of HUD – Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

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Transparency

The final CPF requests selected and submitted by Congressman Huffman to the Appropriations Committee will be posted on this page.  Members will be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the CPF requests made.

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Projects Requested

Note: The projects are listed below are in alphabetical order by project name.

Project Name: Anderson Valley Affordable Housing Initiative
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development/HUD/ Economic Development Initiative
Recipient: Anderson Valley Health Center
Address: 13500 Airport Road PO Box 338 Boonville, CA 95415
Amount Requested: $400,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for the Anderson Valley Housing Association (AVHA) and the Anderson Valley Health Center (AVHC) who are partnering to provide affordable housing in the Anderson Valley. AVHA and AVHC have a longstanding commitment to the health and wellbeing of the underserved population in the valley including those under 200% of poverty level and seasonal farm workers. There is a significant shortage of affordable housing in this rural valley and AVHA has over 40 individuals on a waiting list for affordable housing. This directly affects the health and stability of local families.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here 

 

Project Name: Burre Dental Center Expansion
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education/HRSA/Health Facilities Construction and Equipment
Recipient: Burre Dental Center
Address: 1275 Eighth Street, Arcata, CA  95521.
Amount Requested:  $1,000,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used to expand an existing dental facility by adding 6 additional operatories and associated staff work areas. The expansion would allow for hiring two additional dentists and for the training of one additional dental resident each year, expanding capacity by 8,000 visits per year. This additional dental capacity would be focused on children’s dental health improvement. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here 

 

Project Name: The Ceres Community Project
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development/HUD/ Economic Development Initiative
Recipient: Disaster Preparedness for Medically tailored Meals
Address: 7351 Bodega Ave. Sebastopol, CA 95472
Amount Requested:  $100,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for the Ceres Community Project, which is the sole provider of medically tailored meals (MTM) for low-income medically vulnerable patients living with chronic and acute health conditions in Marin and Sonoma County. 80% of those served are living on less than 200% of the federal poverty level, 73% are living alone, and one-third are Spanish Speaking. Sonoma and Marin counties face annual threats from planned power shut-offs and wild fires. In these situations, those served are more dependent on our services than ever. The organization is also part of Sonoma County’s emergency food response, providing MTM for those in medical shelters and those with chronic health conditions that make them a high risk for ED visits and hospitalizations without appropriate nutrition. This project funds installation of a 160 square foot walk-in freezer able to store three weeks of medically tailored meals, and a generator to protect that meal inventory and allow our main kitchen to operate during power shut offs.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Emergency Marine Mammal Field Response, Research, and Rehabilitation
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Commerce, Justice, Science/NOAA/NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities
Recipient: The Marine Mammal Center
Address:  2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
Amount Requested: $500,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for providing timely and humane responses to marine mammals that are stranded or in distress along the California coast; ensuring public safety by bringing in injured and diseased animals; advancing research; and providing high quality medical and rehabilitative care to marine mammals that are significantly impacted by vessel strikes, entanglements, and other activities. This project would protect and promote marine biodiversity and marine mammals, which are essential for thriving coastal ecosystems, as well as benefit public safety, bio-surveillance, scientific research, animal welfare, population health, and public awareness and education.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd Gap Closure
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development/DOT/Local Transportation Priorities
Recipient: County of Marin
Address:  P.O. Box 4186, San Rafael, CA 94913
Amount Requested: $700,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for development of preferred project alternative, environmental review, and preparation for the construction of a bicycle/pedestrian network along Sir Francis Drake Blvd between Remillard Park in Larkspur and Andersen Dr in San Rafael. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars and is anticipated to have the following benefits by improving the environment by incentivizing nonmotorized transportation through this key corridor and closing the gap in existing routes. This 0.7 mile segment is the last remaining gap in an otherwise continuous nonmotorized route between several of central Marin's most popular bike routes and the East Bay via the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here
 

 

Project Name: Greater Farallones Kelp Recovery Project
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Commerce, Justice, Science/NOAA/NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities
Recipient: Greater Farallones Association
Address:  P.O. Box 29386, San Francisco, CA, 94129
Amount Requested: $500,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used to restore bull kelp forest along the Sonoma and Mendocino coastlines within Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary through large-scale urchin removal, planting kelp, and community engagement. Since 2014, over 90% of kelp forests in northern California have disappeared; kelp forest recovery would benefit marine life, coastal communities, and groups impacted by kelp loss, including red abalone and red urchin fisheries and recreational companies dependent on this marine habitat. This project will partner with and compensate local divers to remove urchins from key sites already identified in the sanctuary, and collaborate with research and community partners to restore kelp. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Hammond Trail Bridge Replacement Project
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development/DOT/Local Transportation Priorities
Recipient: County of Humboldt
Address: 825 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501
Amount Requested: $8,000,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for replacing the Hammond Trail Bridge which provides an active transportation route across the Mad River between Arcata and McKinleyville, the second and third largest communities in Humboldt County. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars and is anticipated to have the following benefits by ensuring active transportation services in the area and continued public safety by replacing the deteriorating existing bridge. The project would provide local, regional, and statewide benefits by preserving a key link of the California Coastal Trail and U.S. Bicycle Route 95 and ensuring a non-motorized route alternative to Highway 101 between McKinleyville, Arcata, and Humboldt Bay.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Humboldt County Crisis Stabilization Unit Youth Treatment
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture/USDA-Rural Development/Community Facilities Grant
Recipient: County of Humboldt
Address: 825 5th Street, Room 112, Eureka CA 95501 
Amount Requested:  $575,000
Project Description and Explanation: The project will rehabilitate the county Crisis Stabilization Unit and inpatient Psychiatric Health Facility in order to accommodate the treatment of minors. The county currently has waivers from the California Department of Health Care Services to treat minors on the Crisis Stabilization Unit and inpatient Psychiatric Health Facility but is unable to exercise them due to constraints with the physical layout of the units. Moving the Crisis Stabilization Unit downstairs and converting the vacated space into a wing of the Psychiatric Health Facility available to youth will securely separate minors from adults patients, increase overall bed capacity, optimize bed utilization and allow the county to stay in compliance with the conditions of the waiver from the state DHCS. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Petaluma Health Center Energy Upgrades for Emergency Response
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education/HRSA/Health Facilities Construction and Equipment
Recipient: Petaluma Health Center
Address: 1179 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954.
Amount Requested:  $1,600,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for Petaluma Health Center, Inc. to offset the costs of constructing and installing carport solar panel system at the Petaluma Health Center’s parking lot and on the roof of its facility. The solar panels are projected to offset 33% percent of the clinic’s overall electricity usage and allow it to have an additional power source to provide patient care during power shut offs and/or during emergencies.  As an on-site source of renewable energy, this project will avoid approximately 450 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. Thusly, this project benefits patients, the community and the environment.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Project Rebound – Humboldt County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development/HUD/ Economic Development Initiative
Recipient: County of Humboldt
Address: 825 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501
Amount Requested: $218,000
Project Description and Explanation: Once funded, Project Rebound will be a community wide effort led by the County of Humboldt (in collaboration with its partner communities and jurisdictions) to deconstruct and rebuild the county’s comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) with an eye toward creating specific, measurable, and actionable economic strategies which emphasize economic recovery, economic self-sufficiency, and economic equity. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here