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Community Project Funding Requests

April 29, 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:

  • Congressman Beyer will NOT accept CPF requests for projects outside of VA-8.
  • 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 Beyer 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.

More information on the process can be found on the House Appropriations Committee’s page here. Staff may follow up for additional information to support the CPF request such as budget justification, documentation of community support and need, or proof of ability to meet match requirements once an initial request is submitted.

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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 10 CPF requests selected and submitted by Congressman Beyer 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 alphabetically by Subcommittee.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: THUD/DOT/Local Transportation Priorities (Bike/Pedestrian)
Project Name: Bluemont Junction Trail
Recipient: Arlington County 
Address: Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, 3800 W Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206
Amount Requested: $325,000
Project Description and Explanation: This project will mill and repave a segment of the Bluemont Junction Trail and adjacent connector paths. This is one of Arlington County s most heavily used multi-use trails, which serves many members of the community and surrounding areas, including commuters and recreational cyclists, joggers, pedestrians, and dog walkers. The current trail pavement and connectors are in deteriorating condition with limited or poor access from adjacent and intersecting streets.  The trail, which was built in the late 1980s, runs for approximately 1.2 miles connecting the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD Trail) to the Four Mile Run Trail in and near Bluemont Park. Like the W&OD Trail, the Bluemont Junction Trail follows a former railroad route connecting the W&OD rail line to the Ballston area of Arlington, Virginia.    In 2018, a trail pavement condition analysis of the off-street trail system in Arlington County was performed. Approximately 19 miles of trails throughout the County were assessed. This pavement condition analysis places a numerical value on the condition of the pavement and assists the County in knowing which sections of trail pavement are most in need of being repaved. The assessment report identified the Bluemont Junction Trail in need of milling and repaving, with many sections suffering from pavement upheaval and deteriorating asphalt. The trail is also listed in the Arlington County Master Transportation Plan as part of the countywide extensive network of bicycle infrastructure as a project recommended for improvements.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: THUD/ DOT/Local Transportation Priorities (Pedestrian/Bike)
Project Name: Glencarlyn Park Pedestrian Bridge
Recipient: 
Arlington County
Address: 
Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, 3800 W Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206
Amount Requested:
$800,000
Project Description and Explanation: 
This funding will go towards replacing an important pedestrian bridge in Glencarlyn Park in Arlington, Virginia. The previous bridge was lost during an unprecedented flooding event in July 2019.   Of the six (6) pedestrian bridges lost in the flooding event, the most important one for connectivity is the bridge in Glencarlyn Park. This bridge connects the main park area, dog exercise area and neighboring communities to the west of Four Mile Run to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD Trail). The bridge connection is important as both a commuter connection and for recreation and leisure walks on the W&OD Trail.   
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: LHHS/ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Health Surveillance and Program Support (HSPS)
Project Name: Behavioral Health Crisis Care
Recipient: Arlington County Government 
Address: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA  22201
Amount Requested: $390,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used to purchase two medically equipped vehicles dedicated to the mobile crisis response team. The requested funds will support a “Help not Handcuffs” approach to ensure that persons in behavioral health crises receive the most appropriate assistance needed when and where they need it. A behavioral health response vs. a law enforcement response will increase community-based mental health care, decrease emergency department use, reduce inpatient admissions, divert from the criminal justice system and supports racial justice. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: CJS/Justice/ Community Oriented Policing Services
Project Name: Pilot Deployment of Body Worn Cameras in the Alexandria Police Department
Recipient: City of Alexandria 
Address: City of Alexandria government, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Amount Requested: $600,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used to pilot a body worn camera program in the City of Alexandria. $600,000 would provide for 25 to 50 body worn cameras for the Alexandria Police Department to be deployed in the community with a focus on high-impact shifts and high-need areas. Body cameras are vital to the effort to bring increased transparency and accountability to policing in our community. They are a critical tool to be able to quickly establish what happened in incidents of police misconduct and serious abuse of authority. In addition, body camera footage can be key in assisting officers in their duty to uphold the law and protect the public. Body worn cameras were one of the practices recommended by the federal 21st Century Policing Report.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: THUD/HUD/Economic Development Initiatives
Project Name: Clifford Ave, Fulton St & Manning St Storm Sewer Improvements
Recipient: City of Alexandria 
Address: City of Alexandria government, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Amount Requested: $420,000
Project Description and Explanation: Communities across the Commonwealth are facing more frequent severe flooding events. In Alexandria, these events impact our City far beyond our well known Potomac River waterfront area. We are currently working to implement short-range and long-term flood mitigation measures to reduce and resolve the impacts of this recurrent flooding in our community. As part of this comprehensive flood mitigation program, the City is working to fund and implement  spot improvements  in particularly impacted areas of our community. These spot improvements are new storm sewer projects such as detention, pipes and other drainage improvements that make neighborhoods more resilient to climate change and flash flooding. Projects are typically $50,000 to $1 million each (depending on project location and scope) and can be delivered in 8-20 months. The City plans to spend a total of $2.5 million in FY 2022 to deliver eight projects. An additional $420,000 would allow the City to accelerate a key project area currently planned for FY 2023.  Storm sewer systems in this neighborhood were designed and installed approximately 75-years ago and as such do not account for changes in climate now effecting the local weather patterns which form extreme rainfall events precipitating flash flooding on an alarmingly frequent basis. The project proposes to increase the inlet sizes and connecting pipes at key locations to more effectively move stormwater from the streets into the storm sewers and out to Four Mile Run.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: THUD/DOT/Local Transportation Priorities (Highway)
Project Name: George Washington Memorial Parkway - Traffic and Safety Context Sensitive Solutions, Belle Haven to City of Alexandria
Recipient: City of Alexandria
Address: 2700 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
Amount Requested: $300,000
Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used Safety Improvements along the Southern George Washington Memorial Parkway – Belle Haven Park to City of Alexandria border. In 2020, the National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) completed a traffic and safety assessment on the southern section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Southern George Washington Memorial Parkway Safety Study focused on nine key intersections on 6.3 miles of road between the City of Alexandria and George Washington’s estate Mount Vernon. The study identifies context sensitive solutions that make the road safer and protect the scenic and historic values that justify the parkway’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. This project would advance the goals of the study by implementing new lane markings and pilot access management options. This project would advance the goals of the study to identify context sensitive solutions that make the road safer for drivers and vulnerable road users and protect the scenic and historic values that justify the parkway’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. This funding proposal focuses on drainage repairs, striping, and sealing along the parkway from the City of Alexandria to Belle Haven Park. The project will improve safety for motorists as well as vulnerable road users utilizing and crossing the Parkway by ensuring that lane markings are clearly distinguishable and degraded drainage surfaces and grates are stabilized.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: THUD/HUD/Economic Development Initiatives
Project Name: Electric School Bus and associated electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Recipient: City of Falls Church 
Address: 150 S. Washington St., Ste. 400, Falls Church, VA 22046
Amount Requested: $396,227
Project Description and Explanation: The City of Falls Church and Falls Church City Public Schools are requesting funding for one electric school bus and associated electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure (to provide for a phase 2 set up to four buses), to realize energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction benefits of electric school buses. The City is an ideal location to demonstrate all of the advantages of electric vehicle adoption on a small scale, in a challenging environment that can prove the benefits. The proposed location of the charging station is one block from key infrastructure: two city schools, legacy commercial and residential real-estate, a major, new 10 acre commercial development already slated for construction, and further large developments in the future. The City is well-known for its commitment to high quality public education, and community members are exceptionally engaged in the schools. Many parents move to this area specifically for the schools, and are willing to pay more in housing costs to do so. That does not mean, however, that they are not cost-conscious. Reduced lifecycle and operating costs for school buses would allow more funding to go to academic programs. The health benefits to our children from cleaner air and reduced noise in and around the buses also resonate strongly in a community rated one of the healthiest in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Environmental sustainability and resilience are core values of our community, and Falls Church City Public Schools is an active partner in the City s goals. Our curriculum and outreach programs influence our students to understand the social and technical aspects of our use of energy resources. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior/ Environmental Protection Agency - State and Tribal Assistance Grants/CWSRF
Project Name: Lincoln Avenue Stormwater Project
Recipient: City of Falls Church 
Address: 300 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
Amount Requested: $400,000
Project Description and Explanation: The City of Falls Church section of Lincoln Avenue is currently lacking underground stormwater infrastructure, forcing stormwater to travel in the roadway. This runoff frequently overtops the curb and floods residential houses. This project will reduce flooding of streets and houses due to stormwater overtopping curbs by adding underground detention, piping, regrading, and curb modifications to detain and redirect flows away from homes. Lincoln Ave is a major transportation thoroughfare intersecting the Tripps Run waterway, which is in an Army Corps Protected Floodplain and serves as a conduit connecting Northwest portions of the City contiguous with Fairfax and other small areas located in the East of the City contiguous with Arlington County. This project will capture, manage, and treat stormwater originating upstream in Fairfax County as well as provide treatment and water quality benefits to stormwater discharges downstream destined for the Tripps Run floodplain and adjacent Fairfax County.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: THUD/ DOT/Local Transportation Priorities (Pedestrian/Bike)
Project Name: Pohick Road Sidewalk (I-95 to Richmond Highway)
Recipient: Fairfax County Government 
Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Project Description and Explanation: The project will construct missing links of the sidewalk on the roadway between I-95 and Richmond Highway (US Route 1).  By building the missing sidewalks, this project will improve multimodal mobility along this roadway.  The project connects high density residential neighborhoods to Richmond Highway and significant public transit service that runs along Richmond Highway, improving mobility and access to jobs for the community.   
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: LHHS/HRSA
Project Name: Regional Projects Data Warehouse
Recipient: Fairfax County Government 
Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Amount Requested: $800,000
Project Description and Explanation: Funding will be used to establish a Regional Projects Data Warehouse and the integration and interface connecting platform for all data sources to share their data as required by federal and state laws. This initiative would allow for greater interoperability and client continuity of care. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Regional Projects office is the fiscal agent for projects supporting clients in Region 2, which includes Community Services Boards (CSBs) in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Alexandria, and Arlington. The management and reporting from these projects to the state requires pulling data from multiple sources throughout the region including CSBs, private and state hospitals, the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute (NVMHI), and other relevant providers. The overwhelming data reporting requirements would benefit greatly from the establishment of a Regional Projects Data Warehouse that allows data to be reported using business intelligence tools as well as efficient and timely reporting. This data warehouse capability would also allow greater flexibility for dissecting data in multiple ways to evaluate the effectiveness and benefit of programs being administered under the Regional Projects umbrella. Utilizing a regional data warehouse would increase the reliability and cadence in which data will be reported to the State, which would allow for timely decision making. This initiative would also allow for greater interoperability and client continuity of care. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Here