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Ahead Of Vice President Harris’ Event In Falls Church, Beyer Submits Community Project Requests To Fund Northern Virginia Initiatives

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2023 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country.

All of Beyer’s FY22 requests were fully funded by appropriations legislation signed into law in March, including a request on behalf of Falls Church for an electric school bus and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Later today Beyer will welcome Vice President Kamala Harris, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu to Falls Church for an event touting investments in clean school buses funded by bipartisan legislation including the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“Each of the Community Project Funding requests I submitted on behalf of Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax would benefit local initiatives in our community,” said Beyer. “The projects for which I requested funding would build on previous funding I secured to improve pedestrian and bicycle routes, support new EV charging stations and green infrastructure, mitigate flooding risks and improve sewer infrastructure, and support full deployment of body-worn cameras for the Alexandria Police Department. New requests would also fund mental health resources, affordable housing amenities, efforts to alleviate food insecurity, help bridge the digital divide, and provide emergency assistance to Afghan evacuees in Northern Virginia. These are worthy projects deserving of federal funding.”

New rules adopted by the House of Representatives allow each Representative to submit funding requests for up to 15 projects within their district for FY23, without any guarantee of approval. Project requests must fall within a limited scope of federal accounts and direct funds to state and local government and select non-profits, and each Member must certify that they and their family have no financial interest in any project for which they request funding.

Beyer’s FY23 CPF requests follow below, with full details including accounts, disclosures, and Beyer’s letters to House Appropriations Committee explaining the requests available here.

Recipient: ALIVE!, Inc.
Amount of request: $1.5 million
Request explanation: The Alexandria Community Food Resource Center.

Recipient: Arlington County
Amount of request: $1 million
Request explanation: Integrated Gray/Green Infrastructure for Public Streets.

Recipient: Arlington County
Amount of request: $2 million
Request explanation: Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Pipe Rehabilitation – Columbia Pike/ Sparrow Pond section of the Four Mile Run Interceptor.

Recipient: Arlington County
Amount of request: $1.68 million
Request explanation: Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Pipe Rehabilitation - Rosslyn Area of Potomac Interceptor.

Recipient: Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)
Amount of request: $1,498,593
Request explanation: Oakwood Senior Residences – Exterior Amenities.

Recipient: City of Alexandria
Amount of request: $1.5 million
Request explanation: Alexandria City AHDC Arlandria Housing+ Project.

Recipient: City of Alexandria
Amount of request: $1.12 million
Request explanation: Notabene Drive, Four Mile Rd., and Old Dominion Blvd. Flood Mitigation Project, Arlandria.

Recipient: City of Alexandria -  
Amount of request:
$1 million
Request explanation:
Full Deployment of Body-Worn Cameras In the Alexandria Police Department.

Recipient: City of Falls Church
Amount of request: $1.5 million
Request explanation: Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Improvements.

Recipient: City of Falls Church
Amount of request: : $600,000
Request explanation:
Green Vehicle Fleet Upgrade and Replacement.

Recipient: Fairfax County
Amount of request:
$1.93 million
Request explanation:
The Lee District Community Center Facility Renovations.

Recipient: Fairfax County
Amount of request:
$1.7 million
Request explanation:
The Behavioral Health Care Provider Incentive Program.

Recipient: Fairfax County
Amount of request:
$1 million
Request explanation:
Bridging the Digital Divide for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Program.

Recipient: Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC)
Amount of request: $2 million
Request explanation: Envision Route 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

Recipient: The Tahirih Justice Center
Amount of request: $1,225,438.64
Request explanation:
The Northern Virginia Afghan Asylee Support Center.