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COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS

 

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:

  • Congresswoman Leger Fernández will NOT accept CPF requests for projects outside of NM-03.
  • 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 Congresswoman Leger Fernández 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.

The deadline for submitting project requests to Congresswoman Leger Fernández is COB March 31, 2021. 

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 Congresswoman Leger Fernández 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: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies/Agriculture/ReConnect Program

Project Name: Broadband for Española 

Recipient: City of Española

Address: 405 N. Paseo de Oñate, Española, New Mexico 87532

Amount Requested: $1,172,675

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for installing 30, five-gigahertz signal distribution points—antennas that will send and receive wireless signal—at nine sites to provide highspeed, fixed wireless service to Española residents and businesses. The establishment of this network of antennas will make highspeed, wireless Internet available to at least 5,000 homes and 380 businesses in our community. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies/Agriculture/Community Facilities Grants

Project Name: Gallinas River Park 

Recipient: Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance

Address: 289 County Road A2, Sapello, New Mexico 87745

Amount Requested: $969,580.38

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for the revitalization of Gallinas park. The project would create climate change solutions with carbon sequestration, flood mitigation and community resilience to drought.  Moreover, it would promote a healthy environment that enlivens our rural community with a strong connection to the land. A revitalized Park would feed our communities’ spirit with outdoor recreation opportunities accessible to all.  This nature-based park would demonstrate green infrastructure to treat stormwater and reduce urban temperatures. Finally, it would spur our economy with sustainable rural development that honors our history and culture.  

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies/Agriculture/Community Facilities Grants

Project Name: San Felipe Community Center 

Recipient: Pueblo of San Felipe 

Address: 127 Hagen Road, San Felipe, New Mexico 87001

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for the construction of a new community center. This center would be used for several community functions. For example, it would provide WIFI for students on the Pueblo who often broadband connectivity. In addition, the new facility would include classrooms where youth and elders take part in intergenerational cultural sessions to preserve the Keresan language. Finally, the new Council Chambers will help to provide a more efficient government with space big enough to accommodate administrative staff. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Energy and Water/Interior/Bureau of Reclamation

Project Name: Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project 

Recipient: Bureau of Reclamation (non-federal sponsors: New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, City of Gallup)

Address: 1235 La Plata Highway, Farmington, NM 87401

Amount Requested: $11 million

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for supporting the operations, maintenance, and continued development of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP). The NGWSP was authorized by Congress in 2009 to provide sustainable potable water to the rural communities within and around the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the City of Gallup in northwestern New Mexico. In the 21st century, nobody should live without access to running water. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies/Education/Elementary and Secondary Education

Project Name: Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) and Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) mentoring services and social programs

Recipient: Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) and Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) 

Address: BBBS of Central New Mexico located at 308 N. Locke Ave., Farmington, New Mexico 87401; BBBS of the Mountain Region located at 1229 S. ST Francis DR # C, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505; and the BGC of Central New Mexico located at 4600 Sundt RD NE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124. 

Amount Requested: $215,660

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used to provide group and one-to-one mentoring services and programs that promote social-emotional learning to at-risk K-12 youth in Sandoval, San Juan, and Santa Fe counties. BBBS would recruit and screen high school-aged and adult volunteer mentors to engage youth in programs that cultivate the skills they need to excel in school and later in life. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies/Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration

Project Name: Roosevelt Special Hospital Expansion 

Recipient: Roosevelt Special Hospital

Address: 42121 W. Hwy 70 in Portales, NM 88130

Amount Requested: $930,000

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for purchasing land and funding construction of a clinic expansion.  This would allow Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinics to expand primary and specialty care services in the rural and underserved area of Clovis, New Mexico.  It would also include constructing a facility to house lab and X-ray diagnostics. Funding would also support monthly visits for behavioral health and pediatric services from the Portales, New Mexico clinic into Clovis, New Mexico.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies/Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration

Recipient: San Juan College

Address: 4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM 87402

Amount Requested: $1,080,250

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for the establishment of an on-site student health center that would provide medical and mental health care and support. A Student Health Center would bring preventative and immediate care, as well as counseling, health education and outreach to the College’s students. Students learn better when they are healthy and are more likely to persist and succeed. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies/Department of Housing and Urban Development/Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Broadband Expansion for the Curry County Fairgrounds

Recipient: Curry County

Address: 417 Gidding Street, Suite 100, Clovis, NM 88101

Amount Requested: $250,000

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used to design, purchase, and install an expanded WiFi network at the Curry County Fairgrounds. This expansion would provide broadband connectivity to underserved families and children in the community. Further, it would allow the fairgrounds to host more events and livestream those events to reach more people. This project would help to spur growth in the region. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies/Department of Housing and Urban Development/Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Historic Taos County Courthouse 

Recipient: Taos County

Address: 105 Albright Street, Suite I, Taos, NM 87571

Amount Requested: $1,263,973

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used to rehabilitate the Historic Taos County Courthouse. It would encompass numerous elements from stabilizing the building shell to providing ADA access to installing energy-efficient equipment. Further, the rehabilitation would make the building, including its WPA murals, more accessible to the local businesses and residents for educational activities, meetings, and events. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies/Department of Housing and Urban Development/Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Santa Fe Public Housing Re-Roofing Project 

Recipient: Santa Fe County - Housing Authority

Address: 52 Camino de Jacobo Santa Fe, NM 87507

Amount Requested: $1,044,172.80

Project Description and Explanation: The funding would be used for a re-roofing project for Public Housing rental units and facilities owned and operated by the Santa Fe County Housing Authority. This project is critical to ensure the structural integrity and safety of our public housing rental units, and to further promote the Housing Authority’s mission statement of providing safe and decent housing for the low-income residents of Santa Fe County. The benefits of this project include providing safety for our residents, increased emergency efficiency for our units, and access to affordable housing for the residents of Santa Fe County. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here