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FY 2022 Community Project Funding Requests

Community Project Funding

Community Project Funding (CPF) is a new initiative by the U.S. House of Representatives that will allow Members of Congress to request direct funding for fiscal year 2022 and thereafter for projects that benefit the communities they represent. CPF is separate from federal grants and funding apportioned by formula to states or awarded by federal agencies. 

The following projects, listed in alphabetical order by recipient, were submitted for FY22:

Project Name: Novel Analytical and Empirical Approaches to the Prediction and Monitoring of Disease Transmission
Request Amount: $1,500,000
Intended Recipient: American Museum of Natural History
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10011
Financial Disclosure
Purpose of Request: The project would increase our capacity to predict where disease outbreaks might occur and to effectively monitor disease-causing agents and their global spread, an endeavor vital for national security and to protect our troops against the spread of infectious disease.

Project Name: God’s Love We Deliver Client Relationship Management System
Request Amount: $760,000
Intended Recipient: God’s Love We Deliver, Inc
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
Purpose of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the organization to reach more vulnerable people with medically tailored meals and nutrition education, thereby reducing healthcare utilization and costs for a high use population.

Project Name: Hudson River Park Pedestrian Safety and Security Project  
Request Amount: $1,974,684
Intended Recipient: Hudson River Park Trust  
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 353 West St, New York, NY 10014
Financial Disclosure
Purpose of Request: The project would deploy permanent safety measures including bollards and gates to further reduce vulnerability and to install camera infrastructure with feeds to NYPD Counter Terrorism Bureau.

Project Name: Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center Expanded Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Request Amount: $351,274
Intended Recipient: Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, Inc.
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
Purpose of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the LGBTQ community experience higher rates of mental health challenges, which often co-occur with higher rates of substance abuse, greater risk of HIV/AIDS, and diminished access to medical care. The Center provides early intervention holistic and affirming care to address these challenges early and in a supportive manner.

Project Name: Brooklyn Parenting Center at Maimonides Medical Center 
Request Amount: $682,388
Intended Recipient: Maimonides Medical Center
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 4802 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
Purpose of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will fund a parenting center to provide support and care for the first 1,000 days of life. It will provide supportive services for families and individuals, the vast majority of whom are covered by Medicaid, from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday, which experts have identified as the most critical time for interventions to improve health outcomes, educational achievement, and economic productivity.

Project Name: Harborview Terrace Elevator Repair
Request Amount: $4,000,000
Intended Recipient: New York City Housing Authority
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Financial Disclosure
Purpose of Request: The project would modernize and replace five elevators in the Harborview Terrace development, which is a 15 story building home to nearly 1,000 low-income residents, many of whom are seniors, who have face inconsistent elevator service for years.

Project Name: NYU Prison Education Program Community Research Project
Request Amount: $306,501
Intended Recipient: New York University
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 655 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
Purpose of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will provide formerly incarcerated students valuable skills in social science research and reintegrate them into New York City while also engaging them in knowledge-creation to improve research methodologies, engage a wider range of subjects, and develop higher quality social science data.

Project Name: Tri-State Regional Transit Planning Initiative     
Request Amount: $1,400,000
Intended Recipient: Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 213 W 29th St, Suite 904, New York NY 10001  
Financial Disclosure
Purpose of Request: The project would bring together Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad together for coordinating planning efforts to facilitate the implementation of through-running service at New York Penn Station.

Project Name: High School Training Program for Small Business Accounting   
Request Amount: $134,000
Intended Recipient: Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 615 W 131st St, 6th Floor, Mail Code 8725, New York NY 10027-7922.
Financial Disclosure
Purpose of Request: The project would launch a new summer training program in accounting for low-income, first-generation, college-bound high school students from all over the Manhattan to meet small business owners’ need for accounting services and to provide students the skills to become accountants.

Project Name: Ryan Health Mental Health Facility Expansion
Request Amount: $2,247,000
Intended Recipient: William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc.
Street Address of Intended Recipient: 110 W. 97th St, New York, NY 10025
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
Purpose of Request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because constructing the new clinic would more than double the current space from 1500 square feet to 3600 square feet, thereby increasing the number of offices from seven to 10, adding two group therapy rooms, and a private registration area. This would dramatically increase mental health services access for the 50,000 low-income, medically underserved patients they serve each year.

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Opportunities for “Member Designated Projects” for the forthcoming surface transportation reauthorization (commonly referred to as the 5-year federal “Highway Bill”) will be available through the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  

Disclosures: “Member Designated Project” Requests Submitted (listed in alphabetical order)

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