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Community Project Funding

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announced in February 2021 that the House of Representatives will accept Member requests for Community Project Funding in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year. Community Projects Funding are congressional provisions that direct funds toward a specific project within a community. Community Project Funding allows Members to put their deep, first-hand understanding of the needs of their communities to work to help the people we represent and will make Congress more responsive to the people.

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. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. The request period for FY2022 has closed.


Transparency

  • All requests submitted by Congressman Quigley to the Appropriations Committee are posted below. In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Quigley has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

Projects Requested

Quigley’s press release announcing his selections for Community Project Funding submission can be found HERE.

Listed below are the ten projects Congressman Quigley has submitted to the House Appropriations Committee. Projects are listed in alphabetical order:

Center on Halsted Youth Housing Program

  • This project will allow the Center on Halsted to enhance its Youth Housing Program through the acquisition and renovation of transitional housing for Chicago’s LGBTQ+ and ally youth who are experiencing homelessness, violence, and trauma, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth of color. Enhanced housing will contribute to the success and independence of LGBTQ+ and allied youth as well as the revitalization of local neighborhoods where the housing is located.
  • The sponsor for this project is Center on Halsted and is located at 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613.
  • Requested amount: $1,000,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Chicago COPS Integrated Intelligence Strategy Program

  • This project would support the equipment to increase capacity, accuracy, and coordination of intelligence gathering with other law enforcement partners, including the FBI in particular. The equipment for Integrated Intelligence Strategy program will enable the Department to proactively inform decision making for investigative efforts and support the Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSC) that occur in districts with the goal of passing more intelligence to aid enterprise investigations at Homan Square and inform command staff via Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC).
  • The sponsor for this project is the City of Chicago, Chicago Police Department and is located at 3510 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60653.
  • Requested amount: $500,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Chicago Public Schools

  • This project directs funds to schools that would significantly benefit from capital improvement investments targeting specific needs of each institution. By enhancing the physical environment students will be able to better engage in the school’s academic programming. Specifically, it will allow a STEM school to modernize a STEM lab; a Fine and Performing Arts program to update the flexible performing art space; and investments in classroom technology and furniture for students to engage in a choice-based learning environment tailored to their needs. Eligible schools include Talcott Elementary School (ES) for Fine and Performing Arts, Tubman ES for Fine and Performing Arts, Ravenswood ES for Fine and Performing Art, Pritzker ES for Fine and Performing Arts, Otis ES for Personalized Learning, and De Diego ES for Personalized Learning.
  • The sponsor for this project is Chicago Public Schools and is located at 42 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60622.
  • Requested amount: $495,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Critical Infrastructure Improvements for Visitor Safety, Animal Welfare, and Energy Efficiency at Lincoln Park Zoo

  • This project will upgrade the Lincoln Park Zoo’s infrastructure to enhance visitor safety, lessen the zoo’s environmental impact, and improve the security and well-being of resident animals and staff. Infrastructure improvements include upgrading the zoo’s HVAC system, structural improvements to the Regenstein African Journey building and the walkway leading to the McCormick Bird House, and implementing additional crosswalks, movable bollards, light poles, and a drop-off lane in the zoo’s East Gate parking lot to improve visitor safety and ease parking lot traffic.
  • The sponsor for this project is Lincoln Park Zoological Society and is located at 2400 N Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614.
  • Requested amount: $1,000,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Grand Avenue and George Street Traffic Safety Enhancement, Franklin Park

  • This project will result in the installment of a traffic signal at the intersection of Grand Avenue and George Street in the Village of Franklin Park. The traffic signal will improve the safety of the intersection, which is located along one of the village’s busiest commercial corridors and provide economic and mobility benefits to the area.
  • The sponsor for this project is the Village of Franklin Park and is located at 9500 Belmont Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131.
  • Requested amount: $650,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Illinois Masonic Dental Clinic

  • This project will enable Advocate Aurora Health, Illinois’ primary provider of oral health care for residents with special needs, to better provide for patients in a centralized setting at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. For patients with medically-complex diagnoses, or for those with special needs (including developmental disabilities), sedation is often required during dental care; funds designated for this project will be used to build anesthesia suites and outpatient procedure rooms at the Advocate Illinois Masonic facility. In addition, the development of outpatient anesthesia spaces will supplement existing training for dental anesthesia residents and promote workforce development to meet demand from patients requiring this type of care.
  • The sponsor for this project is Advocate Aurora Health and is located at 913 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657.
  • Requested amount: $300,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Lincoln Park ADA Accessibility

  • This project provides funding for comprehensive repaving of pedestrian pathways in Lincoln Park that follow ADA guidance.
  • The sponsor for this project is the Chicago Park District and is located at 541 North Fairbanks, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.
  • Requested amount: $1,000,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Night Ministry

  • The Night Ministry serves thousands of Chicagoans annually who are experiencing poverty and homelessness, proving access to health care and housing to those most in need. Among the programs operated by the organization is the Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus, which six nights a week, serves individuals experiencing homelessness across several neighborhoods of the city. Funds provided for this project would enable the Night Ministry to purchase a new Health Outreach Bus, which would include a private exam room, private space for medical testing or meeting with social workers, as well as a hospitality area and restroom.
  • The sponsor for this project is The Night Ministry and is located at 1735 N Ashland Ave Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622.
  • Requested amount: $279,780
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Stormwater Improvement Project, Elmhurst

  • This project will provide flooding relief and improve water quality for City of Elmhurst residents through the implementation of new underground stormwater detention infrastructure.
  • The sponsor for this project is City of Elmhurst and is located at 209 N. York St, City of Elmhurst, IL.
  • Requested amount: $2,000,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

West Grand Avenue - Highway/Rail Grade Separation, Elmwood Park

  • This project will create a grade separation of the West Grand Avenue Highway and the Metra rail tracks to improve the safety, mobility, and environmental impacts of the intersection. The Grand Avenue crossing continues to see a high number of car and train accidents and is currently ranked the sixth most likely train crossing to have a collision out of 7,920 crossings in the State of Illinois by the Federal Railroad Administration.
  • The sponsor for this project is the Village of Elmwood Park and is located at 11 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707.
  • Requested amount: $1,300,000
  • Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Additional FY2022 Community Project Funding Guidance By House Appropriations Subcommittee

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities
    • BEST FOR: Scientific researchers; local research universities.
  • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants
    • BEST FOR: Nonprofit organizations and local governments located in qualified rural areas.
  • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants
    • BEST FOR: Local governments and nonprofit organizations that meet eligibility requirements. 

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Commerce, Justice, Science

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments; local law enforcement agencies.
  • COPS Technology and Equipment
    • BEST FOR: Local governments; local law enforcement agencies.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--Operations, Research, and Facilities
    • BEST FOR: Local research universities; other research institutions; state and local governments.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Safety, Security and Mission Services
    • BEST FOR: Local nonprofit colleges and universities; K-12 local education agencies; research institutions; local STEM education and workforce training programs.

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Defense

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Army
    • BEST FOR: Local research universities; national labs.
  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Navy
    • BEST FOR: Local research universities; national labs.
  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Air Force
    • BEST FOR: Local research universities; national labs.
  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Space Force
    • BEST FOR: Local research universities; national labs.
  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Defense-Wide
    • BEST FOR: Local research universities; national labs.

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Energy and Water Development

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts: 

Corps of Engineers:

  • Investigations
  • Construction
  • Mississippi River and Tributaries
  • Operation and Maintenance

(BEST FOR: Facilitators of authorized projects and their partners)

Bureau of Reclamation:

  • Water and Related Resources

(BEST FOR: Facilitators of authorized projects and their partners)

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Financial Services and General Government

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Small Business Administration
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments; local community colleges, local nonprofit organizations.
  • Small Business Initiatives
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments; local community colleges, local nonprofit organizations.

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Homeland Security

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Assistance accounts:

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments.
  • Nonprofit Security Grants
    • BEST FOR: Houses of worship; local school systems; local nonprofit colleges and universities; community and charitable organizations; museums and arts organizations; hospitals and medical clinics. 
  • Emergency Operations Center Grants
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments.

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Interior, Environment

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Federal land acquisitions through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (Note: The Subcommittee will accept requests for these community projects after the release of the full President’s budget.).
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments and park districts; nonprofit organizations with ownership of land to be conserved.
  • Environmental Protection Agency State and Tribal Assistance Grants for certain water infrastructure projects.
    • BEST FOR: Local governments; owners of nonprofit sewer and drinking water infrastructure.
  • Certain State and Private Forestry projects within the U.S. Forest Service.
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments; state and local parks services; nonprofit organizations with ownership of private forestland.

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Related Agencies

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Department of Labor—Employment and Training Administration—Training and Employment Services
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments; local community colleges; local workforce development agencies; nonprofit job training centers; education providers.
  • Department of Health and Human Services—Health Resources and Services Administration—Program Management
    • BEST FOR: Local nonprofit hospitals; public health departments; health centers and clinics; skilled nursing facilities; mental health centers; facilities for schools of medicine, nursing or other health professions; and medical research laboratories. 
  • Department of Health and Human Services—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—Health Surveillance and Program Support
    • BEST FOR: Community health centers; public health departments; nonprofit mental and behavioral health service providers and treatment centers (inpatient and outpatient); local governments; nonprofit organizations providing mental and behavioral health services and/or outreach to youth, homeless, or other high-risk populations; and local public colleges and universities.   
  • Department of Education—Innovation and Improvement
    • BEST FOR: State and local education agencies (including local school districts); local nonprofit colleges and universities; other local education nonprofit organizations.
  • Department of Education—Higher Education
    • BEST FOR: Local nonprofit colleges and universities; other local education nonprofit organizations.

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Military Construction accounts under the Department of Defense
    • Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction-Active Components:
      • BEST FOR: Facilitators of Active Components (Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and Defense-Wide Agencies) projects that have been submitted to Congress by the Secretary for Defense or his/her designee through the Future Year Defense Program (FYDP), Unfunded Requirements/Unfunded Priorities Lists (UFRs/UPLs), or cost-to-complete lists (CTCs).
    • Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction-Reserve Components
      • BEST FOR: Facilitators of Reserve Components (Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, and Air Force Reserve) projects that have been submitted to Congress by the Secretary for Defense or his/her designee through the Future Year Defense Program (FYDP), Unfunded Requirements/Unfunded Priorities Lists (UFRs/UPLs), or cost-to-complete lists (CTCs).

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.

Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development

The Subcommittee will only accept Community Project Funding requests in these accounts:

  • Department of Transportation - Local Transportation Priorities
    • BEST FOR: State and local governments; metropolitan planning organizations; local transportation agencies; local parks services.
  • Department of Transportation - Airport Improvement Program (AIP)
    • BEST FOR: Local airports. 
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development - Economic Development Initiative (EDI)
    • BEST FOR: Local governments and agencies; local housing authorities; local small business development organizations; and other nonprofit community organizations. 

Additional guidance with specific information about these accounts can be found here.