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 Hayes will NOT accept CPF requests for projects outside of CT-05.
  • 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 Hayes 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.
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.

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 Hayes 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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  • Project Name: Avon Sidewalk Replacement
  • Request Amount: $424,000
  • Intended Recipient: Town of Avon
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used for the second and final phase of sidewalk replacements along West Avon Road, Country Club Road, and Scoville Road and includes the replacement of 5,580 linear feet of sidewalk. Four of Avon’s five public schools are located in the project area and will be directly served by the sidewalks. The project will also service the secondary village center development that was created as a neighborhood business zoning district in the 1960s, facilitate easier and safer access to the Sycamore Hills recreation complex, and link West Avon Road to the 4.8 miles of the Farmington Valley Greenway that run through town via Scoville Road.

 

  • Project Name: Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction
  • Request Amount: $3,750,000
  • Intended Recipient: Town of Cornwall
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 26 Pine Street, West Cornwall, CT 06796
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used for the planning, acquisition, and construction of a wastewater treatment facility in West Cornwall Village incorporating state-of-the-art technology to build an appropriately sized, affordable plant. The facility will serve commercial and residential buildings and be supported by users and by the town's annual budget.

 

  • Project Name: Former Thomas Aquinas High School Building Remediation and Demolition
  • Request Amount: $350,000
  • Intended Recipient: City of New Britain
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used to remediate and demolish the former Thomas Aquinas High School building, a blighted structure, and allow for the construction of owner-occupied housing that will serve as a keystone community development initiative in the city’s predominately low-income Eastside.

 

  • Project Name: Midnight Basketball with a Cop
  • Request Amount: $15,000
  • Intended Recipient: New Britain Police Department
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 10 Chestnut Street, New Britain, CT 06051
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because this initiative is critical to building trust and relationships between the police and the city's youth population. Funding would be used to pay officers their contractually obligated overtime to coordinate the event. The program is conducted during June, July and August and sees 125 kids attend these events on Friday and Saturday evenings.

 

  • Project Name: Northfield Firehouse Completion
  • Request Amount: $225,000
  • Intended Recipient: Northfield Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 12 Knife Shop Road, Northfield, CT 06778
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used to complete the second floor of the Northfield Firehouse. The second floor is designed to be used for training, meeting, exercise, restroom, uniform/firefighting bunker gear storage, and office space for the officers. Completion of the project will allow for greater focus on the primary job of providing emergency care, rescue, and firefighting for the residents of Northfield in the Town of Litchfield.

 

  • Project Name: Northwest Hills Regional Animal Control Facility Construction
  • Request Amount: $2,000,000
  • Intended Recipient: City of Torrington
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 140 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be ussed to expand and improve the animal control facility and guarantee professional animal control services for the municipalities currently in partnership with the city as well as the potential to accommodate the other 19 towns that comprise the Northwest Hills Council of Government.

 

  • Project Name: Parking Area Construction at Fairfield Hills
  • Request Amount: $480,000
  • Intended Recipient: Town of Newtown
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 23 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used to design and install systems and non-impervious parking areas to accommodate incremental and current parking demand on the Fairfield Hills Campus due to ever increasing activity, especially that which may be related to the renovation of historic abandoned brick buildings.

 

  • Project Name: Sharon Hospital: A Healthy and Sustainable 2025 Vision
  • Request Amount: $400,000
  • Intended Recipient: Sharon Hospital
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 50 Hospital Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used for telehealth and health information technology equipment to develop and deploy digital health technology solutions to support a 2025 vision. These enhancements will transform Sharon Hospital into a digital hub and expand how patients can access care close to home.

 

  • Project Name: Southbury Pedestrian Safety Improvements
  • Request Amount: $444,946
  • Intended Recipient: Town of Southbury
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used to improve walkability and non-motorist safety and mobility for the many school children in the center of town, older residents in the area, and aims to provide the necessary and adequate accessibility for all individuals at key locations in the center of Southbury.

 

  • Project Name: Wolcott Fixed Network Equipment (FNE) Upgrade
  • Request Amount: $3,200,000
  • Intended Recipient: Wolcott Police Department
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 225 Nichols Road, Wolcott, CT 06716
  • Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request: This project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because funding would be used for an upgrade of the existing dispatch console and radio system legacy components while resuing existing components that are still supportable and repairable. The town will leverage its existing investment in a Motorola system which will reduce the overall cost of migration to Motorola’s Astro® 25 IP simulcast system platform.