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 Congresswoman Castor to the House Appropriations Committee are posted below. In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Castor has certified that her, her spouse, and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested. Submission of a project does not guarantee that the project will be funded.

Projects Requested

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

Listed below are the ten allowed projects Congresswoman Castor has submitted for consideration to the House Appropriations Committee. Projects are listed in alphabetical order:

AI/Machine Learning to Accelerate Cancer Research – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

·       This funding will be used to leverage already existing data and allow scientists at Moffitt to translate greater understanding of the complexities of cancer into novel prevention, early detection and treatment to help improve outcomes for cancer patients throughout the U.S.

·       The sponsor for this project is H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc located at 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL, 33612.

·       Requested amount: $2,587,500

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Connectivity for Prosperity – Tampa Housing Authority

·       This project will increase access to in-home reliable and high-speed internet in Tampa affordable housing communities, opening additional opportunities for education and training, employment and communication with medical providers, cultural groups and world events.

·       The sponsor for this project is the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa located at 5301 West Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33607.

·       Requested amount: $520,000

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

COPS Technology Enhancements (Digital Storage of Body Cam footage) – the City of Tampa

·       The new technology that will be acquired by this funding will provide the tools needed to improve access to body worn camera data for Tampa Police Department staff and the public, and will ensure that critical data is uploaded and evaluated as quickly as possible at the scene of an incident.

·       The sponsor for this project is the City of Tampa located at 306 East Jackson Street, Tampa, FL 33602.

·       Requested amount: $381,275

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Cultural Campus Warehouse Renovation and Site Work – University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc.

·       This site in the University Area will serve as a hub connecting community residents with anchored partners who will provide services and initiatives to improve the quality of life for area neighbors.

·       The sponsor for this project is the University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. located at 14013 N 22nd St Tampa, FL 33613.

·       Requested amount: $2,125,804

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Enhancing STEM Teacher Preparation in the Tampa Bay region – the University of South Florida

·       The funding would be used to prepare STEM teachers and creating a pipeline of STEM teachers to Hillsborough County Public Schools and other local school districts.

·       The sponsor for this project is the University of South Florida, located at 4202 E. Fowler Ave, CGS 401, Tampa FL 33620.

·       Requested amount: $1,000,000

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

Fair Oaks Redevelopment Senior Center – the City of Tampa

·       This project will connect Tampa seniors with vital community services that help them stay healthy and independent as well as provide them with access to inclusive culture programs.

·       The sponsor for this project is the City of Tampa located at 306 East Jackson St. Tampa, FL 33602.

·       Requested amount: $1,000,000

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure letter.

The Hand Up Program – the Urban League of Hillsborough County, Inc

·       This funding will help engage students who age out of school to link them with training and paid pre-apprenticeship initiatives in the Tampa Bay area.

·       The sponsor for this project is the Urban League of Hillsborough County, Inc located at 1250 Ray Charles Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602.

·       Requested amount: $300,000

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure.

Mariposa Women’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital – Mental Health Care, Inc (Gracepoint)

·       This project will fund 24 additional psychiatric beds for women in our community to address a significant shortfall in capacity and provide critically needed psychiatric services to thousands of women annually.

·       The sponsor for this project is Mental Health Care, Inc (Gracepoint) located at 5707 North 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida 33610.

·       Requested amount: $2,490,651

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure.

Tampa Harbor General Reevaluation Report – Port Tampa Bay

·       Port Tampa Bay is a critical economic engine for the region, responsible (in 2019) for a $17.2 billion impact and supporting more than 85,000 direct and indirect jobs. A deeper draft will enable Port Tampa Bay to sustain the continued growth in global commerce, therefore furthering economic development and jobs growth for west central Florida and the State of Florida.

·       The sponsor for this project is Port Tampa Bay located at 1101 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.

·       Requested amount: $800,000

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure.

Town N' Country Septic-to-Sewer – Hillsborough County

·       This project will fund the replacement of legacy septic tanks to increase water quality in our community.

·       The sponsor for this project is is Hillsborough County located at 601 E Kennedy Blvd, 24th Floor Tampa, FL 33602.

·       Requested amount: $1,000,000

·       Click HERE to read the required financial disclosure.