Community Project Funding Requests

GENERAL:

Community Project Funding Requests:

Rep. O'Halleran has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Arizona's First Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. 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. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. O'Halleran has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

Projects are listed in Alphabetical Order by Project Recipient:

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Project Name: Ak-Chin Indian Community Police Department Equipment Modernization

Request Amount: $500,000.00

Intended Recipient: Ak-Chin Indian Community Police Department, 45525 West Farrell Road, Maricopa, Arizona 85139

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: This request will be used to purchase equipment to enhance individual officer preparedness and response to the unpredictable and fluid environment of Tribal law enforcement. This is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it improves public safety on an American Indian Reservation.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

Project Name: Army Corps of Engineers Little Colorado River, Winslow, AZ

Request Amount: $750,000.00

Intended Recipient: Army Corps of Engineers, 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter 

Explanation of the request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the Army Corps of Engineers and Navajo County to complete a Design Agreement for the Lower Colorado River, Winslow, AZ project. Completion of the Design Agreement will allow the project to progress.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

Project Name: Army Corps of Engineers McCormick Wash, Globe, AZ

Request Amount: $750,000.00

Intended Recipient: Army Corps of Engineers, 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will allow the Amy Corps of Engineers to begin a feasibility study of the McCormick Wash Project in Globe, Arizona. The wash is in need of repair and until it is completed Globe faces increased flooding risk.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development

Project Name: City of Flagstaff, Home energy retrofit program for low-income and vulnerable families

Request Amount: $750,000.00

Intended Recipient: City of Flagstaff, 211 West Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: This request is intended to enable the City of Flagstaff to retrofit between 80 and 120 homes for low income and vulnerable families. These retrofits will provide two benefits, improving the affordability of housing in the city, and reducing the amount of energy used during Flagstaff’s cold winters and hot summers. This is a valuable use of taxpayers funds because it will enable a rapidly growing community to address the needs of vulnerable communities.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development

Project Name: Gila River Indian Community Traffic Sign Replacement

Request Amount: $915,000.00

Intended Recipient: Gila River Indian Community, 525 West Gu u Ki P.O. Box 97, Sacaton, Arizona 85147

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: This request is intended to enable the Gila River Indian Community to replace signage that does not meet the requirements of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. This is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it improves traffic safety and addresses goals of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona’s Tribal Safety Plan Project for the Community.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Project Name: Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water Hauling

Request Amount: $500,000.00

Intended Recipient: Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency, PO Box 339, Window Rock, AZ 86515

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: This request will allow the Navajo Nation EPA to make regular deliveries of drinking water to remote homes that do not have a connection to a larger water system. This is a wise use of taxpayer funds because it will provide access to clean water for homes that don’t otherwise have it. Access to clean water is critical to community health.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Project Name: Pinal County Christensen Road and Lower Magma Drainage improvements

Request Amount: $ 650,000.00

Intended Recipient: Pinal County, 31 Pinal Street, Florence, Arizona 85132

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: Christensen road is the only access for residential properties and agricultural land for a small community near Coolidge, Arizona. The road crosses the Lower Magma Channel at-grade, meaning that access is cut-off during and after stormwater runoff events. All-weather access is needed for the area to improve public safety and to provide emergency services. The proposed project will construct drainage and roadway improvements at the Lower Magma Channel cross in order to remedy the situation. This is a wise use of taxpayer funds because it improves public safety and reduces danger during flooding events.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Project Name: Pinal County Emergency Operations Center

Request Amount: $250,000.00

Intended Recipient: Pinal County, 31 Pinal Street, Florence, Arizona 85132

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: This request is intended to enable Pinal County to build out an Emergency Operations Center that can be used to coordinate a response to emergency situations. This is a wise use of taxpayer dollars because it will improve response to emergency situations like wildfires or floods.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Project Name: San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Carlos Apache College Library/Computer Center

Request Amount: $871,500.00

Intended Recipient: San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Carlos Apache College, PO Box 344, San Carlos, Arizona 85550

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: This request will allow San Carlos Apache College to renovate, equip, and staff a library and computer center. This is a wise use of federal funds because it will expand higher education in a historically underserved community.

 

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Project Name: ​Town of Superior, AZ, Workforce, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Center

Request Amount: $2,000,000.00

Intended Recipient: Town of Superior, Arizona, 199 Lobb Avenue, Superior, Arizona 85173

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Explanation of the request: This request will allow Superior to create an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center to stimulate new businesses, a workforce training center to train residents in the high-paying skilled trades in demand in the local industry, and a full-service multigenerational center to attract workers to new industry jobs and to live in the community. This is a wise use of taxpayer funds because it will stimulate economic growth in a rural community with limited resources.

 

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE:

Member Designated Projects:

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced March 3, 2021, that the Committee will accept requests for Member Designated Projects to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation under a reformed process that includes new transparency measures.

Project Requirements:

The Committee requires all Member submissions to include the following information for each project requested:

  • Documentation of whether the project is on the State, Tribal, or territorial transportation improvement program (STIP); and on the metropolitan transportation improvement program (TIP), if applicable
  • Sources of funding for the full share of the cost of the project beyond the amount requested
  • Letter(s) of support from the State department of transportation, or local government, transit agency, or other non-Federal sponsor
  • A description of the process that has been or will be followed to provide an opportunity for public comment on the project
  • Project phase (e.g. Planning, Final Design, Construction)
  • NEPA category of action (e.g. Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Statement)
  • Status of environmental review
  • Whether the project has received Federal funding previously, and if so the source and amount
  • Certification that the Member, their spouse, and other immediate family members do not have a financial interest in the project

More information can be found here: https://transportation.house.gov/committee-activity/issue/member-designated-projects

Please note: The Committee’s Member Designated Projects process is separate from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for Community Funding Project requests.

Projects are listed in Alphabetical Order by Project Sponsor:

*indicates project also submitted by another Member of Congress

Project Sponsor: Apache County

Project Name: MP7.5 ‐ US180A ‐ CR5020 Concho –Snowflake Highway Cold‐In‐Place‐Recycle

Location: County Route 5020, Concho, Arizona 85924

Requested Amount: $1.5 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of Casa Grande

Project Name: Peters Road Widening*

Location: Peters Rd. from Thornton Rd. to Burris Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85193

Requested Amount: $5 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of Flagstaff

Project Name: Lone Tree Corridor

Location: Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Requested Amount: $8 million

 

Project Sponsor: Gila River Indian Community, Arizona Department of Transportation, and Maricopa Council of Governments

Project Name: Interstate 10 Widening*

Location: I-10, Loop 202 to SR 387, Phoenix, Arizona

Requested Amount: $20 million

 

Project Sponsor: Hopi Tribe

Project Name: HIR 2(12) Leupp Road

Location: Leupp Road, Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona

Requested Amount: $2 million

 

Project Sponsor: Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority

Project Name: Electric Bus Infrastructure*

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

Requested Amount: $1.4 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of Page

Project Name: US89/ Lake Powell BLVD Roundabout

Location: US89 and North Lake Powell BLVD, Page, Arizona 86040

Requested Amount: $4.7 million

 

Project Sponsor: City of St. Johns

Project Name: 15th North Street Overlay Project

Location: 15th North Street between 13th West and 24th Street, St Johns, Arizona 85936

Requested Amount: $500,000

 

Project Sponsor: Yavapai Apache Nation

Project Name: Expansion of Yavapai-Apache Public Transit to Prescott & Phoenix

Location: Yavapai County, Arizona 86332

Requested Amount: $264,000