Community 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.

All projects must meet the relevant statutory and administrative criteria for funding through the grant program under which it is submitted.

Congresswoman Garcia’s Projects Requested:

Project Name: HOPE Clinic – Aldine School-Based Clinic
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Intended Recipient: Asian American Health Coalition of the Greater Houston Area dba HOPE Clinic (AAHC)
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 7001 Corporate, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77036
Project Description: The funding would be used to develop a school-based clinic at Aldine Middle School. The clinic would deliver both physical and mental health services to the nearly 16,000 in the school’s feeder patterns.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: TXRX Labs Workforce Development for Manufacturing and Construction
Requested Amount: $ 542,863
Intended Recipient: TXRX Labs
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 6501 Navigation Blvd  Houston, TX 77011
Project Description: The project proposes to train more than 150 veterans and second-chance residents, and service another 75 adults through the apprenticeship programs. The youth STEM initiative will train over 500 local high school kids in innovative and relevant job skills for the future of our workforce.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: Early Childhood English Language Learner Initiative (ECELLI)
Requested Amount: $700,000
Intended Recipient: YMCA of Greater Houston
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 1331 Augusta Drive  Houston, Texas 77057
Project Description: The project proposes to create and pilot the Early Childhood English Language Learner Initiative/ECELLI that aims to support the success of English Learners enrolled in licensed childcare facilities and home childcare programs in underserved communities.  
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: Long-Covid Model System of Care
Requested Amount: $ 1,650,000
Intended Recipient: Baylor College of Medicine
Full street address of intended recipient: One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030
Project Description: The BCM Long-COVID Model System of Care will advance our understanding of this post-COVID-infection syndrome, while providing critical services to promote the full recovery and long-term care of everyone in the Texas 29th Congressional District and across the Houston community. In addition to the establishment of the physical clinic location, BCM will develop a secure and longitudinal database, maintained and analyzed by analytical experts in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, creating an indispensable resource to understand the varied impacts of Covid-19 on our multi-ethnic population and to determine how best to care for them.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: HVAC Chiller and Controls Update
Requested Amount: $2,600,000
Intended Recipient: Pasadena ISD
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 1515 Cherrybrook Pasadena, Texas 77502
Project Description: Students at Pasadena High School and South Houston High School will be provided updated HVAC that provides for better ventilation and is more conducive to a safer learning environment. Due to parts of the current system being obsolete that repair times are extended causing disruptions to learning.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: Increasing Access to Healthcare
Requested Amount: $220,000
Intended Recipient: El Centro De Corazon
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 412 Telephone Rd. Houston, TX 77023
Project Description: The funding would be used to expand the dental clinic by adding additional space and dental equipment. It would also be used to purchase flood pedestrian gates to prevent clinic flooding and ensure access to care during severe weather events.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: City of Galena Park Water Line and Fire Protection Improvements
Requested Amount: $ 4,483,905
Intended Recipient: City of Galena Park
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 2000 Clinton Drive Galena Park, Texas 77547
Project Description: This project would replace and upgrade the aging system and allow the city to guarantee delivery of potable water to residents and provide adequate fire water in case of fire.  The project would replace over 52,000 linear feet of water mains and install over 100 new fire hydrants for fire protection. 
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: City of Jacinto City South Side Water Main & Fire Hydrant Construction
Requested Amount: $997,365
Intended Recipient: City of Jacinto City
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 1301 Mercury Drive Jacinto City, Texas 77029
Project Description: This water infrastructure project will replace existing 80-year-old water mains serving a region from Market Street to Lane Street. This will yield a significant increase in water flow and pressure to ensure access to potable water and required water pressure for fire protection.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: The Houston Financial Empowerment Center
Requested Amount: $621,000
Intended Recipient: City of Houston
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002
Project Description: The HFEC launched in January 2020 as a free, on-demand, professional financial counseling service for all Houstonians regardless of income, employment status, or resident status. The professionally trained counselors help individuals manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products. The program has three locations, including the Magnolia Park Multi-Service Center.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Project Name: Carbon Management Hub at the UH Center for Carbon Management (CCME)
Requested Amount: $ 2,000,000
Intended Recipient: University of Houston
Full Street Address of the intended recipient: 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas 77004
Project Description: The Carbon Hub's work is critical for the growth of sustainable energy development and commercial deployment of carbon management technologies in the future.  Rapid and transformative commercial deployment of carbon management (Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology remains an unconquered challenge and is critical for the growth of sustainable energy development. Yet, these challenges can and will be solved through partnerships between the energy industry, academia, and government. Establishing the state of Texas as the center of carbon management technology development and deployment will secure this state as the center of the energy industry for the next 100 years or more.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter: Click Here