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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Community Project Funding Requests

Under guidelines issued by the House 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, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has certified that she, and her immediate family, have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested.

Requests are listed under each subcomittee in the order they were recieved.

Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

Neighborhood Air Quality Pilot Project

$1,065,000

City of Dallas

1500 Marilla Street

Dallas, TX 75201

The funding would be used to deploy non-regulatory air quality monitoring equipment in up to ten neighborhoods and a mobile air sensing unit. Additionally, this funding would help the City of Dallas to monitor local air quality conditions related to potential local disturbances due to industrial permit excursions, addressing strong local neighborhood concerns.  Having a mobile air quality sensing unit would allow the City to be able to respond more quickly with the flexibility to provide shorter-term air quality analyses to address local environmental disturbances.

Member's Certification Letter

 

Interior, Environemnt and Related Agencies

Elevated Water Storage Tank

$2,800,000

City of Glenn Heights

1938 S. Hampton Road

Glenn Heights, TX 75154

The funding would be used for the installation of a new elevated water storage tank that will provide a source of safe and clean drinking water for distribution to residents as the growing demand on the existing infrastructure continues to increase. The ability to maintain healthy water storage capacity will allow for the City of Glenn Heights to maintain compliance with the state environmental agencies.

Member's Certification Letter

 

City of Wilmer Force 16-inch Force Main replacement

$4,880,000

City of Wilmer

128 N. Dallas Avenue

Wilmer, TX 75172

The funding would be used for the replacement of approximately 7000 linear feet of existing 16-inch wastewater force main. The existing 16-inch main is 47 years old and is beyond its design’s useful life. The force main crosses beneath the Trinity River and is the only outfall for the entire city that carries collected wastewater into the Dallas Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment. A recent force main break resulted in an estimated 500,000 gallons of raw sewage being spilled into the Trinity River in a protected environmentally sensitive Wildlife Preserve area. Emergency response and cleanup cost to the City of Wilmer $1,300,000. A temporary force main crossing has been placed above ground across the river but is will not be adequate to withstand future high river flow events.

Member's Certification Letter

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Partnership for Equity, Access, and Training

$100,000

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic

2922-B MLK, Jr. Boulevard

Dallas, Texas 75215

This funding would be used to identify students and trainers for the MLK Family Clinic. Trainers would work with students for community outreach, data collection and analysis of social determinants of health, and quality data gathering to ensure that MLK patients are accessing health care either on-site or remotely through telehealth which in turn would increase the number of individuals served.

Member's Certification Letter

 

Establishment of the Center for Implementation Science (CIS) within the new School of Public Health at UT Southwestern

$800,000

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, Texas 75390

This funding would be used to establish a School of Public Health and create the Center for Implementation Science (CIS) to meet evolving public health challenges. The CIS will use requested funds to renovate space and purchase equipment to support community engagement, multidisciplinary training, and research to advance the reach and impact of health discoveries.

Member's Certification Letter

 

Pediatric Mental Health Innovation Center at Children’s Health

$890,000

Children’s Health System of Texas,

1935 Medical District Drive

Dallas, TX 75235

The funding would be used to develop and distribute educational materials for providers to integrate mental health into pediatric primary care. Another use would be to provide on-site and virtual participation in integrated behavioral health visits at the Pediatric Mental Health Innovation Center and support provider practice workflows.

Member's Certification Letter

 

Parkland Immunization Van

$267,398

Dallas County Hospital District d/b/a Parkland Health & Hospital System

5200 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, Texas 75235

The funding would be used to acquire a van for mobile immunizations to increase vaccine administration in the Dallas service area. Parkland expects to increase vaccine access among high-risk groups in at-need communities and decrease diagnostic and therapeutic services for associated vaccine-preventable diseases.

Member's Certification Letter

 

Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies

Lancaster Regional Airport Taxiway Relocation         

$5,700,000

City of Lancaster

730 Ferris Road

Lancaster, TX 75146

The funding would be used for the relocation of the taxiway at Lancaster Regional Airport. This relocation will allow for increased safety and compliance with FAA Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A as described in Table 3-4 for Runway centerline to Taxiway centerline separation.

Member's Certification Letter