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
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.
Interior, Environemnt and Related Agencies
Nature Solutions for Health and Climate Equity - Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives
The Texas A&M University System
301 Tarrow Street
College Station, TX 77840
The funding would be used to connect ecologically disadvantaged areas in Dallas to existing greenspaces and support new treescapes in places that optimize human health.
Elevated Water Storage Tank
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.
City of Wilmer Force 16-inch Force Main replacement
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.
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Partnership for Equity, Access, and Training
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.
Establishment of the Center for Implementation Science (CIS) within the new School of Public Health at UT Southwestern
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.
Pediatric Mental Health Innovation Center at Children’s Health
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.
University of Texas at Dallas
2200 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235
This funding would be used to develop a user-friendly mobile phone application for the iOS and Andriod mobile operating system that would replace in-person and computer-based programs to deliver state-of-the-art brain training and measurement tools. This application would empower the underserved to rebound from COVID- 19 and ignite economic prosperity in the coming years with brain-healthy habits. Training at scale would reduce healthcare costs, increase economic productivity, and elevate life satisfaction for all ages and demographics.
Parkland Immunization Van
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.
Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies
Lancaster Regional Airport Taxiway Relocation
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.