Community Project Funding

The office of Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) accepted requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Appropriations process to direct funding to nonprofit organizations or public entities, such as state and local governments. The application period closed on April 5, 2021.

Community Project Funding

For FY22, the House Appropriations Committee has announced that it will accept limited requests for CPF to direct resources to specific government entities or nonprofit organizations. Only public entities, such as state and local governments, and certain 501(c)(3) nonprofits are eligible for CPF. For-profit entities are not eligible. Each Member of Congress is limited to submitting a maximum of 10 total requests for Fiscal Year 2022. Final award decisions will be made by the House Appropriations Committee. Unfortunately, that means many eligible and deserving projects will not receive CPF in the FY22 appropriations cycle.

The new CPF program is being implemented with accountability measures to ensure a responsible and transparent process. Each Member of Congress must post on their website the 10 CPF requests they submit to the Appropriations Committee. Therefore, all information submitted by a requesting organization should be considered public information.  The House Appropriations Committee will also establish an online, searchable public database of all CPF requests received by the Committee.

Only eligible CPF requests that meet all the guidelines established by the Appropriations Committee will be accepted and considered:

  • You must be able to demonstrate that the request has community support. This requirement is integral for a successful CPF request. Examples of community support include, but are not limited to, support letters from local elected officials, articles, a state-intended use plan, a community development plan or a municipal resolution of support.
     
  • The project or requesting entity must have no financial ties to the Member of Congress or their family.
     
  • Funding must be for FY22 only.
     
  • If the project would normally require a funding match or cost share by a non-federal entity, then the requesting entity will need to demonstrate that it can provide this match if it makes a CPF request. The Appropriations Committee will conform to statutory match and cost-sharing requirements.
     
  • The recipient of the CPF must be a governmental entity or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
     
  • Requests made by for-profit entities are not permitted and will not be submitted for consideration.
     

Please note that the Appropriations Committee will only accept CPF requests for the eligible Appropriations accounts listed below. Also note that CPF requests will not be accepted by the State and Foreign Operations or Legislative Branch Subcommittees. If you submit a CPF request for any accounts other than those listed below, your request will not be considered. This form is not for programmatic Appropriations requests. This form is solely intended for Community Project Funding requests.

The deadline for submission of CPF requests for MD-03 is Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. Late or incomplete requests will not be accepted or considered.

See here for more information and guidance on the Community Project Funding program. See here for Community Project Funding FAQ. Please review this information carefully prior to submitting a request, as it can answer many questions.

Eligible Accounts

  • Agriculture
    • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities
    • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants
    • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants
       
  • Commerce, Justice, Science
    • Department of Justice, Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
    • Department of Justice, COPS Technology and Equipment
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Operations, Research and Facilities
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Safety, Security and Mission Services
       
  • Defense
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Army
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Navy
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Air Force
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Space Force
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Defense-Wide
  • Energy and Water
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Investigations
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Construction
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River and Tributaries
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Operation and Maintenance
    • Bureau of Reclamation, Water and Related Resources
  • Homeland Security
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nonprofit Security Grants
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Operations Center Grants
       
  • Interior
    • Department of the Interior, Land and Water Conservation Fund Land Acquisition
    • Environmental Protection Agency, State and Tribal Assistance Grants
    • Forest Service, State and Private Forestry
  • Financial Services
    • Small Business Administration, Small Business Initiatives
  • Labor-Health
    • Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Training and Employment Services
    • Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Program Management
    • Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Surveillance and Program Support
    • Department of Education, Innovation and Improvement
    • Department of Education, Higher Education
       
  • Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
    • Military Construction accounts under the Department of Defense:
      • Army
      • Navy and Marine Corps
      • Air Force
      • Defense-Wide
      • Army National Guard
      • Air National Guard
      • Army Reserve
      • Navy Reserve
      • Air Force Reserve
  • Transportation and Housing
    • Department of Transportation, Local Transportation Priorities
    • Department of Transportation, Airport Improvement Program
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development, Economic Development Initiative
       

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FY2022 COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS

Congressman Sarbanes has submitted the following funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for community projects that impact Maryland’s Third Congressional District.

Under guidelines issued by the House Appropriations Committee, each U.S. Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for Fiscal Year 2022 – although only a handful of requests 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. See here for additional information about the reforms governing Community Project Funding.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congressman Sarbanes has certified that he, his spouse and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested. (Please note that the below projects are listed in alphabetical order by recipient.)
 


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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior-Environment/U.S. Forest Service/State and Private Forestry
Project Name: Forests for the Chesapeake Bay
Recipient: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Address: 501 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Amount of Request: $200,000

Project Description: Since 1971, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has brought together communities, companies, and conservationists to restore the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This funding would be used to plant approximately 50 additional acres of streamside buffers which would almost double the average annual planting of riparian buffers in Maryland. These 15,000 trees would be planted on environmentally sensitive lands throughout the Third Congressional District of Maryland, specifically in Anne Arundel, Howard, and Montgomery Counties. These trees will help provide improved air quality and reduced erosion and pollution into the Chesapeake Bay.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation-HUD/Dept of Housing & Urban Development/Economic Development Initiatives
Project Name: Annapolis City Dock Redevelopment -- Resilience and Recovery
Recipient: City of Annapolis
Address: 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Amount of Request: $300,000

Project Description: This funding will help protect the Annapolis City Dock by providing additional flood protection, storm water management and resiliency measures. This benefits the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and the State of Maryland and will help support a substantial number of jobs and businesses in the region.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account:Commerce-Justice-Science/Department of Justice/Community Trust Initiative
Project Name: 9-1-1 Diversion Pilot
Recipient: City of Baltimore
Address: 100 N. Holliday Street, Office 246, Baltimore, MD 21202
Amount of Request: $1,000,000

Project Description: This funding will support the City of Baltimore’s 9-1-1 Diversion Pilot, a multi-agency public safety system to divert non-urgent or low-risk calls and refer them to behavioral health crisis response instead of police response. A non-police responder program will reduce police interactions with vulnerable populations and provide more appropriate responses that connects residents with support services.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor-HHS-Education/ Health Resources and Services Administration/ Program Management
Project Name: Telemedicine Support in Baltimore City Senior Centers
Recipient: City of Baltimore
Address: 100 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Amount of Request: $1,000,000

Project Description: This funding will help address the digital divide among seniors in Baltimore City and address some of the most pressing health issues facing older adults, including increasing social isolation, mental health and physical health such as hypertension and diabetes. The project plans to extend fiber connectivity to the city’s senior centers, provide devices and connectivity to enable telehealth services for seniors and implement a telemedicine model at the centers with the most need. This project will create hubs of connectivity and care within the senior centers as well as directly equip older adults with the tools and training required to successfully navigate the internet and communicate with healthcare providers and advocates.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Commerce-Justice-Science/Department of Justice/Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants
Project Name: Community Violence Cessation Project
Recipient: LifeBridge Health
Address: 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215-5271
Amount of Request: $500,000

Project Description: This funding will support LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope, a new comprehensive approach to address and prevent violence through coordinated multi-disciplinary teams that work with community partners, government agencies and other experts. The Center for Hope includes a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center (Baltimore Child Abuse Center), a team of hospital-based, emergency department violence responders operating within the Cure Violence framework, two domestic violence response teams, a proven community-based violence interruption program (Safe Streets) and an elder justice advocacy response. Survivors, caregivers and clients are supported on their way to wellness through counseling, case management, workforce development and education.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor-HHS-Education/ Employment and Training Administration/ Training and Employment Services
Project Name: Crisis Management/Workforce Development System to Enhance Safe Streets Violence Prevention Project
Recipient: Living Classrooms Foundation
Address: 1417 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231
Amount of Request: $750,000

Project Description: In order to address the underlying factors that contribute to violence in the Belair-Edison and McElderry Park communities in Baltimore, Living Classrooms Foundation (LCF) will establish a Crisis Management System that works in tandem with their Workforce Development System. The project will strengthen and expand upon their existing Safe Streets initiative by streamlining and increasing access to work through an existing and rapidly expanding network of essential skills training, job training and job placement opportunities offered by both LCF and its partners.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior-Environment/Environmental Protection Agency/State and Tribal Assistance Grants
Project Name: Clean Water Montgomery – Watershed Enhancement Project
Recipient: Montgomery County
Address: 2425 Reedie Drive 4th Floor, Wheaton, MD 20902
Amount of Request: $500,000

Project Description: The Clean Water Montgomery – Watershed Enhancement project aims to advance watershed restoration in Montgomery County by promoting initiatives and projects that will improve tree canopy and water quality in local streams and waterways. This includes expanding forest and tree cover through reforestation and the installation of shade trees and adding additional green infrastructure projects to manage, reduce, treat or recapture stormwater. The project is designed to engage residents and encourage on-the-ground restoration efforts by partnering local county government with property owners and nonprofits to reduce stormflows and pollutants, increase awareness and achieve quantifiable behavior change, particularly in priority areas of the county identified as being underserved.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor-HHS-Education/ Health Resources and Services Administration/ Program Management
Project Name: Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic Expansion Project
Recipient: Muslim Community Center, Inc.
Address: 15200 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Amount of Request: $250,000

Project Description: The Muslim Community Center (MCC) Medical Clinic has a proven track record of providing compassionate and quality health care services to the uninsured and underinsured adult population from all over Maryland. This funding will help allow the MCC Medical Clinic to expand its services and respond to increased need for affordable health and dental care. It will also enable MCC to address core priorities in mental health, substance abuse, post-COVID illnesses and patient-centered, coordinated care for the uninsured and underinsured.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation-HUD/Dept of Housing & Urban Development/Economic Development Initiatives
Project Name: Pikesville Armory Redevelopment
Recipient: Pikesville Armory Foundation
Address: PO Box 212, Stevenson, MD 21153
Amount of Request: $250,000

Project Description: This funding will provide support to transform a historic military campus into a public center for recreation, cultural arts, open space, community engagement and historic preservation which will help revitalize both northwest Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Signed Disclosure Letter

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Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor-HHS-Education/ Employment and Training Administration/ Training and Employment Services
Project Name: Reentry Training and Car Ownership Project
Recipient: Vehicles for Change
Address: 4111 Washington Blvd; Halethorpe, MD 21227
Amount of Request: $750,000

Project Description: This project will provide funding to continue and expand the highly successful Vehicles for Change (VFC) training and car award program. The funding will provide paid internships, ASE certifications and job placement for individuals with multiple barriers to employment, most of whom have recently returned from prison to be auto mechanics. The project will also provide families with a car for employment purposes.

Signed Disclosure Letter
 

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