Community Project 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.

Please note:

  • Congressman Lou Correa will NOT accept CPF requests for projects outside of CA-46.
  • All projects must meet the relevant statutory and administrative criteria for funding through the grant program under which it is submitted.
  • A request submitted to Congressman Lou Correa does NOT guarantee the project will be selected.
  • The selection of a project does NOT guarantee it will be funded by the Appropriations Committee.
  • The Committee will NOT provide cost-share waivers and grantees are legally responsible for meeting the non-federal cost share requirements and all other applicable grant criteria.

The deadline for submitting project requests to Congressman Lou Correa is COB March 31, 2021. 

More information on the process can be found on the House Appropriations Committee’s page here. Staff may follow up for additional information to support the CPF request such as budget justification, documentation of community support and need, or proof of ability to meet match requirements once an initial request is submitted.


Eligible Entities & Projects

Only state and local government entities, public institutions, and non-profit entities are eligible to submit and receive funding through CPF. Funding cannot be directed to for-profit entities and will not include waivers for State or local match requirements. While matching funds do not have to be in-hand prior to the request, requesting entities must have a plan to meet such requirements for the project to be viable. Additionally, each submission must be for FY2022 only and cannot include multi-year funding requests. The Committee will only consider projects with demonstrated community support in the form of: letters from local elected officials; press articles highlighting need; support from newspaper editorial boards; mentions on State intended use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents; resolutions passed by city councils or boards; etc.


Eligible Accounts by Subcommittee

Descriptions of eligible accounts can be found here.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

  • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities 
  • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants 
  • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants

Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS)

  • Byrne Justice Assistance Grants 
  • COPS Technology and Equipment 
  • NOAA – Operations, Research, and Facilities 
  • NASA – Safety, Security, and Mission Services

Defense

  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Army 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Navy 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Air Force 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Space Force 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Defense-Wide

Energy and Water Development

  • Corps of Engineers: Investigations 
  • Corps of Engineers: Construction 
  • Corps of Engineers: Mississippi River and Tributaries  
  • Corps of Engineers: Operation and Maintenance 
  • Bureau of Reclamation: Water and Related Resources 

Financial Services and General Government (FSGG)

  • Small Business Administration, Small Business Initiatives   

Homeland Security

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants  
  • Nonprofit Security Grants 
  • Emergency Operations Center Grants

Interior and Environment

  • Federal land acquisitions through the Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • EPA State and Tribal Assistance Grants for certain water infrastructure projects
  • Certain State and Private Forestry projects within the U.S. Forest Service

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS)

  • Dept. of Labor—Employment and Training Administration—Training and Employment Services 
  • HHS —Health Resources and Services Administration
  • HHS —Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—Health Surveillance and Program Support 
  • Dept. of Education—Innovation and Improvement 
  • Dept. of Education—Higher Education

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA)

  • 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 and Urban Development (THUD)

  • Dept. of Transportation – Local Transportation Priorities 
  • Dept. of Transportation – Airport Improvement Program (AIP)  
  • Dept. of HUD – Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Transparency 

The final 10 CPF requests selected and submitted by Congressman Lou Correa to the Appropriations Committee will be posted on this page. Members will be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the CPF requests made.


Projects Requested

NOTE: The projects are listed alphabetically by Subcommittee.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: HHS, SAMHSA
Project Name: CHOC Mental Health; Expanding Capacity in the Wake of Covid-19
Recipient: Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Address: 1201 W. La Veta Orange, CA 92868
Amount Requested: $314,000
Project Description and Explanation: CHOC is seeking federal community project support to expand the hospital's capacity in the mental health space as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. CHOC will be utilizing federal funds, combined with private resources, to expand proven evidence based mental health treatment services and programs to reach more of the children and families of Orange County.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, HUD/EDI
Project Name: La Palma Park Improvements
Recipient: City of Anaheim
Address: 200 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92805
Amount Requested: $2 million
Project Description and Explanation: La Palma Park currently provides very limited recreational opportunities for community members who are under-served and front line workers during COVID. Residents report that they do not use the park because: 1) they are intimidated by criminal activity and/or homeless presence, and 2) the park does not offer sufficient recreational opportunities. Funding will allow the City to activate the park by providing three new, natural-turf soccer fields and supporting amenities requested by residents
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, HUD/EDI
Project Name: Hart Park Pickleball and Fitness Circuit
Recipient: City of Orange
Address: 300 E Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
Amount Requested: $2 million
Project Description and Explanation: Hart Park Pickleball and Fitness Circuit is in a high-density community in Orange. There are currently limited recreational opportunities for community members.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, HUD/EDI
Project Name: Santiago Creek Festival Grounds Transformative Project
Recipient: Discovery Cube Orange County
Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Amount Requested: $2 million
Project Description and Explanation: This proposal is an Economic Development Project aimed at an expansion of Discovery Cube Orange County, a non-profit children’s science center. Currently, the site increases drugs and crime in the city of Santa Ana, a majority minority, low-income community. This facility will both help public safety and provide a recreational and learning opportunity for the city and the region.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, HUD/EDI
Project Name: RSCCD Digital Access Consortium
Recipient: Rancho Santiago Community College
Address: 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Amount Requested: $2 million
Project Description and Explanation: The proposed project would convene a consortium of educational, community, workforce and economic development leaders to create digital resource centers to expand access to computers, internet services, digital literacy training, and individualized skill-development resources; provide flexible and accessible career education for in-demand occupations in the region that are part of career pathways; and provide digital marketing and e-commerce programs for small businesses, with targeted outreach to minority- and women-owned businesses.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, HUD/EDI
Project Name: Park Improvements
Recipient: City of Garden Grove
Address: 11222 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Amount Requested: $1 million
Project Description and Explanation: Garden Grove proposes park improvements at three City parks. This is an underserved community who does not have access to quality outdoor recreational areas.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, HUD/EDI
Project Name: Tierney Center for Veteran Services
Recipient: Goodwill Industries of Orange County
Address: 410 North Fairview, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Amount Requested: $300,000
Project Description and Explanation: Orange County is the home to many veterans. Our district does not have a comprehensive center for them. This would provide a space for veterans to receive all the services that they need.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, HHS, and Education/Higher Education
Project Name: Earth Systems Science and Data Solutions Lab
Recipient: Chapman University
Address: One University Drive Orange, CA 92866
Amount Requested: $1 million
Project Description and Explanation: Climate change is one of the key problems the world is confronting. Each year, California faces droughts that impact each person every day and hurt our state’s agriculture industry. The work of Chapman university will allow their science and mapping capabilities to have a real impact on the state.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Commerce, State, Justice/Bryne
Project Name: Coordinated Reentry Center
Recipient: Orange County
Address: 333 W. Santa Ana Boulevard Santa Ana, CA 92701
Amount Requested: $5 million
Project Description and Explanation: In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the criminal justice system to recognize criminal offenses often result from a mental illness or substance use disorder. The goal to reduce the number of individuals with a mental illness or substance use disorder in the jails is the basis of the nationwide.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Commerce, State Justice/Bryne
Project Name: Improving Public Safety: Making our Senior Centers and Community Centers Safer for Everyone
Recipient: City of Santa Ana
Address: 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Amount Requested: $1 million
Project Description and Explanation: This project includes the design, installation, maintenance and monitoring of security camera systems at the following City-owned facilities in order to enhance public safety for our seniors.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click here.