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Community Project Funding

The office of Congressman Johnson is accepting requests for infrastructure funding for projects already in development to review with the appropriate committee to determine which, if any, meet the committee’s guidelines and which would best serve the people of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio. Please review all guidelines carefully to ensure project eligibility and fill in all requested information on the form below. The deadline to submit Community Funding Project requests to our office is Friday, April 9 at 5pm.

Please submit all Community Project Funding requests by sending the attached document to OH06.Appropriations@mail.house.gov

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Only non-profit entities and state and local government entities are eligible to apply. All non-profit entities must provide evidence of their non-profit status as described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Each project must be for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 only and cannot include multiyear funding. Since appropriations bills are annual, the funding will need to be spent one to two years from the enactment of the bill, so all projects must be considered “shovel-ready” and include evidence of community support (see community support requirements below).
  • Each funding request must include a project description, a budget breakdown including how funds will be utilized, and describe why the project should be publicly funded.

ENGAGEMENT

Community Support Requirements

Members must provide compelling evidence of community support for the project to demonstrate it is a genuine need. Examples of community support include but are not limited to:

  • Endorsement by elected officials and other organizations;
  • Press and support from newspaper editorial boards;
  • Listings on state intended use plans; and/or
  • Community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents or resolutions passed by city councils or boards.

Please note: In some cases where funding needs to flow through the state administrating authority, state support letters will be required.

LIMITED APPROACH

  • There is a ban on directing Community Project Funding to for-profit grantees. Members may only request funding for State or local governmental grantees and for eligible non-profits.
  • The Committee limits Community Project Funding to no more than 1% of discretionary spending.
  • Each Member of Congress is limited to 10 Community Project Funding requests.

TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Members are required to post every Community Project Funding request online. The website must be searchable, and the House Appropriations Committee will establish an online “one-stop” link to all project requests. Please note the information submitted in the forms below may be released to the public.
  • To facilitate public scrutiny of Community Project Funding, the Committee will release a list of projects funded the same day as the Subcommittee markup, or 24 hours before full committee consideration if there was no Subcommittee markup.
  • Members must certify to the Committee that they, their spouse, and their immediate family have no financial interest in the projects they request. This is an expansion beyond the underlying requirements in House Rules in order to cover immediate families of Members.

Guidance for all Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Requests

Guidance for Local Transportation Priorities projects

Guidance for Airport Improvement Program projects

Guidance for Economic Development Initiative projects

In compliance with the stated requirements for Community Project Funding from the House Appropriations Committee, I am requesting funding for the following projects:

Financial Disclosure Letters

“Jackson County Regional Airport Parking and Security Project Jackson, OH 45640”
Intended Recipient: Jackson County Engineer’s Office, located at 3062 Clary Road, Jackson, OH 45640
Amount Requested: $476,710
Project Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funding as it would be used to provide needed safety enhancements and improve access to the James A. Rhodes Airport

“East of I-77 Waterline Project Noble County, OH 43724”
Intended Recipient: Noble County Board of Commissioners, located at 210 Courthouse, Caldwell, OH 43724
Amount Requested: $400,000
Project Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funding as it would be used to extend the water main service to unserved areas of Noble County and create a regional water interconnect for the Noble County Water Authority

“Devola Sanitary Sewer Project, Phase II Devola, OH 45750”
Intended Recipient: Washington County Board of Commissioners, located at 204 Davis Ave, Marietta, OH 45750
Amount Requested: $7,500,000
Project Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funding as it will be used to eliminate septic tanks and establish a county sewer system for more than 500 homes in the Devola area

“Columbiana County Port Authority Industrial Park Columbiana, OH 44408”
Intended Recipient: Columbiana County Port Authority located at 7860 Lincole Place, Lisbon, OH 44432
Amount Requested: $2,732,930
Project Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funding as it would complete an industrial park, including a land acquisition, site work, utilities, engineering, and streets. The park is an important component for economic development and job creation and is estimated to provide between 300-500 jobs

“D.O. Hall Business Park Guernsey County, OH 43725”
Intended Recipient: The Appalachian Partnership, Inc. located at 35 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Amount Requested: $2,100,000
Project Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funding as it would be used to complete site preparation, roadwork, and utility upgrades necessary for completion of the remaining development in a 217-acre business park, providing for additional employment opportunities and economic growth in a distressed area of Eastern Ohio

Southern Ohio Gateway Initiative – Phase 3 ‘Corporate and Virtual Jobs’ Ironton, OH 45638”
Intended Recipient: Lawrence County Port Authority, located at 305 N. 5th Street, Ironton, OH 45638
Amount Requested: $2,125,000
Project Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funding as it would be used to redevelop a city block of blighted downtown Ironton, Ohio, into a 27,000 square foot multi-purpose, multi-tenant complex, providing the Lawrence County community a logistics center and virtual office space to be utilized by corporate, tourism, and other businesses

“Village of Cadiz Phase II North Trunk Wastewater Collection System Cadiz, OH 43907”
Intended Recipient: The Village of Cadiz, located at 128 Court Street, Cadiz, OH 43907
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Project Description: The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funding as it would be used for proposed improvements to the North Trunk Collection System portion of Cadiz’s wastewater collection system, which is under a connection ban by the Ohio EPA