Community Project Funding Requests

Congressman Bobby Scott has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Virginia's Third Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the 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, Congressman Scott has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

- - Please note requests are listed in alphabetical order by project name. - -

Big Bethel Blueway

Amount Requested: $3,750,000.00

Recipient: City of Hampton, Virginia, 22 Lincoln Street, Hampton, Virginia 23669

Project Description: The funding will be used to prevent flooding in an environmentally sensitive way that also provides recreational opportunities for residents.  Big Bethel Blueway is a project that will store and slow water through the redesign of existing waterways to reduce flooding upstream in residential neighborhoods, as well as downstream in Newmarket Creek.

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Enhanced Athletic Field Lighting

Amount Requested: $975,000.00

City of Newport News, Virginia, 2400 Washington AvenueNewport News, Virginia 23607

Project Description: The funding will be used to to replace and upgrade athletic field lighting at several public schools and a community center. 

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Hampton Roads Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem (MIBE) Maritime Trades Magnet 

Amount Requested: $1,000,000.00

Recipient: Old Dominion University, 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

Project Description: The funding will be used to develop and manage a Maritime Trades Magnet (MTM) focused on K-12 career and technical education initiatives that will introduce advanced manufacturing curricula, specifically modified for the maritime trades, into select middle and high schools to stimulate community interest in maritime trades careers. 

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Initial Inventory and Programming for the Revised Lead and Copper Rule

Amount Requested: $500,000.00

Recipient: City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

Project Description: he project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the funds will be used to create a public inventory of lead service lines and creates new notification requirements for utilities of lead testing results in order to comply with federal regulations.

Signed Financial Disclsoure Letter

LGBT Life Center Community Center

Amount Requested: $1,800,000.00

Recipient: LGBT Life Center, 222 W 21st Street, F308, Norfolk, Virginia 23517

Project Description: This project will expand access to medical care and the delivery of LGBTQ affirming professional medical care for LGBT community on the Virginia Peninsula. Additionally, this new Community Center will be a safe space for LGBTQ youth and adults to seek support and resources. 

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Poindexter Sidewalks Extension

Amount Requested: $2,400,000.00

Recipient: City of Chesapeake, Virginia, 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

Project Description: The funds would provide safe pedestrian connectivity for the residents, businesses, and visitors of the historic South Norfolk community of Chesapeake, to the Elizabeth River Park and to the pedestrian friendly South Norfolk Jordan Bridge. Currently, there are no sidewalks or dedicated pedestrian facilities along Poindexter Street, so pedestrians must navigate along the shoulder of the roadway and utilize footpaths along the side of the road which are not ADA accessible.

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Rural Broadband Expansion in Isle of Wight County

Amount Requested: $425,000.00

Recipient: County of Isle of Wight, Virginia, P.O. Box 80, Isle of Wight, VA 23397

Project Description: The funding will be used to cover the costs of construction, equipment, and deployment of broadband services to 40 residential homes, 1 business, and a church in a rural unserved community outside of, but near, the Town of Smithfield. 

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

STOP, Inc. Mobile Telehealth Clinic

Amount Requested: $200,000.00

Recipient:  STOP, Inc., 5700 Thurston Avenue, Suite 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

Project Description: The funding will be used to support the launch and sustainability of STOP Inc.’s Mobile Telehealth Clinic (MTC), which is a 40-foot mobile clinic with two examination rooms, one waiting room, and is handicap accessible. The MTC will serve communities with high rates of poverty in the City of Franklin, Virginia and the County of Isle of Wight, Virginia.

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Suffolk Emergency Communication Center Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD) and Police Records Management System (RMS) Replacement

Amount Requested: $3,491,928.00

Recipient: City of Suffolk, Virginia, 442 W Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434

Project Description: The funding will be used to replace Suffolk’s outdated CAD system in the City’s Emergency Communication Center and the Police RMS in the Suffolk Police Department’s Records Management Center.

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

William A. Hunton YMCA Acquisition and Relocation

Amount Requested: $2,900,000.00

Recipient: City of Norfolk, Virginia, 810 Union Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Project Description: The funds will be used to protect this community resource from flooding and sea level rise. The William A. Hunton YMCA is currently subject to frequent nuisance flooding and is at risk for future flood events. This project allows the current property to be acquired and to be relocated to a more sustainable home within the St. Paul's community project area. 

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter