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.
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.
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.
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.
Norfolk Harbor and Channels Deepening
Recipient: Virginia Port Authority, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Project Description: The funding will be used for the deepening of the Norfolk Harbor to 55 feet, which will allow ships to come into and leave the Port of Virginia fully loaded with cargo. Widening the channel up to 1,400 feet will enable safe, two-way traffic and prevent delays to commercial and military vessels caused by U.S. Coast Guard restrictions and allow the Port of Virginia to better serve its customers, the commonwealth of Virginia, and the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.