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Community Project Funding Requests

Congressman McNerney has submitted funding requests for important community projects in California’s 9th 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 McNerney has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

Projects Requested

Listed below are the Community Project Funding requests Congressman McNerney has submitted to the Appropriations Committee. 

NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

 

Project Sponsor: City of Stockton

Project Name: Resurgent Stockton: Economic Development, Workforce Development and Youth Employment

Project Location: Stockton, CA, California’s 9th Congressional District

Project Description: Resurgent Stockton: Economic Development, Workforce Development and Youth Employment is a collaborative initiative that includes an Entrepreneurship Center and a co-packing and cold storage facility to support food entrepreneurs, the cottage food industry, and urban farmers, and that would address food insecurity. The project will complement the work being done by the existing Stockton Community Kitchen Incubator and provide storage, preparation, and packaging of products for distribution. In addition, the project’s Entrepreneurship Center would include additional equipment and technology, along with training and meeting space, to further support local entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurship Center will serve as a hub for Downtown Stockton in enhancing the necessary support and tools to foster successful entrepreneurs that contribute to job growth, community innovation and engagement, and overall revitalization of the downtown core. Integrated within the project would be a robust workforce development component, providing training and hands-on work experience that supports local employment by creating jobs. The project provides vital workforce development with a focus on youth, small business development, entrepreneurship development, and addresses food insecurity for those who do not have access to freshly grown produce.

Requested Amount: $1,500,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: City of Stockton

Project Name: Safer Streets - Safer Communities: Group Gun Violence Reduction, Ceasefire, and Firearms Reduction Program

Project Location: Stockton, CA, California’s 9th Congressional District

Project Description: The Stockton Police Department (Stockton PD) and community partners have a shared interest in public safety as well as community trust-building initiatives for the population most at-risk of violence in the community. The Safer Streets - Safer Communities: Group Gun Violence Reduction, Ceasefire, and Firearms Reduction Program focuses on continued efforts to reduce fatal and nonfatal injury shootings and measurably strengthen the relationship between Stockton PD and local residents most affected by violence.

Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office

Project Name: Veterans Memorial Buildings Improvements

Project Location: 757 1st Street, Brentwood CA 94513 and 815 Fulton Shipyard, Antioch CA 94509

Project Description: The Veterans Memorial Buildings Improvements project would provide vital safety upgrades and energy efficiency improvements to two veterans memorial buildings that serve both veterans and the public at large. The project will improve building systems and safety, reduce maintenance costs, and ensure that they can continue to be used by veterans for generations to come. The funding will be used for capital improvements including HVAC system replacements; ADA accessibility improvements; perimeter safety measures; and other facilities upgrades. These building improvements will allow for Veterans Service Organizations to provide services that benefit veterans and the community and for the VA and Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office to continue its advocacy and treatment for veterans and their families.

Requested Amount: $300,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: East Contra Costa Fire Protection District

Project Name: Fire Station

Project Location: 2171 Empire Ave., Brentwood, CA 94513 

Project Description: The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s (ECCFPD) Fire Station project will provide funding to add a fire station in the City of Brentwood to adequately protect both residents and firefighters across the 249 square mile district. The Fire Station will allow for ECCFPD to more effectively meet its public safety obligations and reduce response times to the local community. Today, ECCFPD is unable to meet the nationally recognized goal of a 4 minute response time for urban density areas and an 8 minute response time for suburban and rural population density areas because there are not enough fire stations to be able to respond within these call time windows in order to minimize the loss of life or loss of a structure. Especially in CA-9, where there are often severe winds, drought, and other extreme fire conditions, there must be appropriate public safety infrastructure in place to keep residents and the community safe.

Requested Amount: $3,000,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Ironhouse Sanitary District

Project Name: Oakley and Bethel Island Community Recycled Water Project

Project Location: 450 Walnut Meadows Drive, Oakley, CA 94561

Project Description: The Oakley and Bethel Island Community Recycled Water Project will provide drought resistant water sources through water reuse, leveraging the community investment in wastewater treatment and expanding its use to its highest beneficial use. Drought threatens to decrease local surface water supplies, and recycled water will provide a local water source that will be drought resilient as well as a recovery resource solution that will benefit both the existing and future community.

Requested Amount: $3,000,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: North San Joaquin Water Conservation District

Project Name: South System Groundwater Recharge Project

Project Location: The pump station is located at 19934-20840 North Tretheway Road, Acampo, CA 95220 and the project serves California’s 9th Congressional District

Project Explanation: Groundwater levels in the Eastern San Joaquin Subbasin have been declining at an average rate of over a foot per year for more than fifty years. These declines can cause undesirable effects including impacts on streamflow and groundwater dependent ecosystems, increased pumping costs, drying up of rural domestic supply wells, reduced well yields, reduction in farm yields, increased competition for available supplies, and migration of poor quality water. Within the District, agricultural operators and homeowners with residential wells have experienced collapsed wells or water levels that declined below the pump. Increasing recharge and storing water in the available groundwater space, such as the South System Groundwater Recharge Project, will increase the ability to respond to drought and provide a more resilient water supply.

Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Port of Stockton

Project Name: Dredging of the San Joaquin River

Project Location: San Joaquin River, San Joaquin County, California’s 9th Congressional District

Project Description: The project is for annual maintenance dredging of the San Joaquin River, which is necessary for the safe movement of deep-draft commercial vessels calling at the Port of Stockton, the largest inland port in the State of California. Funds will be used to maintain the channel at its authorized depth of 35-feet and clear of obstructions.

Requested Amount: $9,675,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Energy and Water

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency

Project Name: Lower San Joaquin River Feasibility Study (Phase II)

Project Location: Mossdale Tract Area, San Joaquin County, California’s 9th Congressional District

Project Description: The funding is designated for a Feasibility Study, which is a formal three-year process that would help determine if there is federal interest in investing in a flood control system. If a federal interest is identified, a report is delivered to Congress with a recommendation and funding request to complete the project outlined in the report to enhance flood protection in a given area or region.

Requested Amount: $1,500,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Energy and Water

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission

Project Name: ACE Locomotive Zero Emission Engine Conversion Project

Project Location: 1020 E Alpine Ave, Stockton, CA 95204

Project Description: The ACE Locomotive Zero Emission Engine Conversion Project will repower ACE’s existing legacy F40PH-3C locomotives to zero emission, including restoring two (2) nonfunctional locomotives to be returned to service. These locomotives are necessary to ensure sufficient locomotives are available to operate the fully envisioned Valley Rail service while having sufficient backup locomotives available for use during overhauls. In addition, when paired with ACE’s Tier IV Siemens Charger locomotives, the zero-emission locomotives will provide additional traction and head end power to reduce the power needed to be provided by the Chargers with a resulting decrease in emissions and fuel use.  

Requested Amount: $1,500,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission

Project Name: North Lathrop Multi-Modal Transfer Station

Project Location: 930-998 W Lathrop Rd, Lathrop, CA 95330

Project Description: The North Lathrop Station will be constructed in the northern portion of Lathrop, on presently vacant federal land that is part of the 724-acre U.S. Department of Defense Sharpe Army Depot. The Station is required to facilitate the extension of the ACE service to Sacramento and Ceres/Merced. To provide ACE service at this new station, new station tracks and a station platform will be constructed to allow trains to pull into the station and passengers to board and disembark the train. A pedestrian overcrossing will be constructed between the surface parking area and the station platform, crossing over the railroad tracks. To meet parking demands generated by ACE service at this new station, a new surface parking lot will be constructed on approximately 6.9 acres directly east of the station platform on the southern portion of the Sharpe Army Depot.

Requested Amount: $1,500,000

Submitted to: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Member Certification Letter