Congressman LaMalfa announced his final list of 15 community projects to be considered for federal priority spending. Last year, Congress created a new process called “Community Project Funding,” which allowed members to submit funding requests for specific programs and projects based in their district. Project eligibility was also expanded this year to cover a wide variety of programs included but not limited to healthcare, public facilities, public safety measures, educational services, infrastructure, emergency operations and small business projects.
Congressional member designated projects are not guaranteed to receive funding but are a publicly available priority list that allow projects to receive additional opportunities for federal funding.
“Member-designated community projects are unique opportunities I have as a federal legislator to jump start specific projects important to the North State,” LaMalfa said. “Bureaucratic processes are rarely done in the best interest of average American people, and that’s why I’m pleased to have the opportunity to nominate these important projects for consideration. Small projects in rural areas are often put on the backburners for federal funding consideration. Each one of my nominations have a range of strong public benefits that are worthy of priority support. I look forward to successfully securing these funds, and to improve the lives of the citizens of Northern California through good policies and the responsible use of our tax dollars.”
LaMalfa Designated Community Projects:
Lassen and Plumas County Emergency Communications Integration Project, $1.6 million.Sponsored by the County of Lassen. This project would integrate Lassen and Plumas County emergency communications networks, radio systems, dispatch radio consoles, along with Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management and geographic information system (GIS) systems that will allow either dispatch center to have the full capabilities of the other.
Alta Loop Pipeline, $1 million
County of Glenn Countywide Groundwater Recharge Development Plan, $275,000.
Dixie Fire Collaborative [Re]Build, $1 million.Sponsored by the North Valley Community Foundation. This project would begin a two-phase strategy involving residents from Greenville, Canyon Dam and Indian Falls, government agencies, and local organizations to assess the area’s strengths and weaknesses pre-fire, and determine how to improve the area’s livability, safety, and economic development needs for all while becoming more resilient to future natural disasters.
Modernization of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department, $909,275.
Paskenta Water District Operational Investments, $85,000.
Scott Valley Biomass Utilization Project, $1 million.
Roe Road Extension Project, $1.8 million.
Shasta College Public Safety Fire Training Ground Expansion, $2.7 million.
Northstate Community Facilities and Infrastructure Strengthening Project through Canal Modernization and Community Fuels Reductions, $518,312.
Frederick Whitman Display and Event Building, $1 million.
Fix 5 Cascade Gateway Project, $10 million.
Corning Veterans Memorial Hall Rehabilitation, $2 million.
Anderson Soccer Field Lighting, $250,000.
Cohasset Road Widening and Fire Safety Project, $1.4 million.