Community Project Funding Submissions

This year, the House Appropriations Committee launched a new initiative allowing Members of Congress to advocate for federal funding for 10 specific projects in their congressional districts. 

 

After soliciting and reviewing proposals from across Ingham, Livingston, and North Oakland Counties, Congresswoman Slotkin selected 10 out of the 58 submitted projects based on the following criteria: demonstration of a positive impact on the community, good use of taxpayer dollars, and has broad support from the community. 

 

The following 10 projects were submitted to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration and may be included in the annual spending bill Congress will vote on for the upcoming fiscal year. The process can be lengthy, and while funding cannot be guaranteed, Congresswoman Slotkin will fiercely advocate for federal funding for Michigan’s 8th district. 

 

In addition to these community projects, Congresswoman Slotkin is advocating for direct federal funding for an additional 10 transportation infrastructure projects in Michigan’s 8th district, funded by the Surface Transportation bill. Information on these additional 10 projects can be found here.

 

Transparency

The new Community Program Funding program has strict accountability guidelines to ensure a responsible and transparent process. Members of Congress are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family benefit financially from the projects they submit for consideration.

 

Congresswoman Slotkin’s Submitted Projects

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Slotkin has submitted to the House Appropriations Committee.

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

 

Project Sponsor: Addison Township Public Library

Recipient Address: 1400 Rochester Rd, Leonard, MI 48367

Requested Amount: $500,000.00

Request Purpose: New Library Building

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

Addison Township submitted a request to fund the construction of their first public library building. According to Addison Township, their current leased space is in poor condition and cannot support the needs of families in the communities -- and funding will help "develop and increase the health, literacy and vibrancy of this rural community now and in the future."

 

The proposal for a new library building has broad community support, including letters of support from patrons and state and local government officials.

 

 

Project Sponsor: Brighton Area Fire Authority

Recipient Address: 615 W. Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116

Requested Amount: $10,500,000.00

Request Purpose: New Fire Authority Headquarters

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

The Brighton Area Fire Authority submitted a request to fund the construction of a New Fire Authority Headquarters. The Authority notes that, due to its age and the repairs needed, the existing facility ‘no longer meets the needs of the Brighton community.’ 

 

The proposal for a new fire authority headquarters building has broad community support, including letters of support from state and local officials and business leaders and a unanimous Brighton Township resolution of support for their project application.

 

 

Project Sponsor: City of Mason

Recipient Address: 201 W. Ash St., Mason, MI 48854

Requested Amount: $8,800,000.00 

Request Purpose: Mason Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

The City of Mason has submitted a proposal to improve and expand the Mason Wastewater Treatment Plant. This plant directly impacts more than 8,000 residents and numerous businesses within and around the city of Mason who depend on its services. The Mason community indicates that "urgent improvements to the plant will ‘improve the treatment process, provide long-term improvement while creating immediate jobs during construction."

 

The proposal has broad community support, including a resolution by the municipality, letters of support from local schools, businesses, chambers of commerce, and the county. 

 

Project Sponsor: City of Rochester

Recipient Address: 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, MI 48307

Requested Amount: $797,000.00

Request Purpose: Memorial Grove All Abilities Playground

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

The City of Rochester submitted a proposal to build an all abilities playground to address "the lack of accessible recreation opportunities for children with disabilities." The city notes that "Inclusive, accessible recreation opportunities are an important priority" for the community.

 

The proposal has broad community support, including letters of support from the City Manager, State Senator, and Rochester City Council Member, as well as support from community partners and the autism, disability, and law enforcement communities.

 

 

Project Sponsor: City of Williamston

Recipient Address: 161 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 48895

Requested Amount: $4,794,800.00

Request Purpose: Water/sewer infrastructure improvements

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

To improve the issues of water quality, reliability and affordability, the City of Williamston submitted a request for “once-in-a-generation” improvements to water mains that will benefit residents, businesses and schools. The areas "identified for improvement are some of the oldest in town with modest housing, families and seniors on fixed incomes who have lived in Williamston for decades."

 

The proposal has broad community support including a City Council Resolution unanimously supporting the CPF application and letters of support, including from state and local government officials, business leaders, and residents.

 

Project Sponsor: Lansing Community College

Recipient Address: 411 N. Grant Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

Requested Amount: $400,000.00

Request Purpose: Mobile Healthcare Learning Initiative Project

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project:PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

Lansing Community College has submitted a proposal to create the Mobile Healthcare Learning Initiative Project, which would "improve access to and increase healthcare apprenticeships in the greater Lansing area and across Michigan." According to LCC the project would "increase the number of trained and qualified healthcare workers in in-demand fields in the district and across the state."

 

The proposal has broad community support, including letters of support from Capital Area Michigan Works!, Capital Area Health Alliance, and the Michigan Center for Rural Health.

 

 

Project Sponsor: Lansing Police Department

Recipient Address: 120 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing, 48933

Requested Amount: $1,341,565.00

Request Purpose: Lansing Crisis Assessment Team 

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

To improve crisis intervention capabilities and community policing tactics, the Lansing Police Department has submitted a proposal to create three Lansing Crisis Assessment Team units composed of a social worker, a medic, and a plain clothes community police officer in identifiable and visible vans.

 

According to LPD, the team "would be able to more swiftly and directly respond to our most vulnerable and those who most need assistance but do not require a law enforcement response.” 

 

The proposal has broad community support, including letters of support from local government officials, Lansing residents, and local non-profits.

 

 

Project Sponsor: North Oakland County Fire Authority

Recipient Address: 5051 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI 48442

Requested Amount: $487,140.00

Request Purpose: Replace ambulances and invest in renovations and education equipment

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

The North Oakland County Fire Authority has submitted a request to replace old ambulances and invest in renovations and education equipment to respond to the increasing service demand from the community. According to the authority this funding “would also assure that residents, as well as our neighboring communities, receive competent well-trained first responders that can respond in safe, reliable vehicles during the public’s time of crisis.” 

 

The proposal has broad community support, including from the Holly Township supervisor and Rose Township supervisor.

 

Project Sponsor: Village of Fowlerville

Recipient Address: 213 S. Grand Avenue, Fowlerville, MI 48836

Requested Amount: $6,000,000.00

Request Purpose: Water Treatment/Radium Removal Plant

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

The Village of Fowlerville has submitted a proposal for a Water Treatment/Radium Removal Plant. The new water treatment/radium removal plant would address ‘current poor water quality, greatly reduced levels of radium and improve the community’s quality of life.’

 

The proposal has broad community support, including letters of support from the Livingston County Economic Development Council, the Fowlerville Local Development Finance Authority, and the Fowlerville Downtown Development Authority, as well as a village resolution of unanimous support.

 

 

 

Project Sponsor: Village of Pinckney

Recipient Address: 220 S Howell St., Pinckney, MI 48169

Requested Amount: $2,000,000.00

Request Purpose: Multi-Modal Pathway and Connectors project

Representative Slotkin’s Signed Certification Letter Stating There is no Financial Interest in the Project: PDF iconLink

Recipient explanation of request and justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds:

 

The Village of Pinckney’s proposed project would create a "safe multi-use pathway along a high-traffic county road" connecting two schools, several subdivisions, Main Street, and trails. 

 

This project has been a "community priority for years, primarily due to the lack of a safe walkway" and "high risk to pedestrians, bicyclists, and to vehicles as well" but also because of the "health benefits of walkable communities." 

 

The proposal has broad community support, including letters of support from school and local government officials.