Local Projects Funding Submissions

For the first time in 10 years, the Congress will be providing Member-directed federal funding to a select number of Community Projects through the appropriations process. Under the newly adopted process, each House member is allowed to submit 10 project requests on behalf of their Congressional District to the Appropriations Committee, though a smaller number of requests are likely to be funded. This means only a few projects from the cities, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations in the 11th District will be funded.

Entities Eligible to Submit Community Project Funding Requests

Governmental organizations and non-profits with 501(c)(3) status are eligible to submit project requests.

Eligible Projects

For FY 2022, Community Project requests are available from 32 accounts across 10 different appropriations bills. In-depth information on eligibility requirements and allowable uses for each account can be found here on the Appropriations Committee website

The Committee will give preference to project requests that already have local, state, or private funding and only need the remaining federal funds to fully complete the project or implement the program.

In addition, community engagement and support is crucial in determining which projects are worthy of federal funding. Only projects with demonstrated community support will be considered. Examples of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Letters of support from elected community leaders (e.g., mayors or other officials);
  • Press articles highlighting the need for the requested Community Project Funding;
  • Support from newspaper editorial boards;
  • Projects listed on State intended use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents; or
  • Resolutions passed by city councils or boards

The deadline for submitting Community Project Funding requests has passed.

Transparency

All requests submitted by Congressman DeSaulnier to the Appropriations Committee are posted below. Members are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made.

Projects Requested

Listed below are the Community Project Funding requests Congressman DeSaulnier has submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations.
Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.


Proposed Recipient: City of Pittsburg
Project Name: Pittsburg Center Smart City Pilot
Recipient Address: 65 Civic Drive, Pittsburg, California 94565
Project Description: Implementing Smart City technologies by outfitting the ¼ mile transportation grid surrounding the Pittsburg Center BART station with connected technologies such as adaptive street lights, connected traffic signals, and digital and static wayfinding signage. These upgrades will help encourage transit use, encourage walking and bicycling by creating safer and more complete streets, alleviate traffic, and attract local business.
Requested Amount: $1,200,000
Member Certification Letter 


Proposed Recipient: Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development
Project Name: Just Transition Economic Revitalization Plan Project
Recipient Address: 30 Muir Road, Martinez, California 94553
Project Description: Community outreach and engagement, specialized studies, economic analysis, and staffing to develop a community-wide framework for green economic development in Contra Costa County as the community transitions away from its historically petroleum-based economic sector. The framework is expected to include workforce training and land uses to support green economy industries.
Requested Amount: $750,000
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Clinics
Project Name: Collaborative Care Implementation Project
Recipient Address: 2500 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, California 94553
Project Description: Implementing a standardized treatment model across 11 Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) within the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Centers (CCRMC-HC) system, building an Electronic Health Record (EHR) to support coordination of care, and supporting education and training for County behavioral health staff. CCRMC-HC supports the most vulnerable and low-income population in the County, including a high number of homeless and immigrant residents and others who traditionally have a high prevalence of mental health and co-occurring conditions.
Requested Amount: $900,000
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Contra Costa County Health Services Department – Behavioral Health Division
Project Name: Contra Costa Crisis Services Hub Project
Recipient Address: 1340 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez, California 94553
Project Description: Renovating a County-owned facility to establish the Contra Costa Crisis Hub, which would consolidate and expand access to integrated mental health and substance use treatment services to best address the needs of County residents. Its goal is to divert clients from costly services such as psychiatric emergency services and emergency department services; provide a new level of care for those seeking substance use services; and provide and expand a system of crisis support less dependent on law enforcement.
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Contra Costa County Health Services Department – Behavioral Health Division
Project Name: Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) Expansion Project
Recipient Address: 1340 Arnold Drive, Suite 200, Martinez California, 94553
Project Description: Adding two teams to the existing Mobile Crisis Response Teams – an entity that responds to urgent behavioral health crises throughout the County. It would also add Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselors to more effectively address crises related to substance use and co-occurring conditions.
Requested Amount: $1,061,552
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Contra Costa County Office of Education
Project Name: Educational Internet Access Project
Recipient Address: 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Project Description: Rebuilding and enhancing internet and firewall services required to provide internet connectivity to eighteen school districts in Contra Costa County supporting 24,000 educators, 172,000 students, and their families. The additional capacity would benefit teachers and students in the classroom by supporting an increased need for more bandwidth and faster internet for hybrid learning and online study.
Requested Amount: $900,000
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Contra Costa County Veterans Services Office
Project Name: Veterans Memorial Buildings Improvements Project
Recipient Address: 10 Douglas Drive, Suite 100, Martinez, California 94553
Project Description: Energy efficiency, environmental, and safety upgrades at Veterans Memorial Buildings across California’s 11th Congressional District, reducing overall maintenance costs and ensuring continued usage for future generations of veterans.
Requested Amount: $700,000
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Project Name: Concord Smart Signals Project
Recipient Address: 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, California 94597
Project Description: Upgrading traffic signals to a smart signal system within the City of Concord and would help reduce congestion and emissions, prioritize transit and emergency vehicles, and protect vulnerable road users.
Requested Amount: $1,200,000
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Town of Danville
Project Name: Danville Townwide Traffic Signal Modernization/ITS Project
Recipient Address: 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, California 94526
Project Description: Modernizing the Town of Danville’s traffic signal system network, including replacement of the Town’s aging traffic signal hardware, vehicular detection systems, and communications infrastructure. It would improve bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular safety; air quality and GHG emission reductions; connectivity; and reduce travel time.
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Member Certification Letter


Proposed Recipient: Town of Danville
Project Name: Iron Horse Trail Bridge, Nature Park, and Pedestrian Safety Project
Recipient Address: 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, California 94526
Project Description: Pressing safety improvements and enhancements to the Iron Horse Trail across multiple jurisdictions to improve the multi-use, whole access trail of regional significance from the City of Concord to the City of Pleasanton. The project will be done in coordination with the City of San Ramon and the City of Dublin.
Requested Amount: $350,000
Member Certification Letter