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Community Project Funding Requests


Member Designated Projects is a new initiative for Fiscal Year 2022 that allows Members of Congress to request direct funding for projects that benefit the communities they represent. This new initiative is coupled with stringent eligibility, ethics, and transparency requirements. The projects selected increase safety, economic development, and livability

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 Carter has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects selected. 

Projects Requested

  1. PROJECT SPONSOR: City of Baton Rouge
    Address: 222 Saint Louis Street, 3rd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Amount Requested: $1,000,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used to create the Baton Rouge Institute for Growth and Healing After Trauma (BRIGHT), a community-based, trans-disciplinary resource and service center for trauma-healing in Baton Rouge. BRIGHT will build upon the success of several trauma-relief initiatives. It will create a center to support the health and well-being of Baton Rouge during a time of unprecedented collective trauma.

    Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

  2. PROJECT SPONSOR: LSU Health New Orleans
    Address: 433 Bolivar Street, 6th Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
    Amount Requested: $6,000,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used for a project to learn more about the enduring effects of COVID in Louisiana and better prepare for successfully managing any future epidemic through discovery, research, and training. As one of the first places with a major COVID surge, it is important to understand what effects COVID has had on our population including health care workers and students.

    Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

  3. PROJECT SPONSOR: Tulane University
    Address: 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
    Amount Requested: $1,000,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used for to create a permanent home to an important collection that helps better understand the pathology, etiology, and epidemiology of trauma-related neurodegenerative disorders. This research is vital to understanding and treating traumatic brain injuries, including among U.S. service members. It will also help treat post-traumatic stress and other physical and psychological health concerns.

    Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

  4.  

    PROJECT SPONSOR: Xavier University
    Address: 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
    Amount Requested: $2,500,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used to renovate St. Michael’s, a residence hall for first-year students. The hall is historic, having been a place of refuge for the Freedom Riders in 1963. The renovations would turn the building into a center for pre-health advising and STEM education.

    Signed Disclosure Letter: CLICK HERE

  5. PROJECT SPONSOR: 9th Ward Stadium
    Address: New Orleans, Louisiana 
    Amount Requested: $3,550,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used for to create a public athletic venue for the 9th Ward of New Orleans. The 9th Ward Stadium project is a re-energized initiative which seeks to provide critically-important recreational facilities for public school students throughout eastern New Orleans and which will serve as an economic catalyst for the 9th Ward community.

    Signed Disclosure Letter: CLICK HERE

  6. PROJECT SPONSOR: Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
    Address: 625 Saint Joseph Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70165
    Amount Requested: $12,000,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used for construction of an electrical substation to provide modernized power for provision of water/drainage services across the City of New Orleans. This improvement will increase the quality of the life for all residents of Orleans Parish by enabling the Sewerage & Water Board to reliably power its full stable of drainage pumps and drinking water pumps – two systems that are critical for public safety and which have suffered from age and historic lack of funding. 

    Signed Disclosure letter: CLICK HERE

  7. PROJECT SPONSOR: City of New Orleans
    Address: 300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
    Amount Requested: $8,800,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used for multi-modal transportation improvements along Morrison Road in New Orleans, Louisiana. Morrison Road is an important east-west major roadway that services a large part of the New Orleans East area. It directly accesses the interstate and is a major transit route in the Regional Transit Authority system. It is in need of major improvements to enhance safety.

    Signed Disclosure letter: CLICK HERE
     

  8. PROJECT SPONSOR: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Address: 900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130
    Amount Requested: $7,626,400
    Purpose: The funding would be used on projects to expand and improve the streets surrounding the convention center. The projects include the development of “green streets” which include protected bike lanes, pedestrian walks, permeable pavement at parking areas, and integral stormwater features.

    Signed Disclosure letter: CLICK HERE

     

  9. PROJECT SPONSOR: Audubon Nature Institute
    Address: 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
    Amount Requested: $2,000,000
    Purpose: The funding would be used to renovate Woldenberg Riverfront Park in downtown New Orleans. This project would upgrade transportation and safety features for southeast Louisiana community members and millions of annual visitors. This project will revitalize this 30-year-old park and have safety, mobility, and economic benefits

    Signed Disclosure letter: CLICK HERE

 

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