Congressman LaMalfa Community Project Funding Nominations for FY 2023
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman LaMalfa (R – Richvale) 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. 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”, said Congressman LaMalfa.
“I sincerely appreciate the consideration to fund much needed public safety equipment for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. One of my top priorities is ensuring our deputies are safe and well-trained to better serve the communities in Siskiyou County. With the help of funding for our community projects, we can work towards modernizing the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office with various public safety equipment that we currently cannot purchase due to significant budget shortfalls,” said Siskiyou County Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue. “Thank you, Congressman LaMalfa, for your strong support of rural law enforcement, and we are especially grateful for your support of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.”
“We’re honored to be considered for this year’s Community Project Grant for the continued expansion of our Regional Public Safety Training Center. This expansion will dramatically help Shasta College provide more trained fire personnel for our local and statewide communities which have suffered severe economic and emotional costs due to wildfires. We’re excited that this project, if funded, would contribute quickly and meaningfully to our local public service and public safety regionally and statewide for many years to come,” said Dr. Joe Wyse, President of Shasta College.
“The County of Tehama is pleased that Congressman LaMalfa is supporting the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall Rehabilitation project through the Community Project Funding program, as this is important to our community and to a significant number of people in California’s 1st Congressional District. This project will be a great benefit to our community for years to come, and a way to ensure we continue to have a place for our veterans and our community to gather and engage in civic participation,” said Dava Kohlman, Administrative Services Director for Tehama County.
LaMalfa Designated Community Projects:
Alta Loop Pipeline, $1,000,000: Sponsored by the Placer County Water Agency. Funding this pipeline project will leverage limited Placer County Water Agency Capital Improvement funds to implement additional water system infrastructure replacements, water treatment plan upgrades, and other water system improvements.
County of Glenn Countywide Groundwater Recharge Development Plan, $275,000: Sponsored by Glenn County Resource Conservation District. This project would develop priority sites that would increase local recharge capabilities and as a result, create more usable water for California.
Dixie Fire Collaborative [Re]Build, $1,000,000: 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.
Lassen and Plumas County Emergency Communications Integration Project, $1,557,500: 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.
Modernization of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department, $909,275: Sponsored by Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. This project would provide upgrades and modernization of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, including new body-worn cameras, bullet proof vests, a drone to assist with the Special Response Team and Search and Rescue, some fire-resistant uniforms to assist with wildfire evacuations, radio upgrades for law enforcement vehicles, and the restoration of a Special Response Team in the County.
Paskenta Water District Operational Investments, $85,000: Sponsored by the Paskenta Community Services District. This project would provide upgrades to the Paskenta Community Services District that covers an area of mostly low-income customers and has to maintain low and affordable monthly water charges.
Scott Valley Biomass Utilization Project, $1,000,000: Sponsored by the Northern California Resource Center. This funding would support a biomass plant to simultaneously increase economic development and decrease the threat of catastrophic wildfires in Northern California by thinning forest debris.
Roe Road Extension Project, $1,800,000: Sponsored by the Town of Paradise. This project would provide new intersections at streets that experienced high concentration of traffic-related fatalities during the Camp Fire as victims were unable to efficiently evacuate.
Shasta College Public Safety Fire Training Ground Expansion, $2,657,401: Sponsored by Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District. This project would expand current fire training grounds which would increase the number of certified fire personnel in the local career pipeline as well as provide required training necessary for existing state and local firefighters.
Northstate Community Facilities and Infrastructure Strengthening Project through Canal Modernization and Community Fuels Reductions, $518,312.20: Sponsored by the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District. This project would continue the modernization of the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District’s infrastructure, which provides water to 6,833 acres and additional benefits to habitat for wildlife, water savings, and essential groundwater recharge to shallow wells.
Frederick Whitman Display and Event Building, $1,000,000: Sponsored by the Feather River Rail Society. The proposed Frederick Whitman Display and Event Building will be a community facility capable of serving as a display building for historical rail equipment which could boost tourism, host community events, and be utilized as a disaster evacuation center.
Fix 5 Cascade Gateway Project, $10,000,000: Sponsored by the Shasta Regional Transportation Agency. This project would ensure the long-term reliability of I-5 and State Routes 299, 44, and 89 and effectively mitigate the impacts of closures on northbound I-5.
Corning Veterans Memorial Hall Rehabilitation, $2,000,000: Sponsored by the County of Tehama. This project would keep this facility open will ensure that the area’s local veterans continue to have a meeting place, as well as give the general public access to this facility.
Anderson Soccer Field Lighting, $250,000: Sponsored by the City of Anderson. This project will replace dated and inefficient infrastructure and improve safety in the area while also saving on energy usage.
Cohasset Road Widening and Fire Safety Project, $1,400,000: Sponsored by the County of Butte. The project would widen existing roadway and add expanded shoulders, drainage, and guardrail improvements to improve emergency ingress and egress and road/public safety along the only route serving the Cohasset area.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.