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July 13, 2021

Today, U.S. Senators Chris
Van Hollen and Ben Cardin announced their Congressionally
Directed Spending Requests (Community Spending) for three appropriations bills:
(1) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Appropriations; (2) Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations;
and (3) Homeland Security Appropriations.
Together, these proposed federal
investments will strengthen economic development and public safety through
multimodal transportation infrastructure, clean water, housing and community
centered programs.

 

“Updating our infrastructure – from fixing our roads and
bridges, to increasing access to affordable housing, to providing clean water
to our residents – is vital to the lives and livelihoods of Marylanders. That’s
why we’ve partnered with nonprofits, local governments, and community leaders
across our state to identify these projects that will help expand economic
opportunity for Marylanders, improve our environment, and invest in the success
of our state. We’ll be working to bring these funds directly to our
communities, ensuring that these resources go directly to where they’re needed
most,” said Senator Van Hollen a member of the Appropriations Committee and
member of the Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development
and Related Agencies and Interior & Environment and Related Agencies.

 

“Every Marylander deserves clean water, convenient and affordable
transportation options, a safe and welcoming place to call home, and
opportunities for economic advancement. Team Maryland strives to support
deserving local initiatives that will bring tangible benefits to our
communities – making them safer, more accessible and more equitable for
residents,” said Senator Cardin, Chair of the Senate Environment and Public
Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
. “There is no single
solution for every infrastructure challenge facing Marylanders, which is why we
sought out community projects that boost local capacity in essential areas,
including those that will assist our neediest
communities.”       

     

Senator Van Hollen’s FY22
requests 
can be found here. Senator Cardin’s FY22 requests can be found here. These pages will be updated as
Appropriations subcommittee requests are submitted.

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban
Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations

 

PROJECT TITLE: 411 Kitchen

Recipient Name: Cross Street Partners

Location: Cambridge, Maryland

Project Purpose: The 411 Kitchen is part
of a broader redevelopment of the former Phillips Packing Company, Factory F
(Packing House) in Cambridge, Maryland, and intended to support and grow
economic opportunity in agriculture, aquaculture, environmental technologies,
and tourism. Federal funds will cover gap financing to finish the physical
build out of the project and purchase equipment necessary for a fully
functioning commercial kitchen. The 411 Kitchen is a shared-use commercial
kitchen designed to empower, elevate and establish a thriving food entrepreneur
community in Cambridge and the greater Mid-shore Region. The project will
increase access to consistent and healthy food resources for the underserved
communities in the region through this project. In addition to educating the
region on the benefits of healthy eating, the 411 Kitchen is essential in
supporting Maryland’s resource-based industries.  The kitchen will not only preserve
Cambridge’s unique agricultural heritage but will launch a new entrepreneurial
engine that will bring vibrancy to be agricultural and food-related markets. As
part of the broader Packing House redevelopment, the kitchen helps attract
private investment, creates economic and employment opportunities, provides job
training, reduces vacant space, and grows the local tax base.

Amount Requested: $1.4 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Baltimore County Transit Headquarters

Location: Towson, MD

Recipient Name: Baltimore County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to build the county’s first
transit headquarters to support transit operations, including administration
and maintenance. Establishing a centralized transit headquarters will help
continue expanding the system in the county and generate long-term savings by
facilitating in-house transit vehicle maintenance.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Baltimore Healthy Housing to Advance Health and
Racial Equity Project

Location: Baltimore, MD

Recipient Name: Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to improve housing conditions for
low-income families with children and seniors in East Baltimore through lead
hazard control, asthma trigger reduction, and energy efficiency/weatherization.
The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative will hire, train, and accredit up to 12
community residents to perform the work.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Baltimore Penn Station Multi-Modal Access Project

Location: Baltimore, MD

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for sweeping renovations to
Baltimore Penn Station in order to improve transportation for residents and
visitors. Updates will provide for dedicated bus lanes, new pick up and drop
off zones, bike lanes and storage, public plazas and green spaces, and kiosks
to provide transit riders with information about community and multimodal
options. Improved connection to the station from the surrounding communities
will also improve economic development opportunities for Baltimore City,
allowing City residents and neighborhoods improved access to numerous jobs
along the MARC Penn Line and the Northeast Corridor and to tourists and
visitors that come to Baltimore by train.

Amount Requested: $1 million – $10 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Baltimore/Washington
International Thurgood Marshall Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of
Transportation

Location: Baltimore/Washington
International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Project Purpose: Support a new air
traffic control tower for BWI Airport, as the existing tower does not meet
current building code standards and cannot fully reap the benefits of Next
Generation air traffic control technology, including safety, environmental, and
efficiency benefits.  In addition, the
existing tower constrains the airport’s ability to add new domestic and
international gates due to sight line limitations from the existing tower to
operational areas in planned future expansions. With the forecasted recovery
from COVID-19 impacts and continued growth in international and low-cost
carrier activity at BWI, additional gate capacity will be needed in the next several
years.

Amount Requested: $4 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Bethel Empowerment and
Wellness Center

Recipient Name: Bethel Empowerment and
Wellness Center

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Project Purpose: The Bethel Empowerment
and Wellness Center (BEWC) serves as a community resource hub that connects
low-income residents of Baltimore to resources and service providers to improve
the quality of life and well-being of West Baltimore’s impoverished Upton
community. The vision for the Center is providing quality resources and hosting
vetted vital health, education, daycare, financial, nutrition, employment
training, community development, cultural, and other services and small
businesses to initiate long-term community change. Our board came together
eight years ago to rejuvenate a vacant building owned by the Bethel Outreach
Center (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) that had fallen into disrepair.
Funding this Center will allow the community to have a revitalized focal point,
showing that out of despair can come something good, particularly in light of
many years of neighborhood disinvestment and higher than average levels of
poverty where nearly 40 percent of households are living in poverty. The
project is intended to be self-sustaining with rental income from tenants.

Amount Requested: $251,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Bethesda Metro South Entrance

Location: Bethesda, MD

Recipient Name: Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for a new Bethesda South Metro
Access that will provide access from Elm Street west of Wisconsin Avenue to the
southern end of the Bethesda Metrorail Station. The station will provide
connection to the Purple Line via the Bethesda Light Rail Transition station
platforms just west of Wisconsin Avenue, helping to integrate the Purple Line
with the WMATA Metrorail system.

Amount Requested: $2 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Bladensburg Trade
School

Recipient Name: Town of Bladensburg,
Maryland

Location: Bladensburg, Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the Town of
Bladensburg’s construction of a new Trade School facility that would facilitate
education, training, and career opportunities for local students and workers.
In partnership with a long-time Bladensburg business, federal funding would be
used to tear down an aging structure and allow space to build a new energy
efficient trade school. This meets a direct community need for low-income
residents and would allow the Town and Prince George’s County to provide
apprenticeship opportunities to earn skills while enrolled in high school and
obtain gainful employment in the skilled trades immediately after graduating
that directly meet the needs of local employers.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Brentwood Gateway Arts
District Façade Improvements

Recipient Name: Town of Brentwood,
Maryland

Location: Brentwood, Maryland

Project Purpose: Fund the federal match
for façade improvements within the Town of Brentwood’s Gateway Arts District.
The purpose of the facade improvements would be to improve the streetscape
along and adjacent to major roads and increase the walkability of the
neighborhoods within the Gateway Arts District. Additionally, the improvements
would serve to increase the viability of local businesses, thereby stimulating
the local economy, reduce blight, facilitate investment, and increase access to
local businesses to those with disabilities. Federal funding would cover
rehabilitation and repair improvements such as window or door replacement,
painting or other like finishes, exterior lighting, signage, and awnings,
exterior shutters and gutters, masonry, etc. that are approved under the
approved Gateway Arts District Approved Sector Plan.

Amount Requested: $80,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Cecil County Belvidere Road Expansion

Location: Cecil County, MD

Recipient Name: Cecil County Government

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for planning and engineering of
the expansion of Belvidere Road as part of the approved new Interstate 95
interchange, improving local traffic and commuting.

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Charles-PG Southern Maryland Rapid Transit (SMRT)

Location: White Plains, MD

Recipient Name: Charles County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for the planning, design,
engineering, and environmental review process for the development of a 19-mile
fixed-route, high-capacity transit service from the Branch Avenue Metrorail
Station in Camp Springs to Waldorf/White Plains. The transit corridor would
help alleviate traffic between Washington D.C. and Charles County and serve as
a catalyst for economic and job growth. It is a top priority for Charles
County.

Amount Requested: $5 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Crisfield-Somerset County Airport Hangar

Location: Crisfield, MD

Recipient Name: Board of Commissioners of Somerset County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to construct an airport hangar in
order to encourage greater use of the airport as a base of operations, promote
recreational use of the airport, and enhance tourism in Somerset County.

Amount Requested: $750,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Dual Locomotives for Commuter Rail Service in the
Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel

Location: Baltimore, MD

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to purchase up to 12 dual mode
electric/diesel locomotives to operate in the new B&P tunnel once its
construction is complete. The upgraded locomotives will allow for increased
train speeds, more fleet capacity and flexibility, reduced emissions, and
improved service reliability, including new and express trips.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Fredrick to C&O
Canal Trail Feasibility Study

Recipient Name: Journey Through
Hallowed Ground

Location: Frederick, Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the Journey
through Hallowed Ground (JTHG) in conducting a feasibility study for a trail
connecting the City of Frederick to the C&O Canal. Such a trail will
provide a tremendous asset for tourism and recreation, linking and highlighting
key historic and cultural resources of our region. JTHG has been active in
identifying opportunities for trail development and expansion, and is
well-equipped to explore in further detail a trail linking Frederick’s downtown
with the C&O Canal Historical Park and Trail.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Frederick East Street Rails with Trails: Liberty
Road Bridge Crossing

Location: Frederick, MD

Recipient Name: City of Frederick

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for the final design and
construction of a bridge to carry the East Street shared-use pathway over
Liberty Road/MD 26. The East Street Trails with Trails Shared-Use Pathway will
provide access from the East Street MARC station to Mill Island, enhancing
transit options in East Frederick.

Amount Requested: $535,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Garrett Trails

Location: Garrett County, MD

Recipient Name: Garrett County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to help complete the Meadow
Mountain Trail, which is the portion of the Eastern Continental Divide Loop
plan that runs from Deep Creek State Park to Grantsville. The project will
provide safe paths through public land and increase tourism to Garrett County.

Amount Requested: $975,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Inc., Outdoor
Programs

Location: Annapolis, MD

Recipient Name: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Inc.

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to renovate Girl Scouts Camp
Woodlands in Annapolis to expand access for underserved families and
individuals with disabilities while also upgrading storm-water management to
protect the shoreline in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Goucher Enhancing Community Accessibility at
Goucher College

Location: Towson, MD

Recipient Name: Goucher College

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to install one mile of pervious
surface paving connecting to the campus’s wooded trail system and the perimeter
walkways adjoining Dulaney Valley Road and Southerly Road adjacent to the
campus. This project will allow a greater numbers of Towson residents,
including those in the continuous care communities like Edenwald, to safely use
the trails and walkways.

Amount Requested: $490,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Greensboro Judy Center Early Learning Hub Facility

Location: Greensboro, MD

Recipient Name: Caroline County Public Schools

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to complete the development of
the Greensboro Judy Center Early Learning Hub on the Greensboro Elementary
School campus in order to provide full-day/full-year quality child care and
services for parents in the community.

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Gwynn Falls Trail, Anne
Arundel County

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County
Department of Transportation

Location: Anne Arundel County,
Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the study of the
extension of Gwynn Falls Trail in Anne Arundel County, which would help the
Brooklyn Park community, currently poorly served by bicycle infrastructure for
connectivity to jobs and services. MedStar Harbor Hospital was recently awarded
a grant to provide 30% of design costs to connect the BWI Trail in Anne Arundel
County to the Gwynn Falls Trail in Baltimore City. The study will explore
opportunities to extend the Gwynn Falls Trail to the south and create a
connection to the BWI Trail spur at the North Linthicum Light Rail Station,
while winding through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Park.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Hanover Parkway Off-Road Bikeway

Location: Greenbelt, MD

Recipient Name: City of Greenbelt

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for the final design and construction
of an off-road bikeway along the Hanover Parkway Corridor between Mandan Road
and Good Luck Road, including bicycle facilities. The project will provide safe
route for cyclists between Greenbelt East and Historic Greenbelt and will
enable a cross-city bicycle route that connects to the Anacostia regional trail
network.

Amount Requested: $760,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Helping the Immigrant Youth of Maryland Succeed

Location: Montgomery County, MD

Recipient Name: Liberty’s Promise

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to expand programs at schools in
Baltimore City and Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties that
provide civics education and internship opportunities for low-income immigrant
youth, including English Language Learners.

Amount Requested: $590,379

 

PROJECT TITLE: Hyattsville David C.
Driscoll Community Park Master Plan

Recipient Name: Town of Hyattsville,
Maryland

Location: Hyattsville, Maryland

Project Purpose: Support completion of
the David C. Driscoll Community Park Master Plan. The Town of Hyattsville has
utilized local dollars to create a comprehensive concept design based off
community input for the redesign of the aging Magruder Park. Federal funding to
complete the master plan for the park will provide the City with a template for
providing increased recreational services, advanced stormwater compliance and
protection of the existing tree canopy in a park space of more than 30 acres.
The David C. Driscoll Community Park, once constructed, will include new
opportunities for accessible programming at the new community center, and
throughout the park places to enjoy nature, places to enjoy sports, places to
play and safe places to walk or sit quietly.

Amount Requested: $400,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Kingdom Cares Center

Location: Beltsville, MD

Recipient Name: Kingdom Global Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: Funds will be used on the initial phase renovation
of the Kingdom Cares Center, which will serve as a hub for food assistance,
rental and utilities assistance, health support, and workforce development for
communities in Prince George’s, Montgomery, and Howard Counties.

Amount Requested: $2 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: MD 4 Corridor and Thomas Johnson Bridge Capacity
Improvements Project

Location: Solomons, MD

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to continue the design of St.
Mary’s County’s top priority transportation project, which includes widening
sections of MD 4 and replacing the functionally obsolete MD 4 Thomas Johnson
Bridge. The completed project will improve safety and capacity for commuters in
an increasingly congested corridor, and ensure access to Naval Air Station
Patuxent River.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Odenton MARC Transit
Oriented Development

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County

Location: Odenton, Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the early
phases of transit-oriented development at the Odenton MARC station by replacing
all surface parking spaces fronting the train platform with a 1,100 space
parking structure. Another 412 temporary use parking spaces will provide
continuous use during the construction period at four sites near the MARC train
platform. The next phase of the project will consist of developing 317 private
residential units and 65,700 square feet of commercial retail space.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Patuxent Commons

Location: Columbia, MD

Recipient Name: Mission First Housing
Development Corporation

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
build and equip a mixed-income, intergenerational 76-unit apartment complex
with 25% of units set-aside for adults with disabilities. Construction will
generate 150 direct and 140 indirect jobs and the completed complex will
provide space for adults with disabilities to live independent lives.

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Pikesville Armory
Renovation

Recipient Name: 1000 Friends of
Pikesville

Location: Baltimore County,
Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the first two
phases of the renovation of the former Pikesville, Maryland Armory. This
14-acre campus is located in a diverse community that lacks any parks, public
open space, or community gathering and arts venues. After an 18-month community
visioning process undertaken by the governor’s appointed Commission on the
Future of the Pikesville Armory, the community has agreed to a project that,
once completed, will provide significant opportunities for recreation, cultural
arts, youth development, and senior activities. The $2.4 million will allow the
Pikesville Armory Foundation to complete the design work for the first two
phases of the renovation. State, County, and nonprofit funding also has been
secured for this widely supported project.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Professional Boulevard
Phase II

Location:  Hagerstown, MD

Recipient Name: Washington County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
construct a four-lane closed section roadway to connect Professional Boulevard
into the roundabout intersection at Yale Drive as part of the Professional
Boulevard Expansion. The project will provide better access to Hagerstown
Community College and Meritus medical campus, which includes the region’s level
II trauma center, as well as the planned Mt. Aetna Farms Technology Park.

Amount Requested: $1.75 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Public School 103 Henry
Highland Garnett/Justice Thurgood Marshall Center

Recipient Name: Beloved Community
Services Corporation

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the renovation
of Baltimore Public School Building 103 (P.S. 103), the former elementary
school of Baltimorean and former Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood
Marshall. The project will redevelop the school into a community resource
center while preserving its historic character and paying tribute to the civil
rights legacy of the site. An ongoing Justice Thurgood Marshall Speaker Series
is intended to provide funding for scholarships for local residents to attend
Historically Black Colleges and Universities. An on-site, University of
Maryland affiliated center for education, justice, and ethics will allow
residents and tourists to the site to learn more about the legacy of Justice
Marshall. Through a Congressionally funded National Park Service Public
Resource Study, the National Park Service continues to evaluate the potential
designation of the site as a new National Park unit.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Reconstruction of MD 97
at Montgomery Hills

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of
Transportation

Project Purpose: Funds will allow for
improved design of north and southbound MD 97 in the areas of Forest Glen,
Montgomery Hills, and Woodside Park, increasing safety for all drivers,
pedestrians, and bicyclists, while improving traffic flow. 

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Revitalization of
Pennsylvania Avenue Market: Creating a Community Hub of Healthy Food Living

Location: Baltimore, MD

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore

Project Purpose: Funds will be used by
the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation and City Dibs to revitalize the Avenue
Market in Upton to provide healthy food access, sustain farmers and farms
across the metro area, and help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and provide
more jobs.

Amount Requested: $2 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Route 218 Suitland Road
Improvements

Location: Suitland, MD

Recipient Name: Redevelopment Authority
of Prince George’s County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for
the reconstruction of Suitland Road from Silver Hill Road to Lacy Avenue at the
Suitland Federal Center and the Town Square at Suitland Federal Center,
providing safe pedestrian crossing points, wide sidewalks, bike lanes,
landscaping, and lighting to improve traffic control and pedestrian access to
retail and restaurant amenities in the redeveloped Town Square.

Amount Requested: $2.5 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Russell and Monroe
Street Ramp Bridge Replacements

Location: Baltimore, MD

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
accelerate the removal and replacement of two deteriorating bridges that cross
CSX rails, lead into the city, and serve as “through truck routes” to carry
goods to and from the Carroll Camden Industrial Area and the Port of Baltimore.
These bridges are a critical southern gateway into Baltimore City and important
transportation nodes for the City’s growing entertainment

district.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Salisbury-Ocean City
Wicomico Regional Airport Runway Extension

Location: Wicomico County, MD

Recipient Name: Wicomico County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
extend a runway and taxiway to meet the needs of the local air carrier, secure
air service and airline jobs in the region, and support future demand and
growth of the airport. The FAA has approved the runway extension on the Airport
Layout Plan.

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Sandtown Center
revitalization

Recipient Name: Clergy United for the
Transformation of Sandtown Community Development Corporation

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the Sandtown
Center project that will allow fully fund Phase One of predevelopment
construction and a complete renovation of the building that will serve as a
community center. Currently, the site is a vacant, underutilized building
strategically located in the center of the Sandtown community. Vacant and
abandoned properties are a public eyesore and shelter criminal activity. With
the award of funding for pre-design, the Clergy United for the Transformation
of Sandtown Community Development Corporation can make transform the Center
into a place of pride for the low-income residents of Sandtown. Proposed
services at the Center would include business incubation for Sandtown small
businesses, a meeting place for civic and nonprofit organizations and
stakeholders, as well as retail, health, and business opportunities for
residents.

Amount Requested: $250,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Sparrows Point Park
Project in Baltimore County

Recipient Name: Baltimore County
Department of Recreation and Parks

Location: Baltimore County,
Maryland

Project Purpose: Funding to allow the
22-acre Sparrows Point Park project to be completed in a single phase. The site
is located at the historic Bethlehem Steel Mill, the former largest steel mill
in the world. This project would provide a 16,000 square foot community center
with double court gym, two community-accessible activity rooms and concessions
areas, a full-size synthetic turf field, a 10,000 square foot playground,
scenic walking path along the Chesapeake Bay, Americans with Disabilities Act
accessible fishing pier any kayak launch. Sparrows Point Park will soon be
shovel ready after the phase two environmental study was recently completed. Additional
state and local funding for the project has been secured to begin work on the
project over multiple years.

Amount Requested: $3 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Somerset County Trail,
Crisfield to Westover

Recipient Name: Somerset County
Department of Recreation & Parks

Location: Somerset County,
Maryland

Project Purpose: Funding to support the
completion of a walking and bicycling trail linking Westover and Crisfield in
Somerset County, MD. To date, 4.7 miles of this travel have been completed
along state-owned right of way along an abandoned rail bed. Approximately eight
miles are left to complete.

Amount Requested: $3 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: US 29 Bus Rapid Transit
Improvement Project – Phase II

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Recipient Name: Montgomery County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for
final design of Phase II of the US 29 Bus Rapid Transit project, including
improved pedestrian and bicyclist mobility, safety, and access in the US 29
corridor, which would improve transit ridership on the US 29 Flash, local Ride
On routes, WMATA Metrobus routes, and regional commuter bus routes.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: WMATA Greenbelt Station
Trail

Location: Greenbelt, MD

Recipient Name: City of Greenbelt

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
construct a bike/pedestrian trail to connect and expand multi-modal
opportunities at the Greenbelt Metro Station. The Trail will connect
neighborhoods like the Greenbelt Station Subdivision with communities in the
City of College Park and the Town of Berwyn Heights, and will connect to
regional parks like Lake Artemisia and local trail networks like the Indian
Stream Trail.

Amount Requested: $2.4 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: US 50 Pedestrian and
Bicycle Overpass in Stevensville, MD

Recipient Name: Queen Anne’s County

Location: Stevensville, Maryland

Project Purpose: Support the construction
of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over U.S. Route 50 in Stevensville, MD. Kent
Island is situated in the Chesapeake Bay, and the entire is bisected by US
50/301. This highway creates significant challenges in connecting the
transportation network to the north and south. 
Currently there are no pedestrian and bicycle facilities to provide
non-automobile access. The overpass project will construct a new pedestrian
bridge to connect an existing pedestrian and bicycle trail network north of US
50/301 with the existing trail network south of US 50/301. The overpass will
allow pedestrians to cross US50/301 without conflict with vehicular traffic and
provide safer pedestrian access to employment, services, schools, parks and
retail developments on Kent Island.

Amount Requested: $3.5 million

 

Interior, Environment,
and Related Agencies Appropriations

 

PROJECT TITLE: Acquisition of Land for
Administrative Purposes of the Historic Preservation Training Center

Recipient Name: National Park Service

Location: Frederick, Maryland

Project Purpose: For the National Park
Service to acquire a new site for the Historic Preservation Training Center
(HPTC). The HPTC is a 44-year old program of the National Park Service, which
supports the operations of the Service through execution of preservation
projects, training of historic tradespeople, and workforce development
initiatives. The program is a critical component of the National Park Service’s
ability to meet the standards and requirements set forth in the National
Historic Preservation Act. I also request the inclusion of the following bill
language to provide acquisition authority: “Sec._____. The Secretary may
acquire land or an interest in land in Frederick County, Maryland, for the
Historic Preservation Training Center of the National Park Service in Frederick
County, Maryland (Center) for the expansion of the physical space, program
initiatives, and workforce development capacity of the Center.”

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Anacostia Watershed
Society Treating & Teaching Program

Location: Prince George’s County,
MD

Recipient Name: Anacostia Watershed
Society

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
install stormwater management projects on Prince George’s County Public School
campuses with associated outdoor classroom facilities, allowing for
environmental education opportunities while simultaneously reducing runoff to
the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

Amount Requested: $200,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Baltimore Ecosystem
Study

Location: Baltimore County, MD

Recipient Name: University of Maryland,
Baltimore County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
continue the long-term Baltimore Ecosystem Study, which compiles data on
watershed, ecology, and sociological issues related to the environment across
the Baltimore region. This data supports educational and community-based
activities and is used by the UMBC’s graduate program in Geography and
Environmental Systems.

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Boonsboro Drinking
Water Reservoir Replacement

Location: Boonsboro, MD

Recipient Name: Town of Boonsboro, MD

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
support the replacement of a 1.3 million gallon Drinking Water Reservoir that
was built in 1954 and currently leaks approximately 15,000 – 25,000 gallons a
day. If the sidewalls and levees of the existing reservoir were to fail, it would
lead to catastrophic flooding and disruption in water service.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Bowie Pipe Replacement
Project

Location: Bowie, MD

Recipient Name: City of Bowie

Project Purpose: Funding will be used to
replace one mile of cast iron water main that has corroded, resulting in a
reduced pipe diameter and trapped iron particles. The replacement pipe will
improve water quality for residents of Bowie. 

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: C&O Canal National
Historical Park

Location: Hagerstown, MD

Recipient Name: National Park Service

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
purchase of 44 acres to expand the C&O Canal National Historical Park. This
is currently an unfunded priority for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Amount Requested: $125,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Cambridge, MD Historic
West End Sewer Line Replacements

Recipient Name: The City of Cambridge,
Maryland

Location: Cambridge, Maryland

Project Purpose: Replace the City of
Cambridge’s highest priority sewer lines in a lower-income neighborhood (400
block of Willis Street) at 630 linear foot at $800 per linear foot. This phase
is part of the rehabilitation of sewer lines installed in 1912 or earlier along
seven streets in Cambridge, MD, which the State of Maryland has determined to
be a disadvantaged community under SDWA section 1452(d)(3). Work would consist
of replacing the sewer main and house service laterals to the road right-of-way
line and restoration of the street surface upon completion of sewer work.

Amount Requested: $504,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Cecil County New
Wastewater Infrastructure

Location: Cecil County, MD

Recipient Name: Cecil County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used for
Phase II of the Route 40 West Sanitary Sewer Subdistrict, which includes
installation of a sanitary sewer collection line. This will help connect
existing homes and businesses with failing on-site septic systems to the County
sewer system and promote economic development within a County-designated growth
area.

Amount Requested: $1 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Chesapeake Marshlands
National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Dorchester County

Recipient Name: National Wildlife
Refuge System

Location: Dorchester County,
Maryland

Project Purpose: For the Fish and
Wildlife Service to initiate habitat restoration projects identified as needs
at the Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Blackwater,
Eastern Neck and Martin National Wildlife Refuges). FWS is currently designing
a project to restore between 800-1000 acres of marsh, which is one-fifth of
what has been lost since the 1930’s, using thin layer placement, living
shorelines, invasive species control, and other management strategies to
enhance climate change resiliency and protect communities.

Amount Requested: $5 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Elktonia/Carr’s Beach
in Annapolis, MD

Recipient Name: National Park Service

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Project Purpose: For the National Park
Service to implement Park Planning, Resiliency and Development of the last
remnant of historic Elktonia/Carr’s Beach, the last of private bayside beaches
in use when anti-Black racism denied African Americans access to segregated
beaches and facilities. In 1902, Frederick Carr, a formerly enslaved person,
and his wife Mary Wells Carr purchased 180 acres of waterfront farmland on the
Annapolis Neck, and in 1926 they founded Carr’s Beach as a beach retreat for
Black families. In the era of Jim Crow laws, Carr’s Beach was prominent as a
performance venue for Black artists and audiences. This Chesapeake Gateways
Community Project will follow State-funded land acquisition of the site and
will contribute to operating, managing, and preserving a natural, recreational,
historical, and cultural resource within the Chesapeake Bay watershed under the
Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998.

Amount Requested: $2 million

 

PROJECT TITLE: Gorman Waterline
Rehabilitation Project

Recipient Name: The Board of Garrett
County Commissioners

Location: Gorman, Maryland

Project Purpose: Replace an aging
ductile iron water main line with new, corrosion-resistant PVC material in
Gorman, Maryland, a census-designated place located in Garrett County. The
State of Maryland has determined all communities in Garrett County to be
disadvantaged under SDWA section 1452(d)(3). The Gorman water system was
installed in the 1970’s and is deteriorating at an alarming rate. This system
serves approximately 147 low-to-moderate income households that would be
cost-burdened by an increase in taxes or fees to pay for the replacement of the
line.

Amount Requested: $704,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Monocacy National
Battlefield

Location: Frederick County, MD

Recipient Name: National Park Service

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
purchase 17 acres to expand the Monocacy National Battlefield site. This is
currently an unfunded priority for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Amount Requested: $900,000

 

PROJECT TITLE: Stormwater Management
Infrastructure Improvements in Anne Arundel County, MD

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County

Location: Anne Arundel County,
Maryland

Project Purpose: Design and construction
for stormwater management infrastructure improvements in Patapsco Tidal
streams, nearby outfalls and ponds necessary to comply with Federal and State
clean water requirements. The project includes the assessment of 15 outfalls, 8
best management practices (BMPs), and 12,000 linear feet of Rock Creek and
restorations of 6,630 linear feet of stream, 3 outfalls, and up to 8 possible
BMP retrofits. Anne Arundel County assigned this project its highest Priority
Rating. The Patapsco Tidal watershed is located near the confluence of the
Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay. It has reaches determined to be impaired
under CWA section 303(d).

Amount Requested: $3,413,500

 

PROJECT TITLE: Ward 1 Stormwater
Project

Location: Hyattsville, MD

Recipient Name: City of Hyattsville

Project Purpose: Funds will be used
design and install stormwater management infrastructure, mitigating flooding in
lower Ward 1 neighborhoods and business district and minimizing runoff to the
Anacostia River.

Amount Requested: $870,000

 

Homeland Security
Appropriations

 

PROJECT TITLE: Point of Rocks
Significant/High Hazard Dam Decommissioning and Stream Restoration

Location: Frederick County, MD

Recipient Name: Frederick County

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to
safely remove an existing hazardous dam and provide storm water management
onsite. The dam was deemed a risk by the Maryland Department of the Environment
because, should it fail and create a flood wave, it would result in loss of
life immediately downstream and damage to MD Route 28 and a MARC Train Station parking
lot. The process of decommissioning the dam and instituting stronger stormwater
management controls with community input will serve as a model for similar
projects in the state. The project has the support of the Maryland Emergency
Management Agency, which is a requirement to qualify for federal funds.

Amount Requested: $907,866

 

PROJECT TITLE: Rockville 6 Taft Court
Emergency Power Generation

Location: Rockville, Maryland

Recipient Name: The City of Rockville,
Maryland

Project Purpose: Provide the federal
cost share for the City of Rockville’s 6 Taft Court Emergency Power Generation
project. The City of Rockville purchased and is renovating a building that will
house the first dedicated Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the history of
the City and other critical city functions. In addition to the EOC, the new
facility will be the home of critical city lifeline services to include the
Department of Public Works and the City’s water utility and regional wastewater
authority. Both components are critical community lifeline services. The new
facility will allow for coordinated activities across city department in the
event of critical incidents and disasters as well as serve as Continuity of
Operations (COOP) relocation site for critical lifeline services and Continuity
of Government (COG) functions housed in other city facilities. To ensure that
critical lifeline services necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of
Rockville residents is uninterrupted, this project proposes to install a 600kw
Generator on-site at the facility. This project has received a written letter
of support from the Maryland Emergency Management Administration (MEMA),
Maryland’s State Administrative Agency (SAA) for the FEMA non-Disaster grant
programs, that the project is eligible and meets the criteria established in
the FY2020 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Notice of
Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The project aligns with the Montgomery County
Hazard Mitigation Plan, adopted by the City of Rockville, which calls for
making improvements and updates to the Rockville maintenance and Emergency
Operations facilities.

Amount Requested: $408,750

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