Appropriations

Community Project Funding Requests: 

Project Name: Center for Agricultural Animal Genetic Engineering and Health

Request Amount: $4,000,000

Intended Recipient: University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Address: 2-64 Ag Building, Columbia, MO 65201

Explanation of request: A new Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Research Lab at the Center for Agricultural Animal Genetic Engineering and Health would meet the need for producing genetic variant animals for research and act as a hub for animal genetic research to improve animal health and yields that will benefit the livestock industry in Missouri and across the country.

Financial Disclosure Letter

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Project Name: Centertown Wastewater Collection System

Request Amount: $8,686,000

Intended Recipient: Village of Centertown

Address: 1227 Broadway Street, Centertown, Missouri 65023

Explanation of request: The age and condition of the many septic tanks currently within the Village of Centertown pose a threat to the local community and nearby rivers. A central wastewater system will help correct problems that have arisen from the aging and undersize septic system and provide a safer and more long-term solution for the community.

Financial Disclosure Letter

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Project Name: Jefferson City Memorial Airport Air Traffic Control Tower Reconstruction 

Request Amount: $3,400,000

Intended Recipient: City of Jefferson

Address: 500 Airport Road, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Explanation of request: The existing Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at Jefferson City Memorial Airport was originally constructed in 1973 as a temporary structure and has served approximately two million operations during its 48-year history. The equipment and infrastructure of the ATCT is outdated and beyond repair and needs to be updated. Additionally, the current size of the tower does not meet current FAA standards and does not meet airfield line of sight recommendations. The reconstruction will help the ATCT meet current FAA standards and recommendations while also enhancing the safety and operations of the airport.

Financial Disclosure Letter

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Project Name: Lower Missouri Jefferson City L-142

Request Amount: $1.5 million

Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Address: 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Explanation of request: The project is to prepare a plan for a levee system that will greatly reduce recurring flooding and flood damages on the north bank of the Missouri River at Jefferson City, MO, including the Airport and numerous medium and large sized businesses, and a large agricultural area. The area has been impacted by damaging flooding in 1993, 1995, 2007 and in 2019 which has serious economic and infrastructure impacts to the region. 

Financial Disclosure Letter

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Project Name: Osage River Ecosystem Restoration, Brockman Springs Road

Request Amount: $275,000

Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Address: 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Explanation of request: The project will protect Brockman Springs Road, farmland and environmental degradation, specifically streambank erosion, loss of aquatic/riparian habitats, sedimentation, impacts to T&E mussel species, degraded navigation dike structures, and long-term impacts to surrounding agriculture/infrastructure. The 1135 project would look at reach-specific needs and problems within the Brockman Springs Road area and identify restoration techniques that could also be used and applied in the broader Lower Osage River GI Study, resulting in a systemic approach to address overall Lower Osage river problems. 

Financial Disclosure Letter

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Project Name: Upper Mississippi River Comprehensive Plan

Request Amount: $1 million

Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District

Address: 1500 Rock Island Drive, Rock Island, IL 61201

Explanation of request: The planning efforts for this project will address flood-related bottlenecks, prepare for long-duration drought events, and develop more strategies for more effectively managing sediment. As a result, the project will improve flood resiliency, navigation, and habitat restoration efforts. This project will protect lives, livelihoods, homes, businesses, and public infrastructure from dangerous flood events along the Upper Mississippi River.

Financial Disclosure Letter

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Project Name: Upper Mississippi River – Illinois WW System, IL, IA, MN, MO & WI program

Request Amount: $22.5 million

Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District 

Address: 1500 Rock Island Drive, Rock Island, IL 61201

Explanation of request: The Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) has widespread bipartisan support from the five states on the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) and the support of industry, America’s building trades, and environmental groups. Unfortunately, delays in construction continue to threaten the reliability of the overall productivity of the waterway. Shippers have legitimate concerns about the age of this structure and increases in planned and emergency lock outages. According to a study prepared for the National Waterways Foundation and the U.S. Maritime Administration, estimated costs of an unplanned closure of Lock 25 alone, which is located near Winfield, Missouri, would result in a $1.57 billion loss to the economy, impacting 132 counties in 17 states. Many farmers and businesses in MO-03 rely on the Upper Mississippi River to ship crops or goods to market, but America’s competitiveness in foreign markets shrinks each year without a new start. With 60 percent of our nation’s grain exports traveling on the UMRS, we cannot afford to let this situation worsen. NESP provides the opportunity to address these reliability issues, protect this infrastructure from catastrophic failure and provide roughly 10,000 construction jobs over the lifetime of the program, which is about 20 years of construction.

Financial Disclosure Letter