Appropriations

FY22 COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS 

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Project Name: Center for Agricultural Animal Genetic Engineering and Health
Request Amount: $4 million
Intended Recipient: University of Missouri - Columbia
Address: 2-64 Agriculture Building, Columbia, Missouri 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.

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FY23 COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS

Project Name: Co-Mo Connect: Tantara Broadband Expansion Project
Request Amount: $960,150
Intended Recipient: Co-Mo Connect 
Address: 29868 MO-5, Tipton, MO 65081
Explanation of Request: This project would deploy a massive fiber-to-the-home project at the Lake of the Ozarks to expand their growing network and connect the heart of Mid-Missouri to a high-speed broadband network. Specifically, it will deliver broadband to 801 homes and businesses in the region. 

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Project Name: Gasconade County Sheriff's Office Expansion
Request Amount: $30,000
Intended Recipient: Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office
Address: 119 1st St. Room 22, Hermann, MO 65041
Explanation of Request: This project would utilize funds to develop plans to construct a new office for the Sheriff's Department in Gasconade County, MO. As the principal law enforcement agency in the county the citizens and those who visit the county would benefit tremendously from an up to date, modern facility in which to operate, maintain records and store evidence.

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Project Name: Center for Agricultural Animal Genetic Engineering and Health
Request Amount: $6 million
Intended Recipient: University of Missouri - Columbia
Address: 2-64 Agriculture Building, Columbia, Missouri 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.

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Project Name: Aspire Partnership Vocational Skills Training/Certificate Program
Request Amount: $40,000
Intended Recipient: North East Community Action Corporation
Address: 11 Woodcrest Drive, Troy, MO 63379
Explanation of Request: The overall objective off this program is to reduce recidivism, which studies have shown that immediate access to employment reduces recidivism. The funds would be spent for a vocational skills training/certificate program that allow the participants to hone important technical skills. The on-the-job vocational skills program would make them eligible to earn the necessary certifications to immediately qualify for an apprenticeship with the carpenter’s union signatory contractors upon release. This skills training will help formerly incarcerated participants effectively transition back into their communities.

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Project Name: Next Generation University of Missouri Research Reactor (NextGen MURR)
Request Amount: $20 million 
Intended Recipient: University of Missouri - Columbia
Address: 1513 Research Park Drive, Columbia, MO 65211
Explanation of Request: This funding would be used to begin the design and planning work necessary for the eventual construction of a 20-megawatt research reactor specifically designed and built to produce critical short-lived medical radioisotopes for use in diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals that are needed by cancer patients across the nation. This expanded capability will compliment and strengthen the life-saving medical research being conducted at the MU NextGen Precision Health facility by adding world-class capabilities in medical radioisotopes, nuclear medicine, and molecular imaging as well as creating a national cluster for innovation in drug discovery.

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Project Name: Lake Area Counties Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime Program
Request Amount: $505,000
Intended Recipient: Camden County Prosecutor’s Office 
Address: 1 Ct Cir NW Ste. 10, Camdenton, MO 65020
Explanation of Request: This project would help support local law enforcement in identifying, disrupting, and prosecuting criminal networks that are engaging in human trafficking, drug trafficking, financial crimes and other criminal activity traveling to, and operating in, the Lake of the Ozarks region.

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Project Name: Lower Missouri Jefferson City L-142
Request Amount: $1.2 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 would utilize funding 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 project will protect over 1,000 jobs. 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. The City of Jefferson City, the State of Missouri, and the business community have formed a partnership intent on moving forward with a project to protect critical investment and lives from future flooding.

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Project Name: St. Louis Riverfront, Meramec River Basin, Missouri & Illinois.
Request Amount: $500,000
Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
Address: 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Explanation of Request: Prepare and execute a Design Agreement with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, initiate and complete design of a bank stabilization and sediment capture basin project on the Big River in Jefferson County, Missouri. This bank stabilization design will include the use of weirs and stream barbs, biotechnical stabilization of the upper bank, tree plantings, and grade control of a tributary stream. This package will allow for complete Plans and Specifications to be on the shelf and ready for construction.

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Project Name: Upper Mississippi River – Illinois WW System, IL, IA, MN, MO & WI
Request Amount: $25 million
Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District
Address: 1500 Rock Island Drive, Rock Island, IL 61201
Explanation of Request: NESP will address improvements to roughly the busiest one-fifth of UMR-IWW locks in the system of 1,175 miles of commercially navigable waters. NESP’s authorization includes constructing new lock chambers of 1,200-feet in length at Lock & Dam 20, 21, 22, 24, and 25 on the Upper Mississippi River, and at LaGrange Lock and Peoria Lock on the Illinois Waterway. Other navigation efficiencies include construction of mooring facilities, lock guidewalls, switchboats to aid lockages and mitigation projects.

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Project Name: East Central College Streaming Technology
Request Amount: $1 million
Intended Recipient: East Central College 
Address: 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union, Mo 63084
Explanation of Request: The funding will allow the campus to be able to enhance and fully equip 78 classrooms and lab spaces across East Central College's Union campus with technology that will enhance distance learning as well as streaming/web conferencing abilities to expand student and faculty communication and engagement.

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Project Name: Compass Health, Inc. Eldon, MO Clinic
Request Amount: $1 million 
Intended Recipient: Compass Health, Inc.
Address: 111 Mexico Court, St. Peters, MO 63376
Explanation of Request: This funding will be used to support the overall cost of a new healthcare clinic in Eldon, MO. Through this facility expansion, Compass Health will be able to increase the availability of services and treatment programs as well as our professional workforce for a rural community and meet the growing demand of the local community for clinically effective, accessible, and affordable mental health and substance use disorder treatment services.

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Project Name: Centertown Wastewater System
Request Amount: $6 million 
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.

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Project Name: Washington Regional Airport Runway Extension and Expansion
Request Amount: $6.174 million
Intended Recipient: City of Washington 
Address: 12958 State Hwy 47, Marthasville, MO 63357
Explanation of Request: The current airfield is designed to B-II standards which are based upon slower moving turbine powered aircraft. The runway extension and widening will upgrade the facility to C-II standards which is designed to accommodate faster moving jet powered aircraft. While the current facility is designed around the B-II standard there are several C class aircraft that operate at the airport on a regular basis. Additionally, by upgrading the airport will improve the ability of community to attract businesses and users that fly larger and faster aircrafts.

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Project Name: Rock Island Trail State Park Development
Request Amount: $5 million
Intended Recipient: Missouri Department of Transportation 
Address: 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65201
Explanation of Request: The Rock Island Corridor is a 144.3-mile section of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad that runs from Windsor, MO to Beaufort, MO. Owned by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, this trail will further enhance Missouri as a destination for outdoor activities and help foster further economic development in 22 rural towns along the corridor. The requested funding will be used to further develop the trail, specifically to construct trail surface, convert bridges and tunnels for trail use, and develop trailheads in communities along the trail corridor.

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Project Name: Interchange Improvements at I-70, Kingdom City, Missouri
Request Amount: $8.739 million 
Intended Recipient: Missouri Department of Transportation 
Address: Kingdom City, MO
Explanation of Request: This project will make much needed improvements to the intersection located at I-70 in Kingdom City, Missouri and help enhance the flow of traffic.