Community Project Funding Requests
April 28, 2021 UPDATE: Congressman Welch has selected ten community projects for funding in the FFY2022 Appropriations Bill. Short descriptions of the projects are included below.
Congressman Welch also submitted one project for funding under the National Defense Authorization Act.
Congressman Welch certifies that neither he nor his immediate family have a financial interest in the nominations made.
Project Applicant: Henry Sheldon Museum
Project Name: Henry Sheldon Museum Historic Window Restoration and HVAC Energy Upgrades
Project Location: 1 Park Street, Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Project County: Addison
Requested Amount: $85,000
Project Applicant: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Project Name: Science Annex Mass Timber Addition
Project Location: 1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
Project County: Caledonia
Requested Amount: $2,465,176
Account: USDA Community Facilities
Project Applicant: Chittenden County Public Safety Authority
Project Name: CCPSA Regional Dispatch Center
Project Location: 19 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, Vermont 05404
Project County: Chittenden
Requested Amount: $750,000
Account: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) – Technology and Equipment
Project Applicant: City of St. Albans
Project Name: Creating/Retaining Jobs with Redevelopment of Former Fonda/Solo Manufacturing Site
Project Location: 15-21 Lower Newton Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478
Project County: Franklin
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Project Applicant: Town of Derby
Project Name: Derby Park Project
Project Location: 124 Main Street, Derby, Vermont 05829
Project County: Orleans
Requested Amount: $517,750
Project Applicant: Chamber and Economic Development of the Rutland Region
Project Name: Vermont Farmers Food Center’s (VFFC) Heart of Vermont Agriculture (HoVA) Program
Project Location: 251 West Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701
Project County: Rutland
Requested Amount: $1,688,000
Project Applicant: East Calais Community Trust
Project Name: East Calais General Store
Project Location: 4530 VT Route 14, East Calais, Vermont 05650
Project County: Washington
Requested Amount: $200,000
Project Applicant: Behavioral Health Network of Vermont Inc., dba Vermont Care Network
Project Name: Montpelier: Wheels and Waves – Opiate Use Disorder Treatment
Project Location: 137 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Project County: Washington
Requested Amount: $1,141,162
Project Applicant: Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Project Name: Tri-Park Cooperative: Reducing Flood Risk & Increasing Resilience
Project Location: Mountain Home Mobile Home Park, 42 Village Drive, Brattleboro, Vermont 05602
Project County: Windham
Requested Amount: $1,276,213
Project Applicant: Vermont State Colleges – Northern Vermont University – Lyndon
Project Name: NVU – Lyndon Student Persistence and Retention of Low-Income, First Generation, and Disabled Students
Project Location: 1001 College Road, P.O. Box 919, Lyndonville VT 05851-0919
Project County: Caledonia
Requested Amount: $253,032
Project Applicant: Biathlon - Army National Guard
Request: $16.4 million
Project Location: Jericho, VT
Recipient: Vermont Army National Guard
Recipient Address: 789 Vermont National Guard Road Colchester, VT 05446
Purpose: Repair and improve the existing Army National Guard Biathlon Facility on Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho VT. These will allow the facility to earn an International Biathlon Union (IBU) Class B “National Level” competition event license and a current International Ski Federation (FIS) homologation certificate at the national and international level.
Justification: This facility is the headquarters for National Guard Biathlon in the United States. The existing biathlon range trains approximately 7,830 personnel per year. Major events held include the Chief, National Guard Bureau Championships, United States Biathlon Association National Championships, US Junior World Biathlon Trials, North American Championship Series races, and National Guard Biathlon Regional Series races. Additionally, the range supports local high school cross country races, weekly training for civilian cross country and Biathlon Groups, and daily training for NG Biathlon biathletes. Without the upgrades, the biathlon facility will no longer be a competition venue for US military biathlon operations and national or international biathlon competitions.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has given each Member of Congress authority to nominate up to ten community projects for possible inclusion in the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills. You may suggest a project for Congressman Welch to nominate by filling out the survey linked below. This survey will be open until Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Unfortunately, no responses can be considered after the March 31st deadline.
Please review the important guidelines and eligibility information listed below before starting the survey. You cannot save the survey while filling it out so please have all information available before you open the survey. Community support for any submitted projects is critical for consideration, so please have any support documentation in .pdf form and ready to submit as part of the survey. Every project that will be submitted to the Appropriations Committee by Congressman Welch will be posted on his website.
- Survey Link (Google Forms)
- Complete Text of Survey
- U.S. House Committee on Appropriations - Appropriations Requests
Please note that there will be a separate process for surface transportation projects that are funded by the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization bill.
Below are links to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittees’ Links to community project guidance documents. Applicants should review these guidance documents to identify the accounts in the appropriations bill for which Members of Congress may nominate community projects.
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development: