Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

FY22 Community Project Funding Requests

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s Second Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

 

[Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies]
[Fort Valley State University and Albany State University]
$995,000
1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030
The funding would be used to address food deserts in economically strained rural counties in Middle and Southwest Georgia by establishing community gardens in selected rural locations, increasing access to local fresh fruits and vegetables, engaging community members in outdoor physical activity through gardening, and educating families on the importance of healthy lifestyle.
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies]
[City of Pelham]
$225,000
108 Hand Ave., Pelham, GA 31779
The funding would be used for new communication technologies in the City of Pelham, which will ensure interoperability between different law enforcement agencies and other public safety entities.
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies]  
[Georgia Family Connection Partnership]
$612,315
235 Peachtree Street, Suite 1600, Atlanta, GA 30303
The funding would be used to mitigate learning loss in Georgia’s Second Congressional District through implementing and strengthening the Get Georgia Reading Campaign, Georgia’s third grade reading proficiency initiative.
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.]
$1,000,000
417 W. Third Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
The funding would be used to support their Mobile Medical Units Program, for the purchase of two mobile clinics to address the crisis in rural healthcare access.
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI)]
$1,100,000
800 GSW State University Drive, Americus, GA 31709
The funding would be used to enable RCI to better manage, collect, analyze, and share data with its many community partners and stakeholders in order to identify best practices, provide comprehensive training, and to develop a virtual caregiving assistance platform for the caregiving community in Southwest Georgia and throughout the state. 
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies]
[City of Albany, Georgia-Driskell Park]
$3,850,000
401 Pine Ave. Albany, Georgia 31701
The funding would be used to renovate and rehabilitate Driskell Park located in a central, low to moderate income neighborhood. The project will provide for wellness programming and recreational opportunities for all ages and accommodate those individuals with disabilities through ADA designed enhancements.
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[City of Bainbridge]
$1,000,000
101 S Broad St, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
The funding would be used for water and wastewater infrastructure costs to facilitate the development of an industrial park in the city.
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.]
$2,000,000
1216 Dawson Road, Suite 108, Albany, Georgia 31707
The funding would be used to build a sustainable solution to chronic food insecurity in southwest Georgia through the creation of a community food hub.
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[The Ritz Theater and Cultural Center]
 $2,200,000
401 Pine Ave., Albany, Georgia 31701
The funding would be used for Phase I of a renovation and rehabilitation project of the historic Ritz Theater and Cultural Center located in the “Little Harlem” district of Downtown Albany. Little Harlem was historically the cultural center for the African American community in Southwest Georgia and the Ritz Theater served as a central cultural and entertainment venue for the community.  
Member's Signed Certification Letter

[The Urban League of Greater Columbus, Inc.]
$500,000
802 1st Ave., Columbus, Georgia 31901
The funding would be used to conduct extensive exterior and interior renovations to the two primary office buildings of the recipient.
Member's Signed Certification Letter