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Rep Boyle Community Project Funding Submissions

April 28, 2021
Press Release

Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro announced that the House Committee on Appropriations will be accepting Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from Members. This is in addition to the standard programmatic and language-based requests. Each Member is limited to no more than 10 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees for Fiscal Year 2022 and there is no guarantee that all requested projects will be funded. More information on the process can be found on the House Appropriations Committee page here
 
Projects requested
Note: The projects are listed alphabetically by recipient name. 
  
Applicant name: Delaware River City Corporation (d/b/a Riverfront North Partnership)
Project Name: Tacony-Holmesburg Trail design and construction 
Address: 3460 N. Delaware Avenue, Suite 306 Philadelphia, PA 19134
Amount Requested: $2,500,000
Project description and explanation: Funding will support design and construction of the 1.8 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail from Princeton Avenue to the entrance of Pennypack on the Delaware Park in Northeast Philadelphia. The Tacony-Holmesburg Trail will relieve congestion, improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, and provide renewed access to the riverfront.  
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation 
Project Name: Parking lot design and construction 
Address: 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Amount Requested: $241,784
Project description and explanation: Funding will support the design and construct a new parking lot on the grounds of Glen Foerd, a public park and museum located in Northeast Philadelphia, with an approximate capacity of 64 vehicles. The construction of a new parking lot at Glen Foerd advances local comprehensive plans by providing greater access to recreational and on-water activities in Philadelphia, including improved access to the Delaware River and the Poquessing Creek.
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 

Applicant name: It Takes Philly (d/b/a Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium)
Project Name: Health Equity Center Capital Equipment and Programming 
Address: 419 Johnson Street, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Project description and explanation: Funding will support capital equipment, health information systems and electronic record keeping, workforce development in healthcare and programming costs for children and seniors. Programming will promote health education, safe spaces for childcare and play, and senior wellness at its satellite site at Deliverance Evangelistic Church and a permanent site currently under consideration for purchase at Jones Tabernacle AME Church.
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: Lutheran Social Mission Society. d/b/a Lutheran Settlement Home 
Project Name: Strengthening Supports for Victims of Domestic Violence
Address: 1340 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125
Amount Requested: $125,000
Project description and explanation: Funding will be used to hire an additional Spanish-speaking domestic violence counselor and to sustain a Medical Advocacy (MA) program in city hospitals. During COVID-19, Lutheran Settlement Home has seen a 40% increase in the number of people seeking domestic violence support, including an increase in Spanish-speaking clients. 
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: Mothers in Charge 
Project Name: Prevention, Intervention and Education (PIE)
Address: 520 N. Delaware Avenue, Suite 302, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Amount Requested: $100,000
Project description and explanation: The PIE project addresses multiple sources of violence to effectively reduce gun violence. The overall goal is to reduce gun violence and the proliferation of illegal guns in the Philadelphia area. Other goals include increasing community awareness of the importance of addressing gun violence; reduction in the number of women engaging in “Straw Purchases”; and increase in the number of youth, survivors of gun violence, and family members of homicide victims becoming involved with community efforts to reduce gun violence.
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: North 5th Street Revitalization Project of Culture Trust 
Project Name: Upper North Business District Beautification and Branding Improvements
Address: 5738 N. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19120 
Amount Requested: $150,000
Project description and explanation: The North 5th Street Revitalization Project (N5SRP) focuses on implementing interrelated programs that prevent crime, improve and maintain the streetscape, increase economic activity and build community ties among residents and merchants. N5SRP aspires to reinvent the Olney neighborhood not only by celebrating its past, but by embracing the present cultures residing in Olney through the Upper North Business District Beautification and Branding Improvements project.
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: Nueva Esperanza, Inc (Esperanza) 
Project Name: Address Technology and Health Disparities in Multi-Service Community Facility
Address: 4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Amount Requested: $1,075,000
Project description and explanation: This project funds crucial enhancements to Esperanza’s community center in the Hunting Park neighborhood of North Philadelphia. With this funding, Esperanza, a proven community organization devoted to empowering Hispanic and African American communities, will be able to open a health clinic and a community activity and technology facility within their multi-site complex. The project will address health and technology disparities for local residents and ensure the community progresses towards a strong recovery from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: Opportunities Industrialization Center Inc. d/b/a Philadelphia OIC
Project Name: Medical Assistant Program 
Address: 1231 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Amount Requested: $577,000
Project description and explanation: This will serve low income and minority communities by teaching the skills needed to gain employment in healthcare setting. 
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: The Salvation Army 
Project Name: Salvation Army Red Shield Family Resident Revitalization Project 
Address: 715 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Project description and explanation: Funding is needed for a variety of upgrades to continue to provide quality service to homeless families that seek shelter at the Red Shield Family Residence, and to make sure the property is safe and secure. The objective of the Red Shield Family Residence is to address homelessness, food insecurity, and other concerns by providing the support and care that vulnerable families in Philadelphia require.
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 
 
Applicant name: Urban League of Philadelphia  
Project Name: Housing Counseling Program 
Address: 121 S. Broad Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Amount Requested: $350,000
Project description and explanation: The project funds the Urban League of Philadelphia’s HUD-certified Housing Counseling Program, which provides comprehensive support for Philadelphia residents. Predominantly serving Black, Latinx, and underserved Philadelphians, the Urban League’s housing counseling helps our city’s most vulnerable renters avoid homelessness and displacement. The Program also increases financial education throughout the community and conducts tenant’s rights workshops to prevent eviction and foreclosures. Funding for this program will support a crucial service to address our city’s housing crisis and bolster our community’s response and recovery from COVID-19.
Signed Disclosure letter: click here 

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