Community Project Funding allows certain federal funds to be directed toward a state, locality, or eligible nonprofit serving a Congressional district through the Appropriations process.
To ensure the utmost transparency in this process, the projects submitted on behalf of Florida’s Thirteenth Congressional District are listed below.
Project Name: City of Gulfport Sanitary Sewer Repairs
Requested Amount: $2,545,457
Intended Recipient: City of Gulfport
Project location: Gulfport, Florida
Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: 2401 53rd St. S., Gulfport, FL 3707.
This project aims to rehabilitate up to 32,000 linear feet of sewer main to eliminate ground and storm water from being introduced into the sanitary sewer system. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because it improves efficiency by conveying wastewater away and prevents sanitary sewer overflows into the Boca Ciega Bay during wet weather events. This will help fight against the problem of red tide in our communities.
Project Name: Pinellas County Erosion Control Project Sand Key Segment
Requested Amount: $900,000
Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project location: Pinellas County, Florida
Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: Along Gulf Blvd
The Project consists of funding to design renourishment of approximately 9 miles of critically eroded shoreline within the 14.2-mile Federal Pinellas County Shore Protection Project at Sand Key. This project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because it provides storm damage reduction protection to upland public and private infrastructure, supports tourism in Pinellas County, and provides nesting habitat for the threatened loggerhead sea turtle.