Community Project Funding Requests
Congressman Andy Kim has submitted funding requests for important community projects in New Jersey's 3rd 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, Congressman Kim has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.
Subcommittee: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Hope One Burlington County Expansion
Amount Requested: $300,000
Intended Recipient: County of Burlington, 49 Ranocas Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Project Description: The funding would be used to expand the county’s successful Hope One initiative, a partnership between the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, Human Services Department, and Health Department that operates a mobile access unit that offers critical support for individuals and their families struggling with addiction and related issues. The main goal is to prevent drug overdoses and deaths by providing links to treatment and recovery support services. Hope One operates one day each week, selecting locations most in need of services. Burlington County is requesting federal funding to expand operation of the Hope One mobile unit for additional days each week to visit more locations across the county. This project is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it addresses the human and economic impacts of substance use disorder (SUD) in our community.
Subcommittee: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Project Name: On POINT Program Expansion
Amount Requested: $32,000
Intended Recipient: Stafford Township Police Department, 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Project Description: The funding would be used to expand the Stafford Township Police Department’s successful On POINT (Proactive Outreach In Needs and Treatment) program to include Barnegat Township. The On POINT program is a partnership between Ocean Mental Health Services (OceanMHS), a non-profit behavioral health center, and participating Ocean County police departments. OceanMHS provides on-site social workers at participating police departments, and police departments send referrals to On POINT for community residents they identify as high-risk, frequent utilizers of emergency services, or in need of a social work intervention. This project is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it connects residents to services to address the underlying causes of crises, reduces police time spent on high utilizers of police resources, and improves police-community relations.