Community Project Funding
Community project funding provides federal support for initiatives that will provide a direct benefit to local governments and non-profit organizations. All funding follows strict guidelines for inclusion in federal appropriations legislation.
The Rules of the House of Representatives require each Member to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in any community project funding requests. Congressman Comer’s certification letters, background information, and letters of support from local and state elected leaders for each project are below.
Fiscal Year 2024 Projects
Project Name: Bellepoint Sewer Separation Project
Project Recipient: City of Frankfort
Address of the Recipient: 315 West 2nd Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Project summary: The City of Frankfort seeks State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) funding to replace an aging combined sewer system with separate sanitary and storm sewer systems. New catch basins, curb inlets, and curb and gutter will be constructed. The purpose of the project is to reduce the volume of water being pumped to and treated by the wastewater treatment plant, as well as mitigate flooding of streets, yards, and homes in an underserved area of the community. Combined sewer overflows will also be reduced, improving water quality.
Project Name: Crittenden-Livingston Counties Water District Expansion – Phase I Project
Project Recipient: Crittenden-Livingston Counties Water District
Address of the Recipient: 620 East Main Street, Salem, Kentucky 42078
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Project summary: To address the Marion, Kentucky, water emergency, this project would design and construct an additional 300,000-gallon clear well at the Crittenden-Livingston Water District (CLWD) water plant to increase capacity and maintain a supply of finished water prior to completion of the plant’s overall expansion. Additionally, the project would upgrade the City of Grand Rivers’ connection to a neighboring water utility allowing Grand Rivers (a CLWD wholesale customer) to meet its full needs from the alternate supplier, thus freeing up plant capacity and resulting in more water available for Marion. The Grand Rivers upgrades include new pumps and pump house near Kentucky Dam and an 8-inch water line across the dam.
Project Name: Ephraim McDowell Health – Behavioral Health Relocation and Facilities Improvement Project
Project Recipient: Ephraim McDowell Health, dba as Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
Address of the Recipient: 217 South Third Street, Danville, Kentucky 40422
Amount Requested: $1,508,283
Project summary: Ephraim McDowell Health (EMH) is pursuing a federal investment to remediate aging facilities at the Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville, KY. If awarded, Community Project Funding will be utilized for the relocation of the Medical Center’s behavioral health unit, which currently resides in the North Building, a portion of the hospital that has reached the end of its useful life and will be demolished to accommodate future expansion. Through this relocation, EMH plans to outfit the behavioral health unit with new fixtures to ensure patient safety and enhance the quality of care.
Project Name: Farmdale Sanitation District Interceptor Sewer System – Phase I Project
Project Recipient: Franklin County Fiscal Court
Address of the Recipient: 321 West Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Project summary: Franklin County Fiscal Court is pursuing funding to eliminate six existing package wastewater treatment plants and direct all wastewater to a centralized pump station that will then convey sewage to the City of Frankfort for treatment. If awarded, the area will be relieved of multiple, independent and sometimes unsafe and unreliable sewer treatment systems.
Project Name: Murray State University Police Department Security and Communications Project
Project Recipient: Murray State University
Address of the Recipient: 322 Sparks Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071
Amount Requested: $1,100,000
Project summary: If awarded, Murray State University Police Department would utilize Community Project Funding to purchase replacement radio communication console systems software and hardware. This equipment will replace the University’s current police radio communications system and portable radio equipment, with most units having reached the end of their useful life with parts no longer available. The Police Department will also replace roughly 60 cameras and install supporting infrastructure as needed. New cameras in critical areas will allow for high-definition footage and much wider viewing angles that will increase the effectiveness of the surveillance system.
Project Name: Madisonville-Hopkins County 911 Emergency Operations Center Project
Project Recipient: City of Madisonville
Address of the Recipient: 67 N. Main Street, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
Amount Requested: $258,354
Project summary: This project involves moving the Madisonville Police Department’s 911 Emergency Operations Center from the basement of the old courthouse to a newer facility with more space. Their 911 capabilities have expanded in recent years, and they have outgrown their current location. A portion of this move will include the purchase of new equipment and upgraded technology. If awarded, Community Project Funding will be utilized to purchase the equipment necessary to create a Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) inside the facility that would capitalize on a wide range of innovative technologies.
Project Name: Graves County Economic Development Infrastructure Extension and Road Widening Project
Project Recipient: Graves County Economic Development, Inc.
Address of the Recipient: 201 E College Street, Mayfield, Kentucky 42066
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Project summary: This project would extend water, sewer, gas, and electric utilities and widen the entryway to an industrial site in a community recovering from a devastating tornado.
Project Name: Henderson Airport Runway Extension Project
Project Recipient: Henderson City-County Airport
Address of the Recipient: 2154 Highway 136 West, Henderson, Kentucky 42420
Amount Requested: $12,140,376.30
Project summary: If awarded, the Henderson City-County Airport would utilize Community Project Funding for reconstruction and extension of the existing runway, including the design and reconstruction of the existing runway surface, and an upgrade to energy efficient LED lighting. The runway’s current condition is deteriorated and degraded to the extent in which routine maintenance will no longer maintain the runway surface in a way that adequately provides a safe surface for aircraft operations and has been determined to be “structurally inadequate”.
Project Name: Kentucky Army National Guard Civil Support Team Ready Building Design
Project Recipient: Kentucky Army National Guard
Address of the Recipient: 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Amount Requested: $1,134,000
Project summary: If awarded, this project would involve specially designing a Civil Support Team Ready Building at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. The facility design will incorporate administrative, training, and logistical requirements into the facility. Design will also include information and technology and utility connections, vehicle/equipment parking and egress, exterior lighting, and fencing.