Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Community Project Funding

FY22 Community Project Funding  Terri A. Sewell Appropriations Requests

To meet the needs of communities in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, Congresswoman Sewell submits programmatic, language-based, and community project funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee.

As part of the important reforms for community project funding, Congresswoman Sewell is publicly disclosing the projects her office is submitting to the committee. In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congresswoman Sewell has certified that she and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested.

Projects submitted for Alabama’s 7th Congressional District are displayed below. 

  • Dallas County – Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
    • Proposed Recipient: City of Selma
    • Address of Recipient: 222 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701
    • Amount of Request: $550,000
    • Explanation of Request: The funding would allow the City of Selma to hire additional officers to help patrol the city and work to reduce gun violence.  The additional resources will also help facilitate an open relationship between the police department and the community through police education.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Jefferson County - Greater Shiloh Baptist Church - Employment and Training Project
    • Proposed Recipient: Cornerstone Revitalization Foundation, Inc.
    • Address of Recipient: 2135 Jefferson Ave SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35211
    • Amount of Request: $1,498,424.00
    • Explanation of Request: To reduce recidivism, CWD will afford Adults ages 25 and older opportunities to learn a trade and technical skills as well as participants will have the opportunity to get their GED and pursue post-secondary education opportunities and help with obtaining affordable housing. The program is about assisting participants with not just jobs but careers.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Jefferson County – North Birmingham Community Development Rehabilitation Project
    • Proposed Recipient: City of Birmingham
    • Address of Recipient: 710 20th Street N., Birmingham, AL 35203
    • Amount of Request: $3,000,000
    • Explanation of Request: The North Birmingham Community has suffered from environmental justice concerns for over a century. A largely redlined area, the community includes multiple coal refinement operations, the 35th Avenue Superfund site, and parts of the community sustain flood damage regularly. This project would remove environmental concerns in the old North Birmingham Elementary School.  The redevelopment of the North Birmingham site would provide a transformative redevelopment investment in North Birmingham.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Jefferson County – Small Business Accelerator Program
  • Lowndes County – Wastewater Disposal Treatment System Project
    • Proposed Recipient: Lowndes County Unincorporated Wastewater Program
    • Address of Recipient: RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1250, Montgomery, AL 36104
    • Amount of Request: $700,000
    • Explanation of Request: Failing septic tanks and deteriorating wastewater infrastructure in Lowndes County have left many families with untreated sewage in their yards and in local waterways.  This is not only an infrastructure crisis, but a healthcare crisis. This funding would facilitate the instillation of septic tanks for homes in unincorporated areas without proper wastewater disposal systems. 
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Montgomery County – Inland Intermodal Transfer Facility
    • Proposed Recipient: Alabama State Port Authority
    • Address of Recipient: 250 N. Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602
    • Address of Project: The proposed facility property currently lies on the southern side of US-HWY 80/Selma Hwy, is .60 miles from US-HWY 31, 1.4 miles from Interstate 65 and is 4 miles from Interstate 85 just south of Montgomery, Alabama.
    • Amount of Request: $2,000,000
    • Explanation of Request: The Montgomery Alabama Inland Intermodal Facility is a transportation change-in-shipment facility that will accept and distribute manufactured goods from freight shippers in Montgomery, Alabama.  This project will improve freight efficiency in the region and promote economic development and job creation in traditionally underserved areas.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Perry County – Drinking Water Infrastructure Project
    • Proposed Recipient: City of Marion
    • Address of Recipient: 123 E. Jefferson Street, Marion, AL 36756
    • Amount of Request: $480,000
    • Explanation of Request: The improvement of the City of Marion’s water infrastructure is critical to the health and economic vitality of the community.  Failures of the water system after recent natural disasters have threatened the continued operation of local institutions like Marion Military Institute and Judson College.  These funds will help provide functional water systems to a community that is combating intergenerational poverty in the Black Belt.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Sumter County - Hill Hospital Construction Project
    • Proposed Recipient: Hill Hospital
    • Address of Recipient: 751 Derby Drive, York, Alabama 36925
    • Amount of Request: $563,900.00
    • Explanation of Request: For several years, Hill Hospital has faced persistent challenges to provide comprehensive health care to the citizens in Sumter county. Geographic isolation, economic fluctuations, and the COVID 19 pandemic has magnified these challenges. This funding will improve the facilities and patient rooms at Hill Hospital so they can continue to serve the county and provide healthcare to the rural community. The long-term viability of Hill Hospital will prevent residents from traveling to other counties and states to seek health care.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Tuscaloosa County - Community Health Worker Initiative
    • Proposed Recipient: West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center
    • Address of Recipient: 1100 South Cedar Ave, Demopolis, Alabama 36732
    • Amount of Request: $300,000.00
    • Explanation of Request: The Community Health Worker Initiative will develop and implement a training program throughout Alabama to improve access to healthcare, increase community resilience, and promote health education in rural areas.  Nearly half of Alabama’s state population lives in a rural county, and on average, those individuals are more likely to be low-income, uninsured, and suffer from higher rates of chronic health conditions.  This program will help aid these communities while also addressing the primary care, dental, and mental health workforce shortage in Alabama.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.
  • Tuscaloosa County -  TRAMS CORE Improvement of Postsecondary Education
    • Proposed Recipient: Stillman College
    • Address of Recipient: 3601 Stillman Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
    • Amount of Request: $801,941.00
    • Explanation of Request: The Translational and Mechanistic Science for Collaborative Organic Research Environment (TRAMS CORE) program addresses traditional roadblocks for research and will provide a platform to generate new research efforts on the campus of a HBCU. Subsequently, the successful integration of shared resources will support continued growth in biomedical research in the community. This proposal is part of a long-term commitment toward the development and sustainability of biomedical research facilities at Stillman College.
    • Certification Letter: Congresswoman Sewell’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in this project can be found here.