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File #: 21-0984    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution Approving the City's Community Funding Priorities Submission to Congressman Beyer for Federal Funding Consideration. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 21-0984_Attachment 1_Community Project Funding_Eligible Funding Areas, 2. 21-0984_Attachment 2_City of Alexandria Community Funding Request Proposals_DRAFT_040621, 3. 21-0984 - Attachment 3- Copy of ALX_Surface Transit Funding Project List_042221, 4. 21-0984_Attachment 4_DRAFT_CouncilResolution_FederalFundingPriorities_042121, 5. 21-0984_Final Resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: APRIL 21, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Resolution Approving the City's Community Funding Priorities Submission to Congressman Beyer for Federal Funding Consideration. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a Resolution Approving Community Funding Priorities and Surface Transportation Act Funding Submission to Congressman Beyer for Funding Consideration.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council adopt a resolution (Attachment 4) approving the City's Community Funding Priorities and Surface Transportation Act Funding Submission to Congressman Beyer for funding consideration.

BACKGROUND: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed and magnified the need for investment in infrastructure, human services, community and economic development and other priorities in communities across the country, the United States Congress and the Executive Branch have identified numerous avenues for significant, direct investment in communities. These funding opportunities are intended to create jobs, invest in both people and infrastructure, and work to address the ongoing needs of families, businesses, neighborhoods and communities across our country.

Currently, these funding opportunities include Community Project Funding in appropriations bills in Fiscal Year 2022 and the Surface Transportation Act Reauthorization Bill.

In February, 2021, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro announced that the House of Representatives will accept Member requests for Community Project Funding in appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2022.

Community Project Funding, often colloquially referred to in the past as "earmarks," provides members of Congress the opportunity to direct funding to priority projects in their districts/state...

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