Appropriations and Community Project Funding Information

For information about appropriations, Community Project Funding, or Member Directed Projects, please call my Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-4231. The deadline to submit Appropriations and Community Funding requests has passed for FY22. 

TN-06 Surface Transportation Authorization Request - Member Designated Project

Project Name: US-127/State Route 28 
Project Location: Cumberland County and Fentress County (From near N. Lowe Rd to near Little Rd)
Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
Request Amount: $20,000,000
Request Letter


TN-06 FY22 Community Funding Requests

Project Name: Fentress County Free-Standing Emergency Department and Primary Care Clinic
Request Amount: $2,921,473 for the purposes of creating a free-standing emergency room and primary care clinic located at 208 Central Avenue West, Jamestown, TN  38556
Intended Recipient:University Health System, Inc, dba University of Tennessee Medical Center

  • Recipient Legal Name: University Health System, Inc

Address of Project: 208 Central Avenue West, Jamestown, TN  38556
Address of Recipient: 2121 Medical Center Way Suite 200 Knoxville, TN 37920
Financial Disclosure Letter 
Explanation of Request: The funding would be used to provide healthcare services to a rural, underserved county which lost its hospital in 2019. This funding will help provide residents access to an emergency room and primary care services. The hospital closures this rural community was forced to endure has left a tremendous healthcare and economic void. Without ER capability, patients must drive 45 mins to an hour to the nearest hospital.

Project Name: Tennessee Technological University Agriculture Science Center and Greenhouse Complex
Request Amount: 5,000,000 to Tennessee Technological University to create a Greenhouse Complex for the purpose of agricultural education 
Intended Recipient:Tennessee Technological University
Address of Project: Tennessee Tech University Shipley Farm on 2390 Gainesboro Grade Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501
Address of Recipient: 715 Quadrangle Drive Box 5165 Cookeville, TN 38505
Financial Disclosure Letter
Explanation of Request: The funding would be used to build a 10-acre Greenhouse Complex that will consist of 10 (25’ x 25’) greenhouses that will allow students and local farmers to learn the cutting-edge technology in farming.  The proposed facility would have a dramatic effect on the education of TTU students and youth groups in the Upper Cumberland region and beyond. The 10-acre greenhouse complex will demonstrate cutting edge technology that is affordable at a small scale but also scalable. This will allow farmers in the 14 county Upper Cumberland region and TTU students the opportunity to learn different methods for producing greenhouse fruits and vegetables. Further, food product resulting from this educational experience will go to non-profits that serve those in need in the community. The estimated value of the product may very well be in the $20,000 to $30,000 range.