FY2024 Community Project Funding
INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES:
Project Name: City of Aledo Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Project Recipient: City of Aledo
Project Recipient Address: 200 Old Annetta Rd, Aledo, Texas, 76008
Amount Requested: $808,000
Purpose: The City of Aledo wastewater treatment plant will be expanding to meet the needs of its tremendous population growth. These funds will help with the cost of designing the expansion to ensure that the wastewater treatment plant can meet the growing capacity needs and meet the regulations set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Committee support for this request would be a wise use of federal funds because there are numerous public health risks associated with wastewater treatment facilities that are not able to handle their workload, such as sanitary sewer overflow and contaminants being discharged into public waterbodies and watersheds.
TRANSPORTATION, AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES:
Project Name: Northwest YMCA Facility
Project Recipient: YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
Project Recipient Address: 512 Lamar Street, Suite 400, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
Requested Amount: $5M
Purpose: Funding is designated for the construction of the new Northwest YMCA Facility that would service the Eagle Mountain/Saginaw communities. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because the new facility will serve a variety of adults and students through four primary communities (Saginaw, Azle, Lake Worth, and White Settlement) and four different independent school districts (Eagle-Mountain Saginaw, Azle, Lake Worth, and White Settlement ISDs), and will be the primary community meeting space for all communities within its location.
Project Name: Southeast Downtown Transit Operations and Streetscape Design
Project Recipient: City of Fort Worth
Project Recipient Address: 200 Texas Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Requested Amount: $3.2M
Purpose: The funding would be used for the design and environmental work for the Southeast Downtown Transit Operations and Streetscape Design project. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because it will include the full design and environmental assessments for transit operations and streetscape improvements in the southeast section of Downtown Fort Worth. The city expects that the concepts from the ongoing Eastside Transportation Plan and Butler Place Study will drive the design process for these projects. The projects will include robust public involvement.
Project Name: Sid W. Richardson Foundation Agricultural Hub & Ready to Learn Resource Center
Project Recipient: Tarrant Area Food Bank
Project Recipient Address: 2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Requested Amount: $3M
Purpose: Funding is designated to complete construction of the AgHub & Resource Center. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds because it will expand Tarrant Area Food Bank’s capacity to distribute produce, while supporting families facing hunger, farmers, and other food banks.