Appropriations Requests

Members of the House have the opportunity to submit requests to the House Committee on Appropriations for inclusion in annual federal funding legislation. Our office is proud to submit requests that support New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.

Our office accepts three types of appropriations requests: Program Funding, Bill Language, & Report Language. For Fiscal Year 2022, all requests must be made by Friday, March 26th, 2021.

To make an appropriations request, please fill out our online form located here.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATIONS REQUEST
FOR FY 2022

 

Community Project Funding Requests
 

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

All stakeholders wishing to submit Community Project proposals for funding consideration must do so by April 19, 2021. 

If your proposal is not chosen as one of this year’s 10 Community Project funding submissions, our office is available to work with you to identify alternative opportunities for federal funding including appropriations requests via the annual budget process, and supporting grant funding applications.  

Criteria for Consideration

Given the small number of available submissions the office has chosen to limit requests to public infrastructure projects backed by municipal or regional authorities, and narrowly defined c3 nonprofit entities providing essential public services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This could include but is not limited to organizations providing immediate emergency support to seniors, children, veterans, and other vulnerable members of our community during the pandemic. 

Only project proposals submitted by municipalities or nonprofits based in NJ07 will be considered for funding. These requests are for FY 2022 funding only. Multi-year funding requests cannot be considered.  

*Note for Nonprofits: You may be eligible for federal grant funding that is already available. Our office will alert you if there is a federal grant available that meets your needs, and may encourage you to pursue those funds prior to considering your request for Community Project Funding.  For an overview of federal grants available to nonprofits click here. 

 *Note for All Current Recipients of Federal Funding: Projects already receiving federal funds will not be considered for Community Project funding, however the office is happy to consider an increase in your current appropriation as part of the annual budget process. Requests for additional funding should be submitted via our office’s FY22 Appropriations Request Form

Required Supporting Materials

Stakeholders wishing to submit a Community Project funding proposal for consideration should email the requested materials to NJ07CPFRequests@mail.house.gov, as a single PDF. Proposals missing any of the below items will not be considered.  Please include: 

  • A comprehensive description of the project including: proposed recipient with address, amount of the request, project site location, purpose, and why it is a valuable use of taxpayer funds, current status of the project, timeline to completion, and additional funding streams if applicable (limit 1000 words). 

  • A detailed budget for the project including itemized spending allocations of federal funds.

  • Letter of support from area mayor (1).

  • Letter of support from a member of area county commission (1).

  • Letters of community support from residents, organizations, and other interested stakeholders (unlimited).

  • Additional evidence of support for the project such as press coverage, resolutions passed by city councils or boards, listings on publicly available municipal planning documents, or any other support materials deemed appropriate (unlimited).

  • Letter of support from Senators Menendez or Booker (optional)

  • A statement of financial disclosure attesting that no individual involved in the administration of the project stands to personally benefit financially from its authorization. 

All community projects submitted by this office for funding consideration by congressional appropriators will be listed on this page with links available to their supporting materials by May 1, 2021. 

Selection Process

NJ07’s 10 Community Project funding submissions will be determined by Congressman Malinowski in consultation with local and state authorities. They will be selected from the Community Project funding proposals submitted to the office via the above email by COB on April 19, 2021.

Proposals will be selected based on the strength and comprehensiveness of their supporting materials. Projects that meet the below criteria will be given priority consideration during the selection process:

  • Projects with a multi-jurisdictional impact that enjoy the support of public officials across multiple municipalities.  

  • “Shovel Ready” capital improvement projects. 

  • Projects with demonstrated bipartisan support.

  • Projects with support of the New Jersey Senate delegation.

The office will make every effort to ensure that our 10 submissions reflect the district’s geographic diversity, and balance our rural, suburban, and urban priorities.

 

2021 Member Designated Transportation Project Submissions

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has allowed House Members to submit Member Designated Project requests for inclusion in this year's surface transportation authorization legislation. To view the 2021 Designated Project submissions from NJ-07, click here. Projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.
 

Community Project Funding Submissions

Rep. Malinowski has submitted funding requests for important community projects in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Malinowski has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested. The below projects are listed in alphabetical order by project name.

 

Subcommittee: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Township of Berkeley Heights West Side Drainage Project
Amount of Request: $250,000
Intended Recipient: Township of Berkeley Heights, 29 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922
Explanation of request: The funding would be used specifically for: preparation of construction documents (plans and specifications), permitting applications and supporting documents (multiple State and County agency permits required for this work, and must be in-hand for funding from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank); securing of temporary easements from private property owners for the construction of improved drainage systems and/or stream improvements, as well as permanent easements for future inspection, maintenance, and repairs of the new infrastructure; submit permitting application and supporting documents to State and County agencies for review and approval; and submit all design plans, specifications, easement agreements, and financial documentation to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank for funding processing and approval.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Borough of Bernardsville Boylan Terrance Neighborhood Pedestrian Connection Project
Amount of Request: $1,427,500
Intended Recipient: Borough of Bernardsville, 166 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Explanation of request: The Borough of Bernardsville is requesting funding to build a pedestrian connection between the Bernardsville Train Station and the Borough’s downtown area and a large, primarily residential neighborhood. The ADA compliant walkway will provide direct, walkable access to the Bernardsville Train Station and downtown amenities.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Town of Clinton West Main Street Water Main Replacement Project
Amount of Request: $898,257.00 
Intended Recipient: Town of Clinton Water Department, 43 Leigh St., Clinton, NJ 08809
Explanation of Request: The funding requested will complete Phase 3 and 4 of the town’s West Main Street Water Main Replacement project. The scope of work includes the replacement and installation of 992 LF of water main, including the replacement of eight water service connections and two fire hydrants. Given the aging infrastructure, the replacement of this section is critical and would include substantial environmental constraints for the construction, due to the location within a state open water ways, and the local aquatic life surrounding the river.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Borough of Garwood Milling and Resurfacing of Second Avenue and Third Avenue 
Amount of Request $250,000
Intended Recipient: Borough of Garwood, 403 South Avenue, Garwood NJ 07027
Explanation of Request: Proposed work includes installation of granite block curbs, partial road reconstruction, restoration of concrete driveway aprons, and more. These residential streets are frequently accessed by commuters to Garwood’s major commercial corridor and essential connection to Garwood’s NJ Transit train station. The planned public safety improvements for the resurfacing project include the replacement of traffic signs with retro-reflective sign materials to provide increased nighttime visibility. All traffic stripes, crosswalks, stop bars and pavement markings will be upgraded using long-life traffic paint. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Milford Borough Water Main Improvements York, Phyllis and Williams Street
Amount of Request: $360,000
Intended Recipient: Milford Borough, 30 Water Street, Milford, NJ 08848
Explanation of request: The funding will go towards the replacement of aged water infrastructure at the end of its life in Milford Borough along York Road/Phyllis Lane/Williams Street. Current mains and service lines are subject to leaks, causing disruption of water service for residents.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Readington Township Public Works Garage Enhancement
Amount of Request: $750,000
Intended Recipient: Readington Township, 287 Mountain Avenue, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Explanation of Request: The Readington Township Department of Public Works maintains over 150 miles of roads within the 48 square miles of Readington. At present, the garage and maintenance facilities have not kept pace with the additional equipment, and thus, a good portion of it is stored out of doors and not protected from the elements. By having an up-to-date facility, the equipment will last longer, there will be room to store equipment away from the elements allowing it to last longer.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Borough Somerville Chambres Park Improvement
Amount of Request: $2,541,600
Intended Recipient: Borough of Somerville, 25 West End Avenue, Somerville NJ 08876
Explanation of request: The Borough of Somerville will use this funding to improve the Chambers Park recreational area. The town recently refurbished basketball courts in the park, bringing new life to the area, and now the town wants to improve other areas of the park. Somerville is seeing increased demand for recreational areas, and there are no other areas for outdoor recreation in the southside of the Borough. The proposed design includes a grass baseball/softball field, a grass soccer field and picnic area and basketball court.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Union County Interoperability Communications System Enhancement
Amount of Request: $1,270,000
Intended Recipient: Union County, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Explanation of Request: Union County utilizes the existing New jersey Interoperability Communications System for its law enforcement and public safety. However, there are gaps in coverage due to geography and absence or limited range of existing radio structure effecting areas in western Union County including Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit. This hinders the ability of law enforcement to communicate between jurisdictions and other public agencies, lowering state of preparedness and the ability to respond in emergency situations. Federal funding will be used to create additional communication towers in Union County, provide necessary fixtures and upgrades to existing sites in the area.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Warren County Community College Agriculture Education and Training Program
Amount of Request: $750,000
Intended Recipient: Warren County Community College, 475 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
Explanation of request: The funds will be used to establish an Agriculture Education and Training Program at Warren County Community College that aims to provide education and workforce training to support a vibrant and growing component of the economy in Warren County and the region. The education and training offered is important to meeting industry demands for the future, given that farm related income increased 67% and the number of farms increased by 17% in Warren County in recent years.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Subcommittee: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Project Name: Borough of Wharton Public infrastructure improvements on Washington Street
Amount of Request: $250,000
Intended Recipient: Borough of Wharton, New Jersey, 10 Robert Street, Wharton, NJ 07885
Explanation of Request: The proposed project will focus on sanitary sewer replacement, water main replacement, and full-width pavement restoration/milling & resurfacing along Washington Street in Wharton, which is home to several residences, including a high-density housing development. In their current state, the sewer, water main, and roadway are significantly aged and could pose threats to the health and safety of all who live and work in the Borough of Wharton. The project will therefore directly impact the health and safety of hundreds of residents and ensure quality of life for all through the enhancement of local water and transportation infrastructure.  
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here