Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Community Project Funding Requests

In accordance with Republican Conference rules and adherence to all transparency and accountability criteria, below is a list of Community Project Funding requests from the Office of Congressman Trent Kelly to be considered in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Legislation. Certification forms are included below, and the requirements for certification by Members can be found here

Project are listed in alphabetical order. 

Project Name:  East Lagoon Wastewater Station 

Requested Amount:  $1,000,000

Intended Recipient:  City of Louisville 

Recipient Address: 2373 South Church Avenue Louisville, MS 39339 

Request Explanation:  The City of Louisville is requesting funding for their East Lagoon Wastewater Station project. This project will benefit our taxpayers by improving the existing community infrastructure by replacing the existing pump station which has been deemed by MDEQ to be a hazard and obsolete. This solution will resolve potential health and environmental issues and well as support local economic development efforts. Potential funds for the project would lessen the amount of borrowed funds we would need and reduce the long term debt for the taxpayers of Louisville. The City of Louisville is currently renting a diesel operated bypass to support the pumps in periods of high flow. Installing the new pump station would save approximately $40,000.00 per year rental fee as well as alleviate the diesel pump emissions. 

Additional Documents 

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: LCIDA Waterline Upgrade and Replacement

Requested Amount:  $637,680

Intended Recipient:  Lowndes County Industrial Development Authority

Recipient Address:  1102 Main Street Columbus, MS 39701

Request Explanation: Lowndes County Industrial Development Authority is requesting funding for their LCIDA Waterline Upgrade and Replacement project. The existing 16  and 12  water lines on the south side of Artesia Road and Manufacturers Drive were installed in 1975 and 1989 have deteriorated and are experiencing frequent failures and leaks. This creates customer water supply outages and disruption of service. There is approximately 2,000 LF of 16  and 1,800 LF of 12  pipe to be replaced. This water line replacement is critical to the continued water supply service in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.

Additional Documents

Additional Letters of Support 

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: 
Mississippi Small Business Tech Commercialization Center

Requested Amount:  $742,800

Intended Recipient: Mississippi Small Business Development Centers, University of Mississippi

Recipient Address: 122 Jeanette Phillips Drive University, MS 38677

Request Explanation:  The Mississippi Small Business Development Center (MS-SBDC) proposes to build a system to  offer technical and business assistance by connecting innovation resources of the Mississippi  Research Consortium (MRC) (which comprises Mississippi s four research universities: University  of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Jackson State University, and University of Southern  Mississippi), with two external groups: 1. Small innovative businesses and startups across the state; and 2. Additional Mississippi universities (public and private) and community colleges. While the universities in the MRC have internal resources to promote tech commercialization  efforts, the state s other 31 public and private universities and community colleges do not share  those capabilities. The Mississippi Small Business Tech Commercialization Center will address this  deficit by providing dedicated and accessible connections to each MRC office, MS-SBDC, and  Innovate Mississippi. This center will enable better, more efficient, and more effective processes  in sharing resources and collaboration among our higher learning institutions. The MS-SBDC network proposes to add a dedicated Center focusing on Tech Commercialization  for the purpose of connecting any innovative need to the MRC resource that best matches that need. Mapping of research resources within the MRC and connecting innovative small  businesses and startups will facilitate a more robust tech commercialization network for the  state. 

Additional Documents 

Financial Disclosure Certification

 Project Name:  SR 7 & University Avenue in Oxford Roundabout Interchange Lafayette County

Requested Amount:  $5,000,000

Intended Recipient:  City of Oxford

Recipient Address: 107 Courthouse Square Oxford, MS 38655

Request Explanation:  The City of Oxford is requesting funding for their SR 7 & University Avenue in Oxford Roundabout Interchange Lafayette County projectThe project would convert a diamond interchange on a 4-lane divided roadway to a double roundabout along with other improvements to reduce crashes and injuries related to the current configuration. It will improve safety and functionality, alleviate congestion, and improve access to local businesses on one of Oxford s busiest gateway intersections. The SR 7 and University Avenue Roundabout Interchange project would provide the following immediate benefits: 1. Provide a safer route along a major commercial corridor and enhanced gateway access to the University of Mississippi campus by reducing crashes and delays and provide better access to jobs, goods, and services. 2. Encourage alternate modes of transportation along the roadway including cycling and pedestrians.3. Save private citizens thousands of dollars in personal property damages related to crashes.

Additional Documents 

Financial Disclosure Certification

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District Offices

Washington, D.C.

2243 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4306
(202) 225-3549

Columbus, MS

318 North 7th Street, Suite D
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 327-0748
(662) 328-5982

Eupora, MS

855 South Dunn Street
Eupora, MS 39744
(662) 687-1545

Farmington, MS

4135 County Road 200
Corinth, MS 38844
(662) 687-1525

Hernando, MS

2565 Caffey Street, #200
P.O. Box 218
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 687-0576
(662) 687-3477

Tupelo, MS

431 West Main Street Suite #450
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 841-8808

Oxford, MS

107 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 687-1540
(662) 328-5982