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Community Project Funding Submissions

Rep. Schrader has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Oregon's 5th 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.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Schrader has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested. 



Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies


Columbia River Pinniped Removal
  • Project Name: Columbia River Pinniped Removal
  • Request Amount: $892,000
  • Intended Recipient: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA, 98504
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:

Addressing the sea lion predation problem is just one part of an integrative salmon management strategy that involves other state, federal and tribal partners working on habitat restoration, increasing water supply, and appropriately managing fisheries and hatcheries. There is clearly a great effort underway to protect and recover salmon and steelhead populations. This funding will be critical in helping assist state agencies and tribes protect endangered salmon and steelhead.


Marion County Public Safety Radio System Upgrade and Repairs
  • Project Name: Marion County Public Safety Radio System Upgrade and Repairs
  • Request Amount: $1,200,000
  • Intended Recipient: Marion County
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 555 Court St NE, Suite 5232 Salem, OR 97301
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:

The funding would be used to purchase mobile and portable subscriber radio units for first responder agencies throughout Marion County to enable those agencies access and utilize Marion County’s new digital, state-of-the-art public safety radio network, which is now in development.


Whale Entanglement Risk Reduction Research
  • Project Name: Whale Entanglement Risk Reduction Research
  • Request Amount: $100,000
  • Intended Recipient: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 2040 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97376
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:

The funding would be used for additional months of aerial observation of whales off the Oregon coast, information that will be used develop regulations to allow crab fishing in space and time of lower entanglement risk, for the protection of whales and for providing economic benefits of the crab fishery to vulnerable coastal communities.

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies


O&M – Willamette River at Willamette Falls, OR
  • Project Name: O&M – Willamette River at Willamette Falls, OR
  • Request Amount: $6,600,000
  • Intended Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 333 SW First Avenue Portland, OR 97204
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:

The Willamette Falls Locks and Canal (Locks) are located in West Linn, Oregon, and supports a river that runs through the heart of Oregon's 5th Congressional District. The locks are a safety concern and a project that has struggled to obtain funding for a number of years, and which have been unusable since the Cascadia Quake in 2011. Seismically securing the gates and walls of the upper-Locks would preserve the water table of the upper-Willamette River and secure millions of dollars of investments by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between West Linn and Eugene, as well as protects vital fish habitat for native salmon and steelhead. The project would move the Locks one step closer to returning the Willamette River to a single navigable waterway. As such, this project is good for the Willamette River Valley, good for businesses, good for the 5th Congressional District, and good for Oregon. Funds will be used for engineering, gate reinforcements, water seepage improvements, and seismic improvements to the walls.


Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies


Providence Milwaukie House
  • Project Name: Providence Milwaukie House
  • Request Amount: $800,000
  • Intended Recipient: Providence Milwaukie Hospital
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 10150 SE 32nd Ave, Milwaukie, OR 97222
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:
Providence Milwaukie House is a 72-unit supportive housing project serving low-income seniors in need of housing and health supports.  An Elderplace PACE clinic will be on the ground floor of the building (with four stories of housing units above).  The project is located on the Milwaukie Hospital campus, on land donated to the project by Providence. Construction begins in Spring 2022.  Once the exterior “shell” of the ElderPlace clinic is built, the project will need additional funding in order to build out the interior spaces of the clinic including: ventilation, electrical and other services needed in the clinic; and spaces designed for food service delivery, medical care and equipment, and administration of the clinic.  Additional funding needed to pay for interior improvements of the ElderPlace clinic is equal to $800,000. 

Tillamook Bay Community College Nursing Program
  • Project Name: Tillamook Bay Community College Nursing Program
  • Request Amount: $418,100
  • Intended Recipient: Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 4301 3rd St, Tillamook, OR 97141
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:

The request is for $418,100 to Tillamook Bay Community College Foundation for establishment of a Nursing Program, including support for the facility, materials and equipment, and staffing. The Community College is in a rural County that struggles with health care workforce shortages and is the only Community College in the state to not currently have a program. The program will benefit taxpayers by increasing access to nursing education, providing a local pipeline of health care workers that will minimize expensive outsourcing, and by providing additional good paying jobs to the community. Currently, to meet the County’s workforce needs for registered nurses, TBCC partners with Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC), which is located a two hours’ drive each way to the south. Healthcare providers in Tillamook County often have to recruit and hire from outside Tillamook County to meet the need for registered nurses; it is critical that we strengthen this infrastructure to deliver healthcare to underserved areas. A strong local Nursing degree program can help support this effort in Tillamook County.

Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies


Detroit Lakes Marinas Excavation and Resiliency
  • Project Name: Detroit Lakes Marinas Excavation and Resiliency
  • Request Amount: $2,500,000  
  • Intended Recipient: Marion County
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 555 Court St NE, Suite 4247, Salem, OR 97309
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:
Marion County is requesting $2,500,000 in funding to complete dry excavation under the existing docks and boat slips of two marinas at the Detroit Lake Reservoir during the annual winter draw down period. This project will provide economic viability to the region by extending the existing season and ensure a full summer lake recreation season from May to October. The funding would be used for engineering and design, permitting, required studies, monitoring equipment, mobilization, installation of a perimeter silt fence, existing and final survey, dry excavation and off-haul. 

North Fork Road Improvements Project
  • Project Name: North Fork Road Improvements Project
  • Request Amount: $1,440,000
  • Intended Recipient: Marion County
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 555 Court St NE, Suite 5232 Salem, OR 97301
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:
North Fork Road is a collector roadway that provides year-round access to a very popular recreational and scenic area along the Little North Fork Santiam River corridor. Federal funds will be used to complete a number of important improvements to repair the roadway and improve safety and access. Specifically, Marion County will complete resurfacing along the road to repair asphalt damaged by the extreme fire heat, while also replacing numerous road signs destroyed by the fire. Additionally, restoration work will be completed to mitigate landslides along with the construction of guard rails throughout the roadway. Lastly, informational kiosks will be constructed to provide facilities needed for fully coordinated multi-agency recreation management, public information and fee collection programs. 

Oregon City Quiet Zone
  • Project Name: Oregon City Quiet Zone
  • Request Amount: $2,000,000
  • Intended Recipient: City of Oregon City
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 625 Center Street Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:
The funding would be used for design and construction of a Quiet Zone. For many years the City has been working on ways to establish a railroad quiet zone in historic Downtown Oregon City.  The zone would foster prosperous economic development, and the community and surrounding area would see several benefits: crossing improvements to create safer at-grade railroad crossings for people driving, walking and biking; fostering development of creative live/work opportunities in downtown Oregon City, part the Oregon City Regional Center; additional businesses attracted to downtown Oregon City through improved quality of life from reduced noise levels; and improved access to the Oregon City Transit Center, which would encourage ridership and reduce car trips by allowing people to live near where they work.
 
SafeSleep United Women’s Shelter
  • Project Name: SafeSleep United Women’s Shelter
  • Request Amount: $425,000 
  • Intended Recipient: United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, Inc
  • Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 455 Biller Ave NE, Salem, 
    OR 97301
  • Signed Financial Disclosure Letter
  • Explanation of the request:
SafeSleep United is an overnight women's shelter in Salem, OR, providing a safe place for unsheltered women to sleep at night. The funding would be used for interior demolition to knock down walls for increased visibility and safety, three bathrooms including showers, a laundry facility, fire sprinkler system to meet safety codes, commercial kitchen and equipment, plumbing, a new HVAC system, and electrical updates.