Project Requests

FY23 Project Requests

Project Name: Facility Upgrades to the USDA ARS corn and soybean research group and the Small Grains Genotyping work
Location: Clayton
State: North Carolina
Street Address: 13223 US Business 70 West
Zip Code: 27520
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Request Amount: $7,550,000
Explanation of Request: The USDA-ARS corn and soybean research group is in need of several upgrades that would greatly benefit the corn and soybean programs in terms of data collection, germplasm production, and long term storage. Corn and Soybean are both important farm commodities in NC and the 7th congressional district.  In 2019 corn was planted on almost one million acres in NC with a farm sales value of approximately $450 million and soybean was planted on just over 1.5 million acres in North Carolina with a farm sales value of approximately $500 million. The Facilities and Infrastructure funding would be devoted to improving the research capacity of the Soybean and grains groups. The proposed ARS Facilities and Infrastructure funding would make the following improvements to the research station facilities that are necessary for the USDA-ARS corn and soybean research groups to conduct their research mission.
Letters of Support: NC State University, NC Soybean Producers Association, NC Pork Council, Corn Growers Association of North Carolina
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Project Name: Crossroads of America Workforce Training

Request Amount: $2,000,000

Location: Four Oaks

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 304 N. Main Street 

Zip Code: 27524

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Town of Four Oaks

Explanation of Request: The funding will go towards providing advanced manufacturing and computer systems to new workforce training facilities to help better train and prepare students for careers. Without this funding and equipment, the economic gap between the greater Raleigh area and this region will continue to expand.

Letters of Support: Four Oaks Mayor Vic Medlin

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Project Name: Brunswick County Beaches (Holden Beach)

Request Amount: $1,000,000

Intended Recipient: Town of Holden Beach

Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: 110 Rothschild St. Holden Beach, North Carolina 28462

Explanation of Request: The funding will support the continuation of the Generation Reevaluation Report for the Holden Beach component of the authorized Brunswick County Beaches Project. The requested funding will support the federal cost share for the second full year of the study effort. A Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement for the study was signed by the Wilmington District of the Corps and the Town of Holden Beach in 2021 and the Corps of Engineers allocated $500,000 to initiate the study effort in the FY 2021 Work Plan. The study will identify and evaluate a possible plan of protection for addressing Holden Beach’s risk to storm damage and coastal erosion using current modeling, data, and study practices.

Letters of Support: Holden Beach Mayor J. Alan Holden

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Project Name: Emergency Operations Center

Location: Topsail Beach

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 820 S. Anderson Blvd

Zip Code: 28445

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Town of Topsail Beach

Requested Amount: $405,000

Explanation of Request: The funding would be used to complete a detailed Facility Design for a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station Facility. Topsail Beach does not have an EOC within the Town limits and a new facility is critical for proper response and recovery during disasters and emergency events, including pre-storm and post-storm preparation and response.

Letters of Support: Topsail Beach Mayor Steve Smith

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Project Name: Gateway District Utility Resiliency

Location: Leland

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 102 Town Hall Drive

Zip Code: 28451

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Town of Leland

Requested Amount: $750,000

Explanation of Request: The funding will go towards the relocation of approximately 4,800 linear feet of existing overhead power and telecommunication lines to underground service conduits along Village Road between Andrew Jackson Highway and Oakland Avenue. This project will reduce the risk of power line and telecommunication destruction in a natural disaster, sustain existing businesses, reduce obstructions impacting vehicular crashes with possible fatalities, and potentially attract new businesses to the area.

Letters of Support: Leland Town Manager David Hollis, Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman, Leland Chair of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Nicole Whiteside, Leland Chair of the Town of Leland Planning Board Bob Penwell, Brunswick County Deputy Director of Emergency Management David McIntire

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Project Name: Greensboro Street Lift Station #2 Hazard Mitigation Upgrade

Location: Holden Beach

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 110 Rothschild St.

Zip Code: 28462

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Town of Holden Beach

Requested Amount: $2,669,867

Explanation of Request: The Town of Holden Beach Vacuum Collection System construction was completed and became operational in October 2006. The sewer lift station that houses the major electrical component of the system was constructed of concrete and below base flood elevation, which makes it prone to flooding. These flooding issues have escalated in the last ten years with higher tides and more frequent hurricanes producing significant rainfall. The Town has taken a proactive approach and completed hazard mitigation upgrades to two other lift stations (Stations 3 and 4) to raise electrical components of the system above base flood elevation. These previous upgrades were entirely Town funded.

Letters of Support: Mayor of Holden Beach J. Alan Holden

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Project Name: Highway 74/76 Industrial Parks Water Tank Project

Location: Bolivia

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 30 Government Center Dr. NE

Zip Code: 28422

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Brunswick County

Requested Amount: $3,750,000

Explanation of Request: The funding will support construction of a 1,000,000-gallon elevated water storage tank that will supply the water storage necessary to provide adequate fire protection within the industrial parks. Brunswick County has already fully funded the project’s design and engineering, which is complete, and construction could begin within three months of the receipt of funds.

Letters of Support: Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chair Randy Thompson

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Project Name: Expansion of Water Treatment Facilities

Location: Clinton

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 406 County Complex Road, Building C

Zip Code: 28328

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Sampson County

Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Explanation of Request: The funding would be used to complete a drinking water treatment facility upgrade project for Sampson County’s water system.  The proposed project will add a third manganese treatment vessel to the two existing water treatment facilities owned and operated by Sampson County.  The addition of a third manganese treatment vessel at each location will allow the County to increase their water treatment and production capacity and maintain compliance with federal drinking water standards.

Letters of Support: Sampson County Board of Commissioners Chair Sue L. Lee

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Project Name: NOAA Research Vessel

Location: Wilmington

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 601 S. College Road

Zip Code: 28403

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Requested Amount: $750,000

Explanation of Request: The funding would be used for a new ocean research vessel that will aid NOAA research to better understand weather forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the oceans and the earth.

Letters of Support: New Hanover County Deputy County Manager Tim Burgess

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Project Name: Ocean Boulevard Stormwater Mitigation Project

Location: Holden Beach

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 110 Rothschild St.

Zip Code: 28462

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Town of Holden Beach

Requested Amount: $750,000

Explanation of Request: The funding will go towards the design and construction of stormwater mitigation infrastructure along eight miles of Ocean Boulevard to address existing and anticipated stormwater flooding. The project will reduce damages caused by flood events, thereby saving taxpayer money, and is critical to preserving life and safe passage of residents in the event of an emergency.

Letters of Support: Town of Holden Beach Mayor J. Alan Holden

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Project Name: Multi-Purpose Activity Center

Location: Clinton

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 1801 Sunset Avenue

Zip Code: 28329

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Sampson County Community College

Requested Amount: $1,500,000

Explanation of Request: The funding would be used to construct an addition to the College’s Activities Center to serve as a multi-purpose, flexible space for large-scale training in occupational and public safety programs or adequate facilities for hosting meetings or lectures of more than eighty people.

Letters of Support: Sampson Community College Foundation, Sampson County Manager Edwin Causey, Clinton Mayor Lew Starling Jr., President of the Sampson Community College Foundation Anne Faircloth, Clinton 100 Committee President Charles P. Spell II, Sampson County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Stephen Barrington

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Project Name: Whiteville Road Force Main Project Design and Engineering

Location: Bolivia

State: North Carolina

Street Address: 30 Government Center Dr. NE

Zip Code: 28422

Congressional District: NC 7th District

Project Sponsor: Brunswick County

Requested Amount: $1,052,500

Explanation of Request: The requested funding will advance construction of the Whiteville Road Force Main Project by funding to completion the project’s design and engineering. The Whiteville Road Force Main Project will result in the construction of approximately 52,000 feet of 12" force mains from U.S. Highway 17 along Whiteville Road in Brunswick County. Once constructed, the additional transmission capacity created by the project will expand wastewater services into currently unserved areas. The project is located in and will serve a HUD Qualified Census Tract (37019020505). The additional capacity is also needed to provide wastewater services to growth areas in the southwest section of the County and accommodate anticipated economic development resulting from construction of the Carolina Bays Parkway/S.C. Highway 31 extension.

Letters of Support: Brunswick County Commissioners Chair Randy Thompson

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Project Name: Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvements

Request Amount: $1,500,000

Intended Recipient: Port of Wilmington

Full Street Address of Intended Recipient: 2202 Burnett Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28401

Explanation of Request: The funding will go towards environmental studies as a part of the National Environmental Policy Act compliance as well as review certain economic data. As you know, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, PL 116-260, authorized the Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project. The project directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Wilmington Harbor from its current depth of 42 ft MLLW to a controlling depth of 47 ft MLLW.

Letters of Support: NC Ports Executive Director Brian E. Clark

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