Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Community Projects

For transparency, Members are required to post Community Project Funding requests and associated certifications of no financial interest on their house.gov websites at the time the request is made to the Committee. The information posted must include:

  • The proposed recipient
  • The address of the recipient
  • The amount of the request
  • An explanation of the request, including purpose, and a justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds, and
  • The Member’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project.

 

Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has submitted on behalf of her community to the House Committee on Appropriations.

(The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project name)


Project Name: Bahamian Museum of Arts and Culture

Proposed Recipient: Thelma Gibson Health Initiative

Address of Recipient: 3646 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Amount Requested: $2,200,000

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would create the Bahamian Arts, History, and Cultural Center that would serve the purpose of celebrating and recognizing the originally settled Bahamian community in Coconut Grove, Miami, and the original Afro-Bahamian culture, which is disappearing right in front of us. The creation of this center would bring about both an arts infusion and economic development engine to the community.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Boys and Girls Club in Miami Gardens

Proposed Recipient: Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Inc.

Address of Recipient: PO Box 330219, Miami, FL 33233

Amount Requested: $2,400,000

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would create a Boys and Girls Club in Miami Gardens, which would operate at Skyway Elementary. This Boys and Girls Club would provide support to children at Skyway Elementary, Miami Gardens Elementary, North Gardens High School, Lake Stevens Middle School, Lakes Stevens Elementary, Barbara Hawkins Elementary, Miramar High School, Carol City Middle, and North County K-8 Center. Funding will also provide facilities enhancements including rehabilitation, and construction. Improvements include adding athletic facilities, child well-being/safety, ADA features, drought tolerant and canopy landscaping to improve the delivery of services by the Boys & Girls Club to the students of Skyway Elementary and the community.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Broward Community and Family Health Centers, Inc. - Pediatric Dental Mobile Clinic Van Project

Proposed Recipient: Broward Community and Family Health Centers, Inc.

Address of Recipient: 5010-5012 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33021

Amount Requested: $235,000

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would provide Broward Community and Family Health Centers, Inc. with a pediatric dental mobile clinic van. This mobile clinic van will provide direct dental services within the local communities and children would be offered expanded health services through winter and spring breaks and summer months.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: City of North Miami Beach Drainage Improvement Project

Proposed Recipient: City of North Miami Beach

Address of Recipient: 17011 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Amount Requested: $1,141,038

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would address critical stormwater water projects in the City of North Miami Beach, Florida.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

 

Project Name: City of West Park Drainage Improvement Project

Proposed Recipient: City of West Park

Address of Recipient: 1965 South State Road 7, West Park, FL 33023

Amount Requested: $400,000

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would address critical stormwater water projects in the City of West Park, Florida.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Hollywood Police Department - Body-worn Cameras

Proposed Recipient: City of Hollywood

Address of Recipient: 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020

Amount Requested: $1,701,895

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would be used to place body worn cameras on the Hollywood Police Department’s police officers. The purpose is to increase the transparency of our local law enforcement in an effort to build trust and understanding within our communities.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Jessie Trice Community Health System - Pediatric Mobile Clinic Van Project

Proposed Recipient: Jessie Trice Community Health Systems Inc.

Address of Recipient: 5607 NW 27th Ave, Suite 1, Miami, FL 33142

Amount Requested: $396,000

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would provide Jessie Trice Community Health Systems Inc. with two pediatric mobile clinic vans that will provide dental and expanded health services to children in medically underserved communities.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Opa-locka Gunshot Detection Violence Reduction Initiative

Proposed Recipient: The City of Opa-locka Police Department

Address of Recipient: 780 Fisherman Street, Suite 316, Opa-locka, FL 33054

Amount Requested: $108,500

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would be used to fund the Gunshot Detection Violence Reduction Initiative providing a wide-area system which uses networked sensors to detect and locate gunfire in near real-time. This initiative will provide the Opa-locka Police Department with a critical advantage in their efforts to reduce and prevent gun violence and improve officer safety.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: Simonhoff Floral Park Improvements and COVID-19 Memorial

Proposed Recipient: City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department

Address of Recipient: 444 SW 2nd Ave, 8th Floor, Miami, FL 33130

Amount Requested: $687,659

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would be used for rehabilitation, construction, and improvements to Simonhoff Floral Park in the Liberty City area of Miami-Dade County. These improvements will include capital improvements, safety features, ADA features, and a memorial to the Miami-Dade County residents who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Project Name: United Way of Miami-Dade - Mission United Warrior Resiliency Project

Proposed Recipient: United Way of Miami-Dade Inc.

Address of Recipient: 3250 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129

Amount Requested: $249,108

Project Explanation, Purpose, and Justification: The funding would support Mission United. Mission United provides a comprehensive support network to help veterans and their families successfully transition from military service to become productive members of the Miami-Dade community. This support network includes workforce training that will help veterans become reskilled to providing them with a greater chance at job placement.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here