The following are Senator Richard Shelby’s Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations congressionally directed spending requests listed by subcommittee, which are being released in accordance with deadlines set forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee:

 

ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT

  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at the Mobile Harbor, Mobile River, and Theodore Channel
  • Project Location: Mobile Harbor; Mobile River; Theodore Channel in Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $33,000,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama. Operation and maintenance to the Mobile Harbor and surrounding areas is essential to the Port of Mobile's deepening construction project.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, including the disposal area
  • Project Location: Tennessee – Tombigbee Waterway (TTWW), which runs through Alabama and Mississippi
  • Amount Requested: $8,380,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama. The TTWW is an essential connector for goods shipped to and from southeastern ports.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at Sunflower Bar on the Black Warrior Tombigbee River system
  • Project Location: Black Warrior River and Tombigbee River, both in Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $3,200,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary at Sunflower Bar to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging to repair a connecting ship channel at Dauphin Island Bay.
  • Project Location: Dauphin Island Bay in Mobile County, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $3,000,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to repair a connecting channel breach at Dauphin Island Bay.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at the Perdido Pass channel
  • Project Location: Perdido Pass Channel in Baldwin County, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $2,000,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama. The Pass is an important connector to Perdido Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at the Bayou La Batre Channel
  • Project Location: Bayou La Batre in Mobile County, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $5,000,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at the Bon Secour River
  • Project Location: Bon Secour River in Baldwin County, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $4,500,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at the Bayou Coden waterway
  • Project Location: Bayou Coden in Mobile County, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $3,000,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Operation and maintenance dredging at the Bob Woodruff Lake, Bill Dannelly Reservoir, and Claiborne Lake
  • Project Location: Alabama River Lakes, which consists of three lakes in South-central Alabama: “Bob” Woodruff Lake, William “Bill” Dannelly Reservoir, and Claiborne Lake
  • Amount Requested: $9,000,000
  • Justification: Maintenance dredging is necessary to maintain water depths in support of boating and shipping channels, which benefits commercial and economic development opportunities throughout Alabama.
 
  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District
  • Project Purpose: Feasibility study to investigate the viable commercial use of deepening and widening the Tennessee – Tombigbee Waterway and Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers
  • Project Location: Tennessee – Tombigbee Waterway and Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, in Alabama and Mississippi
  • Amount Requested: $400,000
  • Justification: The Tennessee – Tombigbee and Black Warrior Tombigbee waterways are essential connectors to inland ports throughout Alabama and Mississippi, as well as the Port of Mobile. A feasibility study is necessary to determine viable commercial use of deepening and widening the river system, which could help local businesses expand their operations, create and maintain jobs, and facilitate long-term planning and economic growth for the region.



COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE AND RELATED AGENCIES

  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • Project Purpose: Rehabilitation and expansion of healthcare education and research facilities
  • Amount Requested: $60,000,000
  • Justification: In 1974, University of South Alabama’s (USA) College of Medicine finished construction on its medical science building, one year after the medical school’s charter class was admitted. Since then, USA College of Medicine has developed a lasting reputation for providing students a high-quality medical education and producing nationally recognized federal research. USA College of Medicine’s current facilities are well past their functional lifespan. In order to meet its growing physical demands, and to accommodate the future growth in the educational and research activities of the school, the school is seeking funding to renovate and expand its healthcare education and research facilities. The new and renovated facilities will support USA College of Medicine’s ability to recruit and train physicians and scientific and medical researchers – providing significant direct and indirect benefits to our nation, such as improved health outcomes and groundbreaking discoveries across all medical specialties. The project would support the creation of 500+ construction jobs, and projects over a five-year period to support an increase of 25 faculty and 40 staff positions, in addition to 10 new post-doctoral students. The project would also increase the current class size 33 percent to accommodate 100 medical students and double its PhD students to 40 per class.



TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: Alabama State Port Authority
  • Project Purpose: To provide for design, planning, construction, and build out of docks, wharves and piers, as well as a facility and related drainage, roads, and utilities.  For repairs and expansion of existing docks, wharves, and piers.  For land acquisition and site improvements, including the addition of related utilities, for the development of a facility, including related roadways.
  • Project Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $132,700,000
  • Justification: For design, planning, and construction of a building, drainage, roads, and utilities. To refurbish and upgrade load requirements on wharves, including pile and sheet pile walls to meet commodity load demand at acceptable service and safety levels.  For land acquisition and site improvements, including the addition of related utilities, for the development of a facility, including related roadways.  For construction of a 1,000 ft. dock to put development lands into public port/cargo production use.  For site improvements to build a facility (asphalt, cement, ballast, fencing, roadways and container yard landing area), development of a facility and related roadways and structures, bringing utilities on site (electric, water, sewage), and land acquisition.

 

  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: Mobile Airport Authority
  • Project Purpose: To purchase land, conduct surveys, construct and reconstruct, perform demolition, renovate and relocate facilities, undertake planning and design work, and make other improvements, such as drainage, lighting, and utility systems work, for the Mobile Downtown Airport.
  • Project Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $100,000,000
  • Justification: For design, planning, and construction of improvements at the Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) including apron development and reconstruction; a new terminal; drainage; utility systems; and other projects.

 

  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: Alabama State Port Authority
  • Project Purpose: For rail infrastructure and improvements to support freight transportation needs and enable efficient and cost-effective movement of international exports and imports through Alabama, the Southeast, the Midwest, and beyond.
  • Project Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $67,300,000
  • Justification: For rail infrastructure and improvements to better support freight transportation needs and address expected traffic growth.  Rail infrastructure improvements include constructing and improving track and track structures and rail facilities, as well as related preconstruction activities and expenses incidental to acquisition and construction.  This includes planning, engineering, and environmental studies, rehab and modernization of existing rail infrastructure, and track expansion, as well as Positive Train Control. 

 

LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Project Purpose: Construction of a new biomedical research building
  • Project Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $151,600,000
  • Justification: The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) research enterprise is comprised of approximately 1,200 externally funded investigators who have been at the forefront of significant scientific discoveries. These discoveries contribute to the advancement of healthcare for the state, the nation, and the world. These medical innovations and discoveries have dramatically improved the treatments for a number of diseases and conditions and have improved overall patient outcomes in neurologic diseases, cancer, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and others. To advance UAB’s ranking within the biomedical research community, the UAB School of Medicine has developed a strategic plan to grow its research enterprise by approximately 150 externally funded investigators by the year 2027. A new Biomedical Research Building is the key in achieving the School of Medicine’s strategic plan. This facility will provide space for approximately 60 additional lead investigators and their teams. The School of Medicine proposes to construct a new state of the art wet-laboratory Biomedical Research Building, which will provide the opportunity for discovery and application of knowledge in support of investigators working across the interdisciplinary fields of cancer, neurosciences, cardiology, genetics, the microbiome, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and immunology. Moreover, the Biomedical Research Building will directly benefit a number of clinical and basic science departments across the School of Medicine, including Pediatrics, Neurology, Medicine, Dermatology, Microbiology, Surgery, Genetics, Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Pathology. A building of approximately 190,000 gross square feet is required to accomplish the School of Medicine strategic research plan.

 

  • Member Name & State: Senator Richard C. Shelby, Alabama
  • Recipient Name: University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • Project Purpose: For the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa for a permanent endowment fund to support the recruitment and retention of exceptional faculty in science and engineering.
  • Project Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Amount Requested: $100,000,000
  • Justification: The long-term goal is to build a critical mass of exceptional science and engineering faculty that makes the University of Alabama’s programs competitive with the most prestigious in the nation, in turn attracting the best and brightest students and creating a talent pipeline that fuels investment and job creation in Alabama.