Community Project Funding Requests

PROJECT NAME: BISSONET SOCIAL SERVICES HUB 

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: The City of Houston
  • Address of the recipient: City of Houston, 901 Bagby St., 1st Floor, Houston, TX 77004 
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $2,000,000 
  • Project description: The Bissonnet Social Services Hub is requesting $2,000,000 to provide social services and workforce development opportunities in the Alief-Westwood community, targeting the Bissonnet Track that is highly impacted by human trafficking. The hub would be located on Bissonnet Street in the Westwood area within the 9th Congressional District of Texas.

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: ETERNAL GANDHI MUSEUM HOUSTON 

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: The Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, Inc. 
  • Address of the recipient: 323 Dulles Ave, STE 101, Stafford, Texas 77477
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $6,400,000 
  • Project description: Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) is an initiative to preserve and continue the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. It will be the first ever museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in the Americas. The Museum will teach Gandhi’s principles of nonviolent conflict resolution so that visitors, especially youth, can be catalysts for change in their own lives and communities. This museum will be located at 12379 Riceville School Road, Houston, Texas 77071. 

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: HOPE CLINIC

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: Asian American Health Coalition
  • Address of the recipient: 7001 Corporate Drive, Suite 120, Houston Texas 77036 
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $5,000,000 
  • Project description: With increased funding, the  HOPE clinic will be able to complete an expansion that would double capacity, integrate services, increase efficiency and cost savings, all while creating much-needed space for innovative existing and new programs designed to impact health inside and outside the clinic walls. The new site will be built at 13800 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Texas 77083 within the 9th Congressional District of Texas.

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES-AMBULANCE MOBILE STROKE UNIT (MSU) 

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: City of Houston, Houston Emergency Medical Services 
  • Address of the recipient: 600 Jefferson St. Houston, Texas 77001
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $906,584 
  • Project description: The project will provide funding for the purchase of one new Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU). This unit will be part of the four new vehicle MSU fleet.  A study conducted by the Houston Fire Department Emergency Medical Services demonstrated on average, for every 100 patients treated on a mobile stroke unit rather than standard care, 27 will have less final neurologic disability and 11 of the 27 will be disability-free. The funds will move Houston 25% closer to having complete MSU coverage.   

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: SHARPSTOWN MULTI-USE TRAIL PHASE 1 

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: Houston Parks Board 
  • Address of the recipient: 300 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024 
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $1,000,000 
  • Project description:  The project is part of an overall 3-mile multi-use trail system that will connect the Sharpstown neighborhood to the Westchase Trails on the north and to the Brays Bayou Greenway on the south. Serving 14,000 people within a 10-minute walk, the trail will repurpose underutilized green space to create safe routes to homes, schools, jobs, and businesses. While this project has no current address, the Sands Point Cove Apartment complex located at 8600 Sands Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77036 is at its north end within the 9th Congressional District of Texas. 

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: SUNNYSIDE SOLAR FARM

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: The City of Houston
  • Address of the recipient: City of Houston, 901 Bagby St., 1st Floor, Houston, TX 77004 
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $743,750 
  • Project description: The Sunnyside Solar Farm program aims to train and place 175 Houstonians from Sunnyside and other Complete Communities neighborhoods into solar and solar-related jobs by September 2022. The program is requesting $743,750 for the project. The program site is bounded to the north by Bellfort Avenue, to the east by Comal Street, to the south by Reed Road, and to the west by Texas Route 288 within the 9th Congressional District of Texas.  

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: THE CITY OF HOUSTON, EMERGENCY ETHAN PROGRAM

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: The City of Houston, Houston Fire Department 
  • Address of the recipient: 600 Jefferson St., Houston, Texas 77001
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $450,000 
  • Project description: The City of Houston requests funding for the Emergency Telehealth and Navigation (ETHAN) Program. In 2014, the City of Houston Fire and Health Departments partnered to launch the ETHAN project where on-scene mobile technology is used to connect EMT’s caring for these low-acuity 911 patients with emergency physicians who have access to primary care resources within the community. The ETHAN Program ensures that individuals who call 911 with non-emergency complaints can be triaged by telehealth emergency medical physicians who are immediately available and skilled at making rapid triage decisions.  

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: THE EDISON CENTER

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: The Edison Arts Foundation 
  • Address of the recipient: 1959 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489 
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $7,600,000 
  • Project description: Edison Arts Foundation, a minority-led 501c3 arts organization, seeks $7.6m to renovate a 120,365 SF blighted shopping center at 7100 Fuqua into The Edison Center, a $45m Cultural Arts District and catalyst for equitable community transformation without gentrification. Only $13m remains to be raised. The master plan combines essential facilities with a non-profit collaborative to deliver arts, economic development, job training, early literacy P-K, youth development, healthcare, and affordable housing to solve challenging social and economic conditions. 

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: THE HILL AT SIMS/SCOTT STREET GREENWAY MULTI-USE TRAIL

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: Houston Parks Board 
  • Address of the recipient: 300 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024 
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $1,000,000 
  • Project description: The project is an initiative to transform the Hill at Sims into a public park. The site is within walking distance of multiple schools, parks, churches, and homes. The project includes a side path along Scott Street, a trail around the detention basins, nature trails, water access, and trail amenities. While this park has no current address, the High School at 11000 Scott St, Houston, Texas 77047 is located on northern border of the site within the 9th Congressional District of Texas.

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.

 

PROJECT NAME: TRANSPORTATION NEEDS TO FOOD ACCESS SITES PROGRAM 

  • Requesting party and proposed recipient: Legacy Community Health of Houston 
  • Address of the recipient: 12667 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77099 
  • The amount requested by the recipient: $20,000 
  • Project description: With financial support of $20,000, Legacy can scale its transportation services to support an additional clinic site to serve more patients.  The funding will be used to provide rides to medical appointments and healthy food access sites such as pantries, grocery stores, and WIC offices. Legacy Community Health Clinic is located at 12667 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77099.  

I certify that neither I nor my immediate family has any financial interest in this project.