In order to ensure transparency, Members are required to post Community Project Funding requests and associated certifications of no financial interest on their websites at the time the request is made to the Committee. The information posted muust 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, ad the Member’s signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project. Information about Community Project Funding requests submitted by my office can be found below.

City of Miramar: Water Main Infrastructure Improvements

The City of Miramar has requested $2,000,000 to provide potable water to residents through a centralized and permitted water system who are currently served by private wells. This project will provide water main distribution lines, service lines, fire hydrants, fittings, valves and related appurtenances, road restoration/driveway restoration as required to serve the Miramar West, Largo at Miramar and subdivision close to the Interstate I-75 and Florida Turnpike. This project will ultimately provide potable water services to properties located in the Public Right-of-Ways within the aforementioned subdivisions and areas.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the City of Miramar, located at 2300 Civic Center Place Miramar FL 33025.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


Hallandale Beach: Water Main Rehabilitation Project: NE 7th Street

The City of Hallandale Beach has requested $3,499,680 to provide new potable water through a water main located within city limits running approximately 6,500 feet. This project replaces existing aging infrastructure with a new water distribution system to provide reliable potable water, improved fire hydrant coverage, and expanded water services. This is a high priority project based on the recommendations outlined in the City’s Basis of Design Report (BODR) and 10-Year Water Supply Plan.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the City of Hallandale Beach, located at 400 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida, 33009.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


Cooper City: Gravity Sewer Line Rehabilitation / Inflow and Infiltration Correction

The City of Cooper City has requested $3,800,000 to minimize over-burdening the fragile treatment system and prevent sewer overflows into sensitive water bodies of the State. The sewer rehabilitation is re-lining the entire length by inserting smooth, durable “sock” inside existing cracked or broken pipes. The project is spread throughout Cooper City.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the City of Cooper City, located at 9090 SW 50th Place, Cooper City FL 33328.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Town of Davie: New River Estates Drainage Project

The Town of Davie has requested $1,500,000 for drainage infrastructure improvements for residential properties to protect life and property, reduce water levels pre- and post-storm, and alleviate flooding issues that prohibit residents from entering and leaving the community during a heavy rainstorm. The Town of Davie has numerous low-lying areas which are susceptible to flooding and water settling. In recent storms and rain events, the Town has experienced flooding in the New River Estates community. Due to excess flooding and water settling, the roads and community were left impassable for residents and passage was made difficult for public safety personnel. Subsequently, the Town conducted a drainage study in cooperation with Central Broward Water Control District, the local drainage district.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the Town of Davie, located at 8800 SW 36th Street, Town of Davie, FL 33328.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Broward County: Sheridan Bridge Repair

Broward County has requested $4,000,000 in funding to raise the Sheridan Street Bridge over Florida’s Turnpike (Turnpike) to address the Bridge’s low clearance and allow safe passage for over-height vehicles traveling under the Bridge. The Sheridan Street Bridge is a posted, low-clearance bridge located in Hollywood, Florida, and is an overpass at one of the most highly traveled sections of the Turnpike. Since 2018 this Bridge has been struck ten times by over-height vehicles traveling on the northbound or southbound lanes on the Turnpike. These crashes have resulted in severe injuries to vehicle passengers and structural damage to the Bridge.

The entity to receive funding for this project is Broward County, located at 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


United Way of Broward County, Inc.: Veterans United for Housing

The United Way of Broward County, Inc. has requested $5,000,000 in funding to support the purchase of two apartment buildings as well as household furnishings to house more than 50 veterans at a time. Included in the project model will be in-kind case management services provided by United Way of Broward County’s (UWBC) Mission United (MU) program with the goal of assisting Veterans in accessing needed community resources and benefits, supportive services, employment opportunities, and education supports in order to ensure a viable path to self-sufficiency.

The entity to receive funding for this project is United Way of Broward County, Inc., located at 1300 South Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


Broward College: Aviation Training Center Remodel and Expansion

Broward College has requested $13,000,000 in funding for the second phase of its Aviation Workforce Training Center. The second phase of the project will add additional space (15,130 nsf), and remodel (8,286 nsf), to provide high demand programs with the needed resources to meet instructional needs. This project will include closing in the open-air sections of the building as well as renovating the existing space to create classroom space that will support the hands-on training with specialty tools and aircraft components.

The entity to receive funding for this project is Broward College, located at 111 E. Las Olas Blvd, Suite 33-522, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301. 
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


Broward County-Port Everglades: Port Everglades Shore Power Systems Infrastructure project

Broward County-Port Everglades has requested $8,840,000 to enable ships at berth to use electrical power rather than diesel-burning engines to reduce air pollution. Many marine vessels use diesel engines while at berth to power auxiliary systems such as lighting, air conditioning, refrigeration, and crew berths. The construction of shore power infrastructure will significantly reduce emissions by enabling vessels to turn off their engines and instead plug into the local electricity grid to power auxiliary systems while at berth. The improved air quality will reduce harmful health impacts and environmental damage to communities surrounding the Port.

The entity to receive funding for this project is Broward County – Port Everglades, located at 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. 
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter



The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization has requested $5,853,128 in funding to alleviate traffic conditions on US-1 where traffic has historically backed up at the intersection and to provide improved movement for both people and goods. This project benefits the public by providing additional capacity in the form of an additional lane on the SB to WB ramp to I-595. The additional lane will help to alleviate traffic conditions, provide more room for vehicles in the lane, avoid back-ups at the intersection and improve the overall function of US-1, one of the busiest roadways in Broward.

The entity to receive funding for this project is Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, located at 100 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 650, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. 
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


City of Hollywood: Hollywood Beach Phase IV East/West Street Raising and Flood Management Project

The City of Hollywood has requested $4,090,632 in funding to improve five east/west City streets in Hollywood, Florida, located between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Reconstructing these streets to improve the effect of sea level rise and seasonal high tides, requires elevating the road profile, adding drainage inlets, and harmonizing private properties’ outside of the City’s Right of Way. The proposed upgrades are needed to improve the health, safety and welfare of residents and motorists and to protect the loss of personal property.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the City of Hollywood, located at 707 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


Nova Southeastern University- Detecting Early Disease in Different Ethnicities through Standardization of Environmentally Induced Genetic Changes

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has requested $1,544,000 in funding for the purchase of biomedical research equipment to advance lifesaving treatment and detection options for cancer patients. It is estimated that 50% of the diagnosed incidents of breast cancer are due to environmental factors – and individual reactions to toxins varies based on genetic differences. The combination of ancestral genetic/physiologic differences as they contribute to vulnerabilities to common toxic exposures is unique and can only be performed in an environment like South Florida where these populations exist in relatively equal proportions. In addition, South Florida is devoid of much of the industrial pollution of the Northeast and has contaminants that can be studied without the combinatorial effects of other historical environmental toxins.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University, located at 3301 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


Broward County Sheriff’s Office: Digital Forensics Unit Expansion for Enhanced Human Trafficking Intelligence

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has requested $525,000 in funding to conduct more accurate and efficient investigations of digital evidence and better meet the growing demands relating to local, regional, state and federal law enforcement criminal investigations and prosecutions. Specifically, funding will be used for workstations, software, and a cloud-based platform to improve evidence tracking and collaboration with prosecutors.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, located at 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


Florida International University: Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute-Semiconductor Fabrication

Florida International University (FIU) has requested $8,000,000 in funding to purchase state-of-the art instrumentation to equip its Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. This equipment will enable Florida International University to create a test bed for semiconductor manufacturing and testing, invests in workforce development and training, and enable programs to provide entrepreneurial training to students, for their readiness to join the workforce. This will fuel translation accelerators and a semiconductor fabrication test bed, toward workforce development and training, and supporting programs to provide entrepreneurial training.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the Florida International University, located at 11200 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


University of Miami: Deployment of Hybrid Artificial Reefs to Protect Shorelines from Coastal Flooding

The University of Miami has requested $3,000,000 in funding to design, test, and deploy a hybrid artificial reef approach at two test-bed sites in Miami-Dade and Broward County, with the goal of assessing their role in helping protect the urbanized coast of Southeast Florida from the damaging effects of coastal flooding. Rebuilding the lost abundance, diversity, and structure of coral reefs through science-based active propagation and restoration is critical to both the ecology and economy of Southeast Florida.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the University of Miami, located at 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, Florida 33149.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter


City of Dania Beach: Emergency Operations Center

The City of Dania Beach has requested $2,250,000 for the construction of a new Fire and Rescue Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Administrative Facility. Dania Beach does not currently have a dedicated space for an EOC Facility, resulting in delayed response times when emergencies occur. During emergency activations, the City is hampered by being unable to sufficiently administer, oversee and properly house staff. This project will ultimately allow Dania Beach emergency responders and local authorities to respond to situations without delay.

The entity to receive funding for this project is the City of Dania Beach, located at 116 W. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, Florida, 33004.
Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Fiscal Year 2022 Community Project Funding Requests
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