Supporting Arkansas Priorities

Senator Boozman has recommended to the Senate Committee on Appropriations that the following Arkansas projects receive funding in Fiscal Year 2022.

Agriculture, Rural Development, and FDA Appropriations

Operations to mitigate safety, health, and economic impacts of invasive species

Member Name & State: Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: Arkansas Department of Agriculture
Project Purpose: To develop and implement strategies to support Wildlife Services operations to mitigate safety, health, and economic concerns related to feral swine in Arkansas.
Project Location: State of Arkansas
Amount Requested: $650,000
Certification Letter


Energy and Water Development Appropriations 

Bayou Meto Basin Element of the Grand Prairie Region and Bayou Meto Basin, Arkansas Project

Member Name & State: Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project Purpose: This funding will be used for construction. This project will provide water security for water used for human consumption, industry and agricultural activities through groundwater protection. It will address depletion and resiliency of the Alluvial and Sparta aquifers.
Project Location: Lonoke, Pulaski, Prairie, Jefferson, and Arkansas Counties.
Amount Requested: $45,000,000
Certification Letter
  

Grand Prairie Region Element of the Grand Prairie Region and Bayou Meto Basin, Arkansas Project

Member Name & State: Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project Purpose: This project provides water security for drinking water, industrial and agricultural use, and addresses depletion and resiliency of the Alluvial and Sparta aquifers. This funding will be used to award a contract for an electrical substation and to complete earthwork and fabrication/installation.
Project Location: Lonoke, Pulaski, Prairie, Jefferson, and Arkansas Counties  
Amount Requested: $13,000,000
Certification Letter

University of Arkansas Little Rock Emerging Threat Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Member Name & State: Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: University of Arkansas Little Rock
Project Purpose: The purpose of the Emerging Threat Information Sharing and Analysis Center project is to operationalize next generation cybersecurity threat sharing technologies for the energy sector to privately share cybersecurity threats observed in their networks to the intelligence community and for the intelligence community to be able to share threats with cleared members of the energy sector.
Project Location: Little Rock
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Certification Letter

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations 

Highway 67 Corridor Improvements

Member Name & State: 
Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: Arkansas Department of Transportation
Project Purpose: The project will reconstruct the deteriorated pavements and replace two bridge structures on Highway 67 (Future I-57).
Project Location: Multiple counties in Northeast Arkansas including Clay, Greene, Lawrence & Randolph
Amount Requested: $43,000,000
Certification Letter
 

Future I-69 Corridor Improvements

Member Name & State: 
Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: Arkansas Department of Transportation
Project Purpose: This project will construct future I-69 in Desha & Drew Counties, between the cities of McGehee and Monticello, Arkansas. I-69 was designated as a High Priority Corridor by Congress.
Project Location: Desha and Drew Counties, between the cities of McGehee and Monticello, Arkansas.
Amount Requested: $25,200,000
Certification Letter

Future I-49 

Member Name & State: 
Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: Arkansas Department of Transportation
Project Purpose: This project would complete a portion of I-49 from I-40 to Highway 22 where another portion of I-49 was recently completed to Highway 71. A critical component of this project is the bridge over the Arkansas River.
Project Location: Crawford and Sebastian Counties, from Alma, Arkansas to Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Amount Requested: $20,000,000
Certification Letter

Future I-57 Corridor 

Member Name & State: Senator John Boozman, Arkansas
Recipient Name: Arkansas Department of Transportation
Project Purpose: The project will complete the freeway facility from Arkansas to Missouri. Once complete, Highway 67 (Future I-57) will connect Central Arkansas to Chicago, Illinois via a freeway facility. Many communities along the route would benefit from an upgraded highway that promotes commerce and personal travel.
Project Location: Multiple counties in Northeast Arkansas including Clay, Greene, Lawrence & Randolph.
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Certification Letter