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2009 Omnibus Bill Spending Provisions

The $410 billion spending package, widely known as the omnibus bill, is replete with thousands of earmarks for projects in every state. This database provides a comprehensive look at those projects, searchable by keyword, the person requesting it, agency and state. Clicking on the STATE search field pulls up a list.
The bill is needed to fund the federal government through September when its current fiscal year ends.

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Source: Taxpayers for Common Sense



MONEY FOR ARKANSAS

The omnibus spending bill includes funding for these Arkansas projects (names in parentheses indicate members who requested that money be earmarked specifically for the project):

AGRICULTURE

$52.511 million for the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.

$5.6 million for research by the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center in Little Rock.

$3.937 million, to be shared with several other states, for the Delta Nutrition Initiative in Little Rock. (Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, and Reps. Marion Berry, Vic Snyder, others)

$2.582 million for the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas program, which supports farmers and other rural users, at the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Fayetteville. (Lincoln, Pryor, Rep. John Boozman)

$3.636 million for research on hybrid striped bass at the Harry Dupree National Aquaculture Research Center in Stuttgart.

$3.506 million for the Dale Bumpers Rice Research Center in Stuttgart.

$3.45 million for the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Rep. Mike Ross)

$2.979 million for grants by the Delta Regional Authority.

$1.951 million for conservation efforts by the National Water Management Center in Little Rock.

$1.569 million for poultry research at the University of Arkansas.

$1.248 million, to be shared with seven other states, for UA's continued participation in taking geospatial technologies and the benefits of the information age to rural America. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman, others)

$994,000 for endophyte research at the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman, Ross, others)

$939,000 for research by the Animal Science Food Safety Consortium at UA, Iowa State University and Kansas State University. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman, others)

$775,000 for research at the Institute for Food Science and Engineering at UA. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$580,000 for the National Center for Agricultural Law at UA. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$519,000 for research on catfish and baitfish at the Aquaculture Fisheries Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Ross)

$319,000 for forestry research at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. (Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$217,000 for the Arkansas Animal and Plant Inspection Service in Sherwood to assist with migratory-bird problems. (Berry)

$164,000 to develop profitable production and processing systems for specialty crops at UA. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman)

$135,000 for sorghum research at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$110,000 to reduce flooding, sediment and scour damage to 12,650 acres of crop and pastureland on Departee Creek. (Berry)

$57,000 to address floodwater damage to some 17,000 acres of farmland, portions of U.S. 49 and the communities of Piggott, Rector and Greenway. (Berry)

COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE

$1 million for the education and training for rural law-enforcement executives at UA's Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$800,000 for training of school resource officers at UA's Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman)

$512,000 to equip Hot Springs Police Department vehicles with mobile data terminals and to enable their access to local, state and federal databases. (Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$500,000 to upgrade an 800 MHz communications network in Little Rock and complete its conversion to a digital system. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$500,000 to purchase, install and implement a simulcast radio system in Fayetteville. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$500,000 to certify and equip Arkansas State Police officers assigned to investigate, seize, dismantle, and direct the cleanup of clandestine methamphetamine labs. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$500,000 for methamphetamine-focused courses at UA's Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman, Snyder)

$500,000 to Northwest Arkansas Community College of Bentonville for a training center to reduce cases of child abuse and improve support for victims of child abuse. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$500,000 to Save the Children of Westport, Conn., for after-school and summer literacy programs in Helena-West Helena. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$400,000 to upgrade equipment and technology in Pine Bluff precincts to improve 911 services. (Ross)

$300,000 for training of school resource officers at UA's Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$300,000 for Pulaski County Youth Services. (Snyder)

$200,000 to the state police to implement an interoperable system to provide an interactive picture of law-enforcement resources en route to and at the scene of critical incidents or natural disasters. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$110,000 for an in-car video system for the Hot Springs Police Department. (Ross)

$100,000 for community-oriented crime-prevention efforts by the Cotton Plant Police Department. (Berry)

$65,000 for methamphetamine enforcement in St. Francis County. (Berry)

$50,000 for a sex-offender registry system for the Lawrence County sheriff's office. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$50,000 for law-enforcement programs and equipment for the St. Charles Police Department. (Berry)

$40,000 for a sonar system for the Garland County sheriff's office. (Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

ENERGY AND WATER

$67.03 million, to be shared with Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee for operation and maintenance of the Mississippi River channel. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$61.247 million, to be shared with Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, for construction of Mississippi River levees. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, others)

$52.875 million, to be shared with Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, for Mississippi River channel improvements. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, others)

$27.275 million for operation and maintenance of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Ross, Snyder)

$16.555 million for rehabilitation of the Ozark-Jeta Taylor powerhouse. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman)

$15.873 million, to be shared with Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, for operation and maintenance of Mississippi River levees. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, others)

$13 million for the Delta Regional Authority.

$8.504 million for operation and maintenance of Blakely Mountain Dam on Lake Ouachita. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$8 million for flood control in the Grand Prairie region. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$7.898 million, to be shared with Louisiana, for operation and maintenance of the Ouachita and Black rivers. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Ross, others)

$7.881 million for operation and maintenance of Dardanelle Lock and Dam. (Bush, Snyder)

$7.856 million, to be shared with Missouri, for operation and maintenance of St. Francis Basin. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, others)

$6.838 million for operation and maintenance of Bull Shoals Lake. (Bush, Berry)

$6.571 million for operation and maintenance of DeGray Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$6.369 million for operation and maintenance of Greers Ferry Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$5.461 million, to be shared with Missouri, for construction in St. Francis Basin. (Lincoln, Pryor, other)

$5 million to continue implementation of minimum flows at Bull Shoals and Norfolk dams on the White River. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman)

$4.908 million for operation and maintenance of the Ozark-Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam. (Bush, Snyder)

$4.892 million for operation and maintenance of Beaver Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$4.832 million for operation and maintenance of Lake Greeson. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$3.639 million for operation and maintenance of Norfork Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$2.871 million, to be shared with Louisiana, for emergency bank protection of the Red River. (Lincoln, Pryor, others)

$2.641 million for flood control in the Bayou Meto Basin. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$2.105 million, to be shared with Louisiana and Texas, for channel maintenance of the Red River below Denison Dam. (Lincoln, Pryor, Ross, others)

$1.925 million for operation and maintenance of Millwood Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$1.903 million, to be shared with Georgia, to the Mid South/Southeast Bioenergy Consortium, which includes Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas, to develop feedstocks for biodiesal and ethanol operations. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman, others)

$1.903 million to study the feasibility of cleaning up the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor, located near Strickler. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$1.841 million, to be shared with Louisiana, for the operation and maintenance of the Tensas Basin and the Boeuf and Tensas rivers. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, others)

$1.494 million for operation and maintenance of Nimrod Lake. (Bush, Snyder)

$1.325 million for operation and maintenance of Blue Mountain Lake. (Bush, Snyder)

$1.257 million for operation and maintenance of Dierks Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$1.194 million for operation and maintenance of DeQueen Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$1.189 million for the development of nanostructured solar cells at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$1.102 million for operation and maintenance of the Osceola harbor. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$1.101 million for flood-damage reduction for the Fourche Bayou Basin. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$1.073 million for operation and maintenance of Gillham Lake. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$999,000 for operation and maintenance of the White River backwater. (Bush Lincoln, Pryor)

$951,500 to Arkansas State University to produce plant enzymes that will lower the cost of ethanol production. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$478,000 for a study of construction of Pine Mountain Lake. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$475,750 to UA's National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$472,000 for inspection of completed works. (Bush, Snyder)

$409,000 for operation and maintenance of the lower Arkansas River. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor)

$287,000 for a study of White River navigation to Batesville. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$250,000 for investigations of southeast Arkansas. (Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$243,000, to be shared with six other states, for an assessment of resources on the lower Mississippi River. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$229,000 for operation and maintenance of the harbor at Helena. (Bush, Berry)

$215,000 for a general investigation of the White River Basin in Arkansas and Missouri. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$143,000 for investigations of southwest Arkansas. (Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$128,000 for operation and maintenance of the harbor at Helena. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$109,000 for a study of the May Branch, a flood-reduction project in Fort Smith. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$77,000 for operation and maintenance of the Yellow Bend port. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$48,000 for operation and maintenance of the White River. (Bush, Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

$494,000 for a business incubator at Arkansas State University. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$245,643 for the commercial-driver training institute at ASU at Newport. (Berry)

$100,000 for infrastructure improvements at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park at UA. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT

$1.75 million to complete the visitors' center at Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$500,000 to create a seismological observatory at UALR. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$335,000 to plan sewer-system improvements in Heber Springs. (Berry)

$330,000 to extend water and sewer lines in Warren. (Lincoln, Pryor, Ross)

$300,000 for repair sewer pipes in Fayetteville. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$300,000 toward drinking-water improvements for the Ozark Mountain Regional Water Authority. (Lincoln, Pryor)

LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION

$1.189 million to relocate and expand radiation therapy and oncology services at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$951,000 for renovation and equipment at White River Medical Center in Batesville. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$452,000 to complete the construction of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder)

$343,000 to expand the nursing school's curriculum at the National Park Community College in Hot Springs National Park. (Ross)

$333,000 for construction of an alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility at the University of Central Arkansas. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$238,000 to expand the nursing school's curriculum at South Arkansas Community College. (Ross)

$238,000 to purchase a stereotactic breast-biopsy table and digital mammographer for the White River Health System Inc. in Batesville. (Berry)

$214,000 for transportation-education programs at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. (Snyder)

$190,000 to purchase health-science equipment for North Arkansas College in Harrison. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$143,000 to the Knowledge is Power Program in San Francisco, to fund a subgrant to the KIPP Delta College Preparatory School in Helena. (Berry)

$95,000 to purchase equipment for UAMS in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$71,000 for a nursing-education program at UALR. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

$2.85 million for design and environmental studies for construction modifying the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$2.85 million to continue engineering, design and right-of-way acquisition for Interstate 69, including the Great River Bridge near Arkansas City. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$2.37 million for planning and construction of frontage roads parallel to the future Interstate 555. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$1.9 million for I-430/I-630 interchange improvements in Little Rock. (Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder)

$1.9 million for I-540 Interchange improvements in Washington and Benton counties. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$950,000 for buses and bus facilities for Arkansas' transit systems and community-service organizations. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Boozman, Snyder)

$950,000 for planning and construction of an overpass of the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railroad tracks in Marion. (Berry)

$950,000 to complete landscaping of Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$712,500 for an instrument-landing system at Walnut Ridge Regional Airport. (Lincoln, Pryor, Berry)

$570,000 for upgrades to Razorback Transit System buses in Fayetteville. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$475,000 to clear ground for an access road to Southeast Arkansas Intermodal Facility in Warren. (Ross)

$427,500 for construction of a community-development center at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. (Berry)

$380,000 toward construction of the Bella Vista bypass, an upgrade of 17 miles of U.S. 71 to become Interstate 49. (Lincoln, Pryor, Boozman)

$380,000 to help Winrock International provide technical assistance to Arkansas entrepreneurs. (Lincoln, Pryor)

$332,500 to restructure railroad bridges in El Dorado, enabling them to carry heavier loads. (Ross)

$237,500 to design and engineer a trolley rail extension in Fort Smith. (Boozman)

$237,500 toward development and construction of a 10-mile U.S. 64 bypass of Vilonia. (Snyder)

$47,500 to develop educational programs focusing on agricultural-aviation safety. (Berry)

SOURCES: H.R. 1105, Arkansas congressional delegation

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