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Community Project Funding Requests

Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro announced that the House Committee on Appropriations will be accepting Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from Members. This is in addition to the standard programmatic and language-based requests. Each Member is limited to no more than 10 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees for Fiscal Year 2022, and there is no guarantee that all requested projects will be funded.

Transparency

The final 10 CPF requests selected and submitted by Congresswoman Chu to the Appropriations Committee are listed below. Members will be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the CPF requests made.

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Projects Requested

Listed below are the projects Congresswoman Chu has submitted to the House Appropriations Committee.
NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

Project Sponsor: Amigos de los Rios
Project Name: Angeles National Forest Recreation Multi-Cultural Visitor Reception /Recreation Area & Trail Signage
Project Sponsor Location: 908 E Altadena Dr. Altadena, CA 91001
Requested Amount: $150,000
Project Description: This project provides for multi-cultural visitor reception trail safety, wayfinding, and interpretive signage for key locations within the Angeles National Forest. The project will produce and install a new conservation education signage system at recreation sites to ensure consistent information is share with visitors in an inclusive manner
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: City of Alhambra
Project Name: Alhambra Comprehensive Sustainability Plan
Project Sponsor Location: 111 South First Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Requested Amount: $680,000
Project Description: This project provides for a Comprehensive Sustainability Plan to meet the community’s current environmental, economic, and other needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.  In order to understand and develop appropriate sustainability goals, the plan will provide important sustainability information, empower the Council and the community, and motivate actions and commitments toward various indicators including affordable housing, open space, land use development, solid waste, energy and water use, renewable energy, greenhouse emissions, mobility, transportation, and economic vitality
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: City of Arcadia
Project Name: Rio Hondo Channel, San Gabriel River Ecosystem Restoration feasibility study
Project Sponsor Location: 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91066
Requested Amount: $500,000
Project Description: This project provides for an Army Corps of Engineers Feasibility Study authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 to restore stretches of the Rio Hondo and tributaries in the San Gabriel watershed. The study would examine opportunities to provide restoration of the aquatic ecosystem functions and habitat in key areas of the watershed.
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: City of Pasadena
Project Name: Pasadena Broadband Network Expansion
Project Sponsor Location: 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91109
Requested Amount: $1.5 million
Project Description: This project provides for the completion of free Public Wifi to the remaining 18 parks and park facilities in the City to further increase access to broadband for underserved communities, students and all residents. In the past five years, the City of Pasadena deployed free Public WiFi to 15 of 33 city parks and park-facilities. Usage metrics show over 1,000 unique connections accessing this service daily and over 40,000 connections annually, a 100% increase in usage over the last year. Free Public WiFi in city parks and park facilities provides all residents and students reliable access to broadband, supports digital learning, encourages digital inclusion efforts and offers safe space for all to work, study, communicate, apply for services and participate in the digital economy. Expanding broadband connectivity for public safety and essential services improves resiliency of critical services.
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: East Los Angeles College
Project Name: College FACES (Family and Community/Civic Engagement Services) Partnership
Project Sponsor Location: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Requested Amount: $200,000
Project Description: This project provides for the establishment of a collaborative partnership, staffed by students and faculty, between East Los Angeles College and local school districts, local governments, and community organizations. The partnership will involve establishing webinars, workshops, tours, and college resource centers to promote college access, family engagement, academic preparation, and college success and retention. By involving the entire family in the college preparation process, this program will provide more students from underrepresented backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue and succeed in higher education.
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Nature for All
Project Name: LA-San Gabriel Mountains Urban Shuttle System
Project Sponsor Location: 201 W. Garvey Avenue, Suite 102-503, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Requested Amount: $995,000
Project Description: This project provides for the creation of equitable public transit routes into the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, providing access and environmental justice for diverse, underserved communities across the Los Angeles basin. The funding will include design and construction of five shuttle stops and a one-month pilot weekend shuttle service operation, with workforce stipends for naturalist staff and visitor services technicians recruited from the local community to provide visitor interpretation and stewardship education.
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Parents Anonymous®
Project Name: Parents Anonymous® District 27 Parent and Youth Helpline and Online Weekly Evidence-Based Groups for Parents, Caregivers, Children and Youth
Project Sponsor Location: 250 West First St., Suite 250, Claremont, CA 91711
Requested Amount: $1 million
Project Description: This project provides for a new mental health project focused on targeted outreach to Asian, Latinx and Black/African American families. This First Responder System incorporates compassionate and trained Helpline Counselors who provide free, accessible, and culturally responsive emotional support in both English and Spanish (and other languages) by responding to calls, live chats and texts 8 am - 8 pm 7 days a week. In addition, these counselors facilitate highly effective Weekly Online Parents Anonymous® Groups where diverse Parents and Caregivers address their underlying emotional issues and build their resiliency to strengthen their families. Separate culturally responsive age-appropriate online weekly groups are also conducted for Children & Youth.
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority
Project Name: San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund
Project Sponsor Location: 1720 W. Cameron Ave., Suite 100 West Covina, CA 91790
Requested Amount: $10 million
Project Description: This project provides for groundwater cleanup in the San Gabriel Basin and the Central Basin in Southern California. It will support activities at 32 active groundwater cleanup projects that use the latest technology to remove contaminants. The Basin provides 90% of the drinking water supplies for over 1.8 million residents, of which more than 400,000 are in disadvantaged communities.
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust
Project Name: San Gabriel Valley Affordable Housing Project Pipeline
Project Sponsor Location: 1000 S. Fremont Avenue, Unit 42, Building A-10N, Suite 10-210, Alhambra, CA 91803
Requested Amount: $10 million
Project Description: This project provides for site acquisition, construction and capital improvements of affordable housing developments as prioritized by the SGVRHT Board of Directors. Subgrantees are restricted to nonprofit developers or cities that are constructing the homeless housing or affordable housing projects. California is facing an acute shortage of affordable housing units and homeless shelter beds. The SGVRHT affordable housing project pipeline identifies 1,188 units of affordable housing in developments proposed in 11 San Gabriel Valley cities that could advance to construction if provided relatively modest federal funding.
Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Via Care Community Health Center
Project Name: Via Care Health Access Express- Mobile Clinic
Project Sponsor Location: 501 S. Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022
Requested Amount: $139,350
Project Description: This project provides for a community-based health access project using a mobile clinic, the Via Care Health Access Express. Beginning operations in 2022, the mobile unit will have one medical exam room, a laboratory space, an intake area, and a restroom, and will collaborate with community-based organizations, elected officials, and ELAC in CA-27 to dock the mobile and provide medical and wellness services where needed. Funds from this Community Project Fund will help Via Care purchase the medical mobile unit and install IT equipment and software. Matching federal funds will help stock medical supplies; recruit, train and pay for mobile unit staff; and obtain certifications from the LA County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS) and the federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. At full capacity, the Via Care Health Access Express will provide 2,000 medical visits per year on the mobile to residents of CA-27. Additional activities on the mobile will include mental health screening; COVID testing and follow-up; screening and treatment for STDs; oral health screening and referrals; family planning services; wellness exams for all life-stages; screening and treatment for chronic disease; health education on a wide range of topics; referrals for support services; lab-work; screening and enrollment into Medi-Cal and other benefit programs; outreach; and COVID-19 immunizations.
Member Certification Letter