PROGRAMMATIC OR REPORT LANGUAGE REQUESTS:

The House Committee on Appropriations will soon be soliciting feedback from Members of Congress on funding levels for the Fiscal Year 2022. Congressman Gomez welcomes constituents and advocacy groups to submit for consideration any programmatic or report language that may benefit California’s 34th Congressional District or our nation.

To submit a request, please complete this form. If you have multiple requests, please submit them separately.

If you have specific questions regarding the form or this process, please don’t hesitate to call our Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-6235.

The deadline for ALL programmatic or report language requests submitted to the Office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez has passed.


COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS:

Congressman Gomez has submitted funding requests for important community projects in the 34th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Member may request funding for up to 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congressman Gomez has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.


Subcommittee and Account:
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - HRSA Health Facilities Construction and Equipment
Project Name:
Adventist Health White Memorial (AHWM) Catheterization Laboratory Expansion
Recipient:
Adventist Health White Memorial
Address:
1720 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90333
Amount Requested:
$1,216,000
Project Description: 
Expansion of Catheterization Laboratory at White Memorial Medical Center to perform a range of diagnostic and lifesaving procedures. This project is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it expands critical health care access to immigrants, communities of color, low-income communities and other vulnerable populations, suffering from long-term COVID-19 effects and chronic illnesses. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here


Subcommittee and Account: 
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Higher Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Project Name: 
Project SOAR
Recipient: 
Southern California College Access Network
Address: 
1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 240, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Amount Requested: 
$650,000
Project Description: 
Project SOAR is a cross-sector public-private partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) that provides college and career advising support services to residents in public housing. In addition to working with 9-12th graders, SOAR provides one-on-one advising for returning adult learners, community college and transfers students, and adult residents interested in vocational training or certificate programs. Project SOAR is a good use of taxpayer dollars because it creates opportunities for economic mobility. Through college and career advising, SOAR helps residents break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and positions them for better paying jobs. SOAR participants receive individualized academic plans, support with the college search and application process, FAFSA/CA Dream Act completion and scholarship search assistance, college selection and matriculation guidance, and college persistence and completion support, transfer planning for community college students, and additional guidance as needed.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Training and Employment Services
Project Name: 
Youth Workforce Services
Recipient: 
Para Los Niños
Address:
5000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Amount Requested: 
$350,000
Project Description: 
For 17 years, PLN has prepared thousands of young adults (ages 14-24) for success in education and the workforce through their robust YWS. The purpose is for youth to complete a high school diploma or equivalent certificate within a year and enroll in college, vocational training, or enter the workforce. PLN has a special focus on foster, justice involved, parenting, and homeless youth in North-East, East, and Central Los Angeles, and works with 2,000 youth annually. This project is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it focuses on supporting economically-disadvantaged youth (ages 14-24) in the 34th Congressional District with academic, career, and workforce training services necessary to be successful and competitive in the workplace. Given the extraordinary setbacks that the COVID-19 pandemic caused many of our families this work is necessary now more than ever. Para Los Niños’ YWS work aims to support youth for long-term career success. Additionally, YWS has 100% retention with program participants that are currently enrolled and attending college. 
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account: 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - HUD, Economic Development Initiative
Project Name: 
Highland Park Youth Arts Center Renovations
Recipient: 
City of Los Angeles
Address: 
200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Amount Requested: 
$1,000,000
Project Description: 
Funding will be used to refurbish and retrofit a city facility and convert it into a youth arts center. There is a demonstrated need for greater support for the arts in the Northeast L.A. community, and this project would add an additional arts center in the area. Arts centers will attract social, cultural, and economic activity, which is especially important as Los Angeles recovers from the pandemic.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account: 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - HUD, Economic Development Initiative
Project Name: 
Labor Training and Mutual Aid Center
Recipient: 
Miguel Contreras Foundation
Address: 
2130 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90006
Amount Requested: 
$750,000
Project Description: 
Funding will be used to acquire and redevelop a blighted building in Pico Union into a Labor Training and Mutual Aid Center that will provide critical, community-focused services and amenities for an underserved community. Dislocated workers will receive mutual aid, such as, food and financial assistance along with training and placement assistance. Funds will be used for pre-development activities including: services of consultants, performing a market analysis, initial architectural drawings, and evaluating potential program opportunities.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account: 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - HUD, Economic Development Initiative
Project Name: 
Ramona Gardens Natural Park
Recipient: 
Legacy LA
Address: 
1350 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, CA, 90033
Amount Requested: 
$1,500,000
Project Description: 
The Ramona Gardens Public Housing Development and surrounding community is in the top 1% of the most polluted communities in California and is designated as severely disadvantaged by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). The Ramona Gardens Natural Park project will transform four acres of underused land between the residences at Ramona Gardens and a 15-lane freeway and transit corridor‚ one of the busiest in the United States‚ into a beautiful, green, “Nature in the City‚” open space park that is designed as an Anti-Pollution Green Buffer to help address air and noise pollution, provide natural shade and cooling and help increase local resiliency to climate change.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account: 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - HUD, Economic Development Initiative
Project Name: 
Community Cooling Boyle Heights
Recipient: 
City of Los Angeles
Address: 
200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Amount Requested: 
$1,000,000
Project Description: 
Los Angeles is one of the only regions to experience heat related deaths in winter and, due to climate change, parts of Los Angeles are projected to experience 100 days or more of extreme heat by 2050, further placing our most vulnerable residents at risk. This project will install cooling elements to local streets in the Boyle Heights community, providing the opportunity for urban cooling, urban greening, pedestrian and public health improvements.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account: 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - HUD, Economic Development Initiative
Project Name:
Affordable Housing in Chinatown
Recipient: 
County of Los Angeles
Address: 
500 W. Temple St., Suite 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Amount Requested: 
$1,500,000
Project Description: 
The County of Los Angeles has identified an opportunity to develop 100 units of affordable housing in the Chinatown area of downtown Los Angeles. A County-owned parking lot of approximately 2-acres is in proximity to local transportation hubs, local markets, and various support services. The County intends to develop the lot for affordable housing for low-income persons, families, and seniors. Funds will be used for planning and pre-development activities.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - HUD, Economic Development Initiative
Project Name: 911 Alternative Dispatch
Recipient: City of Los Angeles
Address: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Project Description: There is an indisputable need for an alternative to armed response in situations that do not require it, especially those involving unhoused individuals. The funding requested would be used to provide a community-based, health centered alternative to certain 911 emergency calls that might otherwise be routed to local law enforcement agencies. This would be accomplished by dispatching trained specialists in mental health, substance abuse, and other non-emergency medical fields to allow for de-escalation of a situation, and allow for the compassionate and effective treatment for the individuals in crisis.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

Subcommittee and Account:
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies - Corps of Engineers - Construction
Project Name:
L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration P3 Pilot Project
Recipient:
City of Los Angeles
Address:
200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Amount Requested:
$2,000,000
Project Description: 
The L.A. River (River) is an essential ecological and cultural resource. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would transform the River and its banks to provide open space, connect people with nature, and support endangered and threatened wildfire species through restoration of riparian and freshwater march habitat, daylight historic streams, building of access trails, and creating connections between existing ecological areas. The project would bring numerous benefits to both the L.A. River ecosystem and to the health and well-being of residents of the 34th Congressional District.
Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

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