Congressman Gomez Secures Over $11 Million For CA-34 Projects in Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the inclusion of $11,093,000 in funding for community projects in California’s 34th Congressional District in the House Appropriations funding bills for Fiscal Year 2022. Congressman Gomez secured this funding for nine projects, including the Youth Workforce Services project, Project SOAR, White Memorial Medical Center’s Catheterization Laboratory Expansion project, the Highland Park Youth Arts Center Renovation project, the Pico Union Labor Training and Mutual Aid Center project, the Ramona Gardens Natural Park project, the Community Cooling Boyle Heights project, affordable housing in Chinatown, and the L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration P3 Pilot Project.

"I came to Washington to fight for the needs of California's 34th Congressional District," said Congressman Gomez. "With $11 million in funding for several vital community projects, we have taken another step in furtherance of that mission. These projects will directly provide essential benefits to my constituents across the district, including improved public health, access to equitable education services, life-saving medical equipment, affordable housing, and more. While this legislative process is not complete, I’m proud my office could ensure these commitments, and I will continue to fight for these projects until these funding bills are passed into law.

Para Los Niños will receive $350,000 to improve their youth workforce services by hiring four new career advisors to help with case management, education and employment support, leadership development, post-secondary education preparation, and additional supportive services for their students.

The Southern California College Access Network will receive $650,000 for Project SOAR which will help fund their college and career advising support services to residents in public housing.

White Memorial Medical Center will receive $1,200,000 to help expand their Catheterization Laboratory for a range of diagnostic and lifesaving procedures.

The City of Los Angeles will receive $1,000,000 to help refurbish the Highland Park Youth Arts Center and $1,000,000 to install cooling elements to local streets in Boyle Heights for urban cooling, urban greening, and pedestrian and public health improvements.

The Miguel Contreras Foundation will receive $750,000 to acquire and develop a blighted building in Pico Union into a Labor Training and Mutual Aid Center for dislocated workers.

Legacy LA will receive $950,000 for the Ramona Gardens Natural Park project, which will transform four acres of underused land into a new open space park that is designed as an anti-pollution green buffer.

The County of Los Angeles will receive $1,500,000 to develop 100 units of affordable housing in Chinatown.

The L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration P3 Pilot Project will receive $3,693,000 to help improve the river’s recreational opportunities and wildlife ecosystems and the public health of surrounding communities.

Congressman Gomez submitted ten total Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee. To view all submissions, please click here. These funding bills will now move through the full Appropriations Committee then considered on the House and Senate Floors before final passage.

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