REP. GOMEZ SECURES KEY FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR CA-34 IN OMNIBUS PACKAGE
Washington, March 9, 2022 | Bertha Guerrero (202-770-6959)
Tags: Advocacy , Economy and Jobs , Education , Energy and Environment , Healthcare , L.A. River , Climate Change , Immigration , Seniors , Housing
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the inclusion of $9,093,000 in funding for community projects in California’s 34th Congressional District in the Appropriations funding package for Fiscal Year 2022. Congressman Gomez secured this funding for nine projects, including the L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration P3 Pilot Project, Highland Park Youth Arts Center Renovation project, White Memorial Medical Center’s Catheterization Laboratory Expansion project, Community Cooling Boyle Heights project, Ramona Gardens Natural Park project, Pico Union Labor Training and Mutual Aid Center project, Project SOAR, Para Los Niños Youth Workforce Services project, and for affordable housing in Chinatown.
Congressman Gomez also secured $20 million in federal funding for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a 100 percent increase over the FY2021 enacted level, as well as $30 million for School-Based Health Centers, a $25 million increase from FY2021. These provisions were included in the omnibus package passed by the House and will go to the Senate and then to President Biden’s desk for his signature.
“I am thrilled to announce $9,093,000 in Community Project Funding for California’s 34th Congressional District for FY22. From providing life-saving medical equipment to building affordable housing, this funding will play a critical role in addressing inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 and help underserved communities recover from the pandemic,” said Congressman Gomez. “I am also pleased to announce $20 million for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and $30 million for School-Based Health Centers. These investments will make a real difference in the lives of so many in our community.”
Rep. Gomez championed funding for nine projects that will directly benefit CA-34 residents:
"“Representative Gomez has always made sure that our federal dollars go directly to projects that lift up Angelenos with the greatest needs," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “His hard work has provided important investments that will inject new opportunity and prosperity directly into our communities — and create safe places to empower young people, protect our residents from climate change, and create a higher quality of life for generations to come.”