Community Project Funding Requests

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funds for up to 10 projects in their community for Fiscal Year 2022. 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. Congressman Jim Costa has submitted funding requests for important community projects in California’s 16th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee. 

 

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congressman Costa has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects that he has requested. A request submitted by Congressman Costa to the Committee does NOT guarantee the project will be funded. Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funds for up to 10 projects in their community for Fiscal Year 2022.

 

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. Congressman Jim Costa has submitted funding requests for important community projects in California’s 16th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

 

Transparency

Listed below are the projects Congressman Costa has submitted to the appropriate subcommittee.

Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project name.

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies/ Environmental Protection Agency/State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG)

Project Name: City of Dos Palos Water Plant Clarifier Replacement

Recipient: City of Dos Palos

Address: 2174 Blossom Street, Dos Palos CA 93620

Amount Requested: $349,580

Project Description and Explanation: The City of Dos Palos Water Plant Clarifier Replacement would remove and replace 8 troughs installed in 1969. This project would assure uninterrupted water service to enable to provide good, clean, safe drinking water for the City of Dos Palos.

Signed Disclosure Letter (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies/ Environmental Protection Agency/State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG)

Project Name: City of Gustine Water Loop Line Improvements

Recipient: City of Gustine

Address: Gustine, CA 95322

Amount Requested: $950,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Water Loop Line Completion Project will ensure Gustine achieves resource equity, while also creating a more stable water distribution system and sufficient water pressure throughout the city that minimizes public health risks and safety concerns, in compliance with the EPA’s national primary drinking water regulations. It is essential that every Gustine resident, regardless of socio-economic status, has guaranteed access to safe and clean drinking water at all times.

Signed Disclosure Letter: (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies/ Environmental Protection Agency/State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG)

Project Name: City of Madera Ave 13 Sewer Trunk Main Rehabilitation

Recipient: City of Madera

Address: 205 West 4th Street, Madera, CA 93637

Amount Requested: $5,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Avenue 13 Sewer Trunk Main Rehabilitation Project will not only preserve vital infrastructure; it also extends the useful life another 50 years or more. This project will restore nearly 1.5 miles of pipelines needed to ensure proper wastewater treatment for the City of Madera.

Signed Disclosure Letter (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Energy and Water Development/Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation – water and related resources

Project Name: Los Banos Creek Detention Reservoir Regulation and Storage Project

Recipient: San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority

Address: 541 H Street, Los Banos, CA 93635

Amount Requested: $3,500,000

Project Description and Explanation: The Los Banos Creek Detention Reservoir Regulation and Storage Project utilizes an existing, single purpose flood protection reservoir and expands it to a multi-purpose water supply resiliency reservoir that provides 8,000 acre-feet of water average annual yield to the region. The project will provide long-term and independent solutions to flooding, drought, groundwater overdraft and subsidence.

Signed Disclosure Letter: (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/Program Management

Project Name: Nurse Pipeline Expansion Project

Recipient: Fresno City College

Address: 1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741

Amount Requested: $474,000

Project Description and Explanation: The proposed project will recruit first-generation students of color, supporting matriculation from the Fresno City College Nursing Program to CSU Fresno bachelor’s in nursing program that they will complete and continue to master’s level advanced practice nursing.

Signed Disclosure Letter: (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies/Department of Housing and Urban Development/Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Central Valley Training Center (CVTC)

Recipient: Fresno County Economic Development Corporation

Address: 906 N. Street Suite 120, Fresno, CA 93721

Amount Requested: $1.9 million

Project Description and Explanation: The Central Valley Training Center, an education and training campus, will be established in the Southwest Fresno Region, serving at-risk and/or disconnected young adults and other underrepresented individuals focusing on participants aged 18-28 from six Central Valley counties for the purpose of workforce development. This project will help provide job readiness and help develop skills for employment success in the San Joaquin Valley.

Signed Disclosure Letter (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies/Justice/Office of Justice Programs – State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance

Project Name: Advance Peace Fresno

Recipient: City of Fresno

Address: 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Amount Requested: $300,000

Project Description and Explanation: The National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform’s Cost of Gun Violence study found that in Fresno, each gun homicide results in $2.4 million and each gun injury results in $864,000 in government costs at the City, County and State level. This includes costs incurred at the crime scene, at the hospital, through the criminal justice system and incarceration, from victim support and eventually lost sales tax revenue. With a relatively small investment of $300,000, Advance Peace Fresno will be able to lay the groundwork for preventing dozens of incidents of gun violence which will lead to saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Signed Disclosure Letter: (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies/Department of Housing and Urban Development/Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

Project Name: Merced County Courthouse Museum

Recipient: County of Merced

Address: 2222 M Street, Merced, CA 95340

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Project Description and Explanation: The project would repair Merced County’s most historic building. This project would benefit the community as the Courthouse not only serves as an educational resource, but a landmark to the County and the San Joaquin Valley as a whole.

Signed Disclosure Letter: (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies/Higher Education/Higher Eduction (HE)

Project Name: English Language Learner Post-Pandemic Project

Recipient: Madera Unified School District

Address: 1902 Howard Road Madera, CA 93637

Amount Requested: $625,150

Project Description and Explanation: The pandemic took a major toll on English language learners. Funding would be used to ensure the district’s approximately 5,500 English Language learners receive the appropriate support to address unfinished learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Signed Disclosure Letter: (Click Here/Link)

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/Program Management

Project Name: UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s Center and Hillblom Center for Aging

Recipient: University of California San Francisco Fresno

Address: 155 North Fresno, Suite 260 Fresno, CA 93701

Amount Requested: $481,005

Project Description and Explanation: This proposal, if funded, will provide the infrastructure for expanded services for Alzheimer’s disease, aging-related care, and neurology care.  Since over 40% of the population in the San Joaquin Valley has Medicaid coverage, this grant will supplement the required expenses to develop the services as outlined in the proposal. 

Signed Disclosure Letter: (Click Here/Link)