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March 11, 2024

Rep. Barragán Secures over $13 Million for Local Projects in Government Funding Package

The bill contains $13,357,031 for Congresswoman Barragán’s community-funded projects to build affordable housing, expand domestic violence shelters, create an all-inclusive playground, provide clean water, and more in California’s 44th Congressional District


11 March 2024

Contact: Kevin McGuire, 202-538-2386 (mobile)

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congresswoman Nanette Barragán secured $13,357,031 for 14 community projects that provide safe drinking water, improve infrastructure, support electric vehicle car share programs, and build supportive housing in communities throughout California’s 44th Congressional District. The project funding was included in the government funding package signed into law this morning by President Joe Biden.

House Democrats were able to preserve key investments for their priorities, despite attempts by extreme House Republicans to slash funding for housing, environmental programs, and food assistance. Democrats were able to fully fund the WIC food assistance program, which helps low-income nursing mothers, new moms, and their children afford nutritious food and prevented the inclusion of harmful policies that would have banned mail-order mifepristone, the abortion pill, and the inclusion of anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-DEI policies.

“Millions of Americans depend on federal government services and agencies for their healthcare, transportation, housing, Veterans’ benefits, and more,” said Rep. Barragán. “For months, House Republicans played politics as they attempted to cut funding for these critical services, while Democrats consistently put people over politics and struck a deal to meet the needs of the American people. Our community-funded projects will improve lives in California’s 44th District. These projects will create jobs with better pay, make us safer, strengthen our communities, and work to tackle climate change. Thank you to the community leaders, municipalities, and non-profits that worked with us to make these investments in our communities a reality.”

Rep. Barragán’s projects include:

  • $2,500,000 to install a new playground, grass field, and other outdoor features at Halldale Avenue Elementary School in Harbor Gateway.
  • $1,044,000 to launch a residential roof replacement program for low-income homeowners in Paramount.
  • $959,752 to remove PFAS contamination from shuttered water wells in South Gate to provide a safe supply of drinking water to residents and local businesses. 
  • $1,000,000 to develop student housing and higher education complex in North Long Beach for Long Beach City College students.
  • $850,000 to develop a community resource center in Wilmington to provide financial counseling, workforce development, and small business support.
  • $500,000 to expand an emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors in the Los Angeles Harbor area.
  • $1,000,000 to upgrade the Lynwood Senior Center with a new roof, HVAC, and patio shade structure, as well as renovations to the senior fitness zone.
  • $500,000 to develop affordable housing in North Long Beach for first-time home buyers.
  • $235,000 to expand and enhance an electric vehicle car share program for residents of Rancho San Pedro public housing.
  • $1,500,000 to renovate a former motel in Harbor Gateway and provide 134 units of permanent supportive housing.
  • $496,000 to expand bioscience research training in West Carson for underserved populations and local students. 
  • $800,000 to build affordable housing in Long Beach for single-parent students and their children.
  • $1,122,279 to improve the Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood with an interior remodel, floor replacement, and HVAC upgrade.
  • $850,000 for transitional housing and supportive services for survivors of domestic violence in Long Beach.


Congressmember Nanette Barragán represents California’s 44th District.  She sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and works on environmental justice and healthcare issues.  She is also Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).