2021 Community Project Funding Requests

 

Congresswoman Barragán has submitted funding requests for important community projects in California’s 44th Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative 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, Rep. Barragán has certified that she and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested.

NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project name

 


Project Name: Cal State Dominguez Hills College of Health, Human Services and Nursing Clinical Skills Laboratory Equipment Upgrade

Funding Requested: $691,680

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education / Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration / Program Management

Project Sponsor: California State University, Dominguez Hills

Address of Sponsor: 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747

Project description: The funding will be used to upgrade the clinical laboratories utilized by the Cal State Dominguez Hills College of Health, Human Services and Nursing. Upgrades include equipment, supplies, and medical simulation technologies to provide greater laboratory instruction and hands-on experience at the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: HOPICS Community Homeless and Housing Services Access Center

Funding Requested: $250,000

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiatives

Project Sponsor: Special Service for Groups Inc. – Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care Services

Address of Sponsor: 905 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Address of Project: 3010 E. Victoria Street, Compton, CA 90221

Project Description: This project will assist homeless and housing insecure people in areas throughout the 44th Congressional District with meeting their food, health, and shelter needs. The funding requested will allow Special Services for Groups Inc. – Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care Services (HOPICS) to hire system navigators, case managers, and a program supervisor.  Additionally, the funding would contribute to emergency services and operating expenses tied directly to the proposed project. The project also includes connecting vulnerable community members with the following support services: interim housing, eviction prevention, permanent housing subsidy groups, mental health, substance use treatment, employment and education support, and legal aid.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: City of Los Angeles – Watts Greening Public Housing for the Future

Funding Requested: $860,000

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiatives

Project Sponsor: Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Address of Sponsor: 2600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Address of Project: Multiple locations in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA

Project Description: This project, proposed by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, would significantly improve public health and wellbeing of the community through urban greening – supporting multiple green infrastructure developments to address long-standing environmental injustices in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. This project will develop a park network at the Jordan Downs public housing complex and a new outdoor field at the Nickerson Gardens housing community. The project also includes enhancing multiple community gardens throughout the neighborhood. The funding would also be used to provide additional tree canopy to provide more shade to combat the urban heat island effect.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: YWCA Harbor Area – San Pedro Permanent Supportive Housing

Funding Requested: $2 million

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiatives

Project Sponsor: YWCA of the Harbor Area

Address of Sponsor: 437 W 9th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Project Description: This project would build permanent, supportive housing for homeless women and children in the Los Angeles Harbor area of San Pedro. The funding requested would contribute to the demolition of an existing building, as well as the design, planning, and construction of a new permanent supportive housing site. The project also includes restoring and expanding the neighboring YWCA of the Harbor Area (YWCA) headquarters in San Pedro – to allow the YWCA to increase their capacity for childcare, workforce development programs, and health services. In addition to expanding YWCA’s services to reach more community members, the renovations of the headquarters will also provide direct access to services for the women and children who will live in the future supportive housing site.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: San Pedro Harbor Community Health Centers Clinic at Linc Housing Project

Funding Requested: $1,000,000

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education / Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration / Program Management

Project Sponsor: Harbor Community Health Centers

Address of Sponsor: 593 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731 Project Address:

Project description: This project would support Harbor Community Health Centers (HCHC) in the build out of a 4,900 square-foot health clinic, including  6-10 primary care and behavioral health exam rooms and an in-house pharmacy, at a future affordable housing site for low- and moderate-income families. This project would allow HCHC to expand upon their two existing centers in San Pedro, California by developing a location to serve an additional 3,000 or more patients annually – providing greater access to healthcare for populations who are already burdened with disproportionate risks for asthma, obesity and diabetes, as well as poor access to healthcare because of housing instability.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: Michelle Obama Library – Long Beach Services Expansion

Funding Requested: $250,000

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education / Department of Education / Innovation and Improvement

Project Sponsor: City of Long Beach

Address of Sponsor: 411 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Address of Project: 5870 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805

Project description: This project will allow the Michelle Obama Library in North Long Beach to improve and expand upon its services to advance early childhood education and literacy – providing the library with the resources needed to organize enrichment workshops, events, and other programs to contribute to the development of young children. The project will advance multilingual access to library resources by providing print and e-books in multiple languages, and also creating multilingual signage and promotional materials.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: East Los Angeles College (ELAC) South Gate Campus Southeast Training Hub in Healthcare Careers

Funding Requested: $920,000

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education / Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration / Program Management

Project Sponsor: East Los Angeles College

Address of Sponsor: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Address of Project: 2340 Firestone Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280

Project description: Funding for this project will allow East Los Angeles College (ELAC) South Gate Campus to develop a comprehensive training Hub with a focus on careers in health. This project would allow ELAC to establish a curriculum, train students, obtain necessary instructional equipment, and acquire a modular classroom with laboratory capabilities where instruction can take place. The Hub will assist students with obtaining job skills to prepare them for employment in the healthcare industry and will also implement a community health and wellness campaign.

Funding for this project would allow ELAC to provide free to low-cost training for students pursuing careers in nursing, physical therapy, and other medical professions, at the college’s satellite campus in South Gate, California. ELAC’s project would also provide work experience by connecting students to internships, enhance their career development through securing apprenticeships, and aid the students in finding employment in the southeast Los Angeles community. Additionally, this project includes the development and implementation of a culturally and linguistically competent outreach plan to educate community members on improving their overall health and wellbeing.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: BANJ Health Center Lynwood – Compton Uninsured Patient Care Program

Funding Requested: $50,000

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education / Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration / Program Management

Project Sponsor: BANJ Health Center Inc.

Address of Sponsor: 201 N Central Ave, Compton, CA 90220

Project description: This project will expand the reach of BANJ Health Center’s Uninsured Patient Care Program to an additional 800 uninsured residents. The requested funding would allow direct services to be provided to these new patients over a 12-month period. The primary goal of this program is to address the paramount health needs of underserved community members through two sites, located in Compton and Lynwood, California. Services provided through this program include pediatric care, as well as treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: Toberman Neighborhood Center – San Pedro Violence Interruption through Gang Deterrence Program

Funding Requested: $1,000,000

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

Project Sponsor: Toberman Neighborhood Center

Address of Sponsor: 131 N Grand Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731

Project description: The funding would allow the organization to hire additional staff and pay for expenses associated with the expansion of their services into new communities. This project would expand the gang prevention and intervention programs of the Toberman Neighborhood Center to help decrease the number of gang related retaliations, to increase communication between youth and police, and to decrease recidivism rates. The project would expand their services beyond the Los Angeles Harbor region. The intervention program is focused on decreasing the number of young community members, ages 10 through 15, who enter gang through facilitating the development, education, and employment of youth and young adults to reduce arrest rates and recidivism. The Toberman Neighborhood Center’s Violence Interruption through Gang Deterrence project will promote public safety and provide integral resources needed to reduce violence in our communities.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project

 


Project Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor – Wilmington College Bound Program

Funding Requested: $500,000

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education / Department of Education / Innovation and Improvement

Project Sponsor: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

Address of Sponsor: 1200 S Cabrillo Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731

Project description:  This project would expand integral services for the Wilmington College Bound Program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH) to further close the educational attainment gap in the low-income community of Wilmington. The funding would directly assist 1,000 high school students in the Los Angeles Harbor region with overcoming the socioeconomic barriers that interfere with their pursuit of attending college. Located in Wilmington, California, students from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive mentorship and one-on-one case management to prepare them for success with their goals of higher education. Students in the program will also participate in workshops, college tours, and other activities to aid their academic achievement.

Signed certification letter stating there is no financial interest in the project