Appropriations Request | Congressman Ami Bera

Appropriations Request

Community Project Funding

This year, the Appropriations Committee has developed a new Community Project Funding process to allow members of Congress recommend targeted funding to qualified projects in their congressional districts based on their knowledge of the needs of the communities they represent.

Each Member of Congress will be allowed to submit up to 10 qualified, local projects to the Appropriations Committee for consideration of direct federal funds. Eligible recipients of Community Project Funding include state, local, and tribal governments; publicly owned entities (e.g. ports, universities, PUDs, etc.); and registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

 

Requested Projects

Congressman Bera submitted the listed projects to the House Appropriations Committee for Community Project Funding consideration. Any request submitted by Congressman Bera as part of the CPF process does not guarantee the project will be funded.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congressman Bera has certified that he and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the requested projects.

NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project sponsor.

 

Project Sponsor: Center Point, Inc.

Project Name: Center Point Fair Oaks Re-entry Workforce Development

Project Location: 11228 Fair Oaks Blvd. Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Requested Amount: $356,852

Explanation: Recent parolees face barriers to obtaining and maintaining stable employment. Center Point currently provides residential Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services at their Fair Oaks location and this funding would support expansion of their program to include workforce development and job training and placement services. Residential SUD treatment is an alternative to incarceration and provides both health care and shelter during a patient’s course of treatment.

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Citrus Heights Water District

Project Name: Citrus Heights Groundwater Production Well

Project Location: 8026 Patton Avenue, Citrus Heights CA 95610

Requested Amount: $585,000

Explanation: Funding would support the planning, design, and engineering phase for a new groundwater well. The well would be capable of producing 1,000 gallons per minute of drinking water and would be constructed with Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) technology to allow for the injection of surface water into the groundwater aquifer for storage. This additional groundwater storage would provide additional water supply for the Citrus Heights Water District and allow them to reduce surface water usage during dry periods, leaving more water in the river for fish and wildlife.

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: City of Elk Grove

Project Name: Elk Grove Police Department Communications Center Renovation

Project Location: 8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Requested Amount: $520,000

Explanation: Funding would be used to upgrade and integrate the Real-Time Information Center (RTIC) into the Communications and Dispatch Center. These investments will allow the City to expand partnerships with other organizations, agencies, and professionals outside of law enforcement to improve community services. For example, the upgrades would allow for the direction of some 9-1-1 calls related to mental health and homelessness to non-profit partners for a response instead of a law enforcement response.

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Army of Corps Engineers (on behalf of the City of Folsom)

Project Name: Regional Water Reliability Project

Project Location: 1325 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Requested Amount: $350,000

Explanation: The City of Folsom, in coordination with the City of Roseville and San Juan Water District, will conduct a planning and feasibility study to examine potential options for a backup system for raw water supply from Folsom Lake. Currently, there is no backup system in place and in the event of low water levels at Folsom Lake, these water agencies would be left without access to this critical water supply. The study would further evaluate several previously identified options and assess current water demands to determine the size of a backup system. 

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: City of Rancho Cordova

Project Name: Rancho Cordova Youth Center

Project Location: 10455 Investment Circle, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Requested Amount: $340,000

Explanation: The Rancho Cordova Youth Center will be the first Youth Center within the community, and this funding will assist in the start-up costs and programming development, including staffing, computer lab equipment, art supplies, books, and sports equipment. After-school programming provides a safe and supportive environment for children and youth and the Youth Center will focus its activities on promoting equity and inclusion, mentorship, academic support and sports. The programming will be developed and overseen through a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento and the City of Rancho Cordova.

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District

Project Name: Fair Oaks Community Clubhouse Facility Renovation

Project Location: 7997 California Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Requested Amount: $560,929

Explanation: The funding would be used to renovate the Fair Oaks Community Clubhouse which serves as an important gathering place for the community and would make it accessible for all ages. In particular, the funds would support accessibility upgrades for the clubhouse by building a new ADA-accessible ramp for the main entry of the facility and installing a new lift for the facilities stage.

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Meristem

Project Name: Community Employment Program for Adults with Autism

Project Location: 9200 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, 95628

Requested Amount: $450,000

Explanation: This program’s purpose is to prepare and place young adults with autism, who often face significant barriers to employment, into internships with local businesses. Program participants will receive work skills training and job coaching from Meristem and be placed in paid internships in mainstream jobs that offer public interaction and provide pathways to sustainable employment. Funding would help grow the program into a year-round paid internship model, expand the level of training and increase the number of internship opportunities.

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Army of Corps Engineers (on behalf of the San Juan Water District)

Project Name: Orange Vale Water Company Well #3

Project Location: 1325 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Requested Amount: $2,175,000

Explanation: The funding would be used for the planning, design, and construction of a treatment plant to support OVWC’s Well #3 in Orangevale, CA. The treatment plant will remove perchlorate concentrations and meet all drinking water standards. The project is a valuable use of taxpayer dollars because it would improve and enhance San Juan Water District and OVWC’s groundwater access and conjunctive use capabilities. Access to a reliable water supply is critical as our state faces extreme periods of dry and wet periods.

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: Southgate Recreation & Park District

Project Name: Tillotson Parkway Extension

Project Location: Kingsbridge Drive, Sacramento, CA 95829

Requested Amount: $320,000

Explanation: This funding would finalize improvement plans and construct the final undeveloped trail connection of the 4.5-mile off-street multi-use Tillotson Parkway in south Sacramento County. The Tillotson Parkway Extension project would close a gap in bike and pedestrian infrastructure and the entire Tillotson Parkway will connect communities, promote an active and healthy lifestyle, and provide safe routes to eight parks and six schools in the area. 

Member Certification Letter

 

Project Sponsor: WEAVE INC.

Project Name: WEAVE Learn

Project Location: 1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Requested Amount: $276,706

Explanation: WEAVE Learn is an online platform that provides training and education on recognizing, preventing, and ending sexual violence to a wide audience and is available free of charge. The original online training program was an educational resource for students, teachers, educators, and school personnel to recognize Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. WEAVE has expanded and created additional audience-specific content for parents, caregivers, and social service providers who interact with school aged children (i.e. social workers). Funding would support the development, expansion and enhancement of WEAVE Learn to add content for first responders, healthcare professionals, and employers.

Member Certification Letter