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COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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Community Project Funding: Member-Designated Projects
Transportation and Infrastructure: Member-Designated Projects

 

Community Project Funding: Member-Designated Projects

Congressman Alan Lowenthal has the opportunity to submit requests to the House Appropriations Committee for Community Project Funding that can improve the lives of families in our district, advance infrastructure needs, create jobs, and support the economy. These projects are separate from the surface transportation requests being submitted to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The following requests were chosen through a competitive application and vetting process to ensure compliance with House Appropriations Committee guidelines, community support, benefit to constituents, and valuable use of taxpayer funds.

Please note that a request by Congressman Lowenthal to the Committee does not guarantee that a project will be funded. Further, Members are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made to the Committee.

(Projects are listed in alphabetical order, by name of the proposed recipient)

 

Proposed Recipient: African American History and Culture Foundation

Address: 5585 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #223, Long Beach, CA 90804

Requested Amount: $255,815

Request Description: This project would support the African American History and Culture Foundation’s Supplemental Transition Education Program for Underrepresented Populations (STEP UP) program. The STEP UP program provides direct services to youth as well as empowers parents with skills needed to be successful and effectively support their student.  By improving the transition and post-secondary options, it seeks to improve the lives of numerous at-risk youth, directly improving the communities in which they reside.

 

Proposed Recipient: (City of) Avalon

Address: 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

Requested Amount: $4,712,000

Request Description: This project would provide the funds to stabilize the conditions that resulted in significant beach erosion of the lower beach and will repair the damaged seawall infrastructure that protects the upper beach, which is a prime recreational area.  Beach sand will be brought back to historical levels on the lower beach by recovering eroded sand from the harbor through dredging. This project will provide important resiliency to sea level rise and other impacts.

 

Proposed Recipient: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress

Address: 10161 Moody Street, Cypress CA 90630

Requested Amount: $1,000,000

Request Description: This project will help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress support its Cypress and Los Alamitos programs engage youth in academic, health and wellness, and leadership development. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing gaps in opportunity, with potentially long-term impacts on children and teens. The psychosocial effects of COVID-19 disproportionately affect young people. Additional funds will help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress offset the social and emotional effects of trauma, including the COVID-19 pandemic in the community and help ensure that vulnerable children and teens have a safe place to learn and grow throughout the entire year.

 

Proposed Recipient: California State University, Long Beach

Address: 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840

Requested Amount: $500,000

Request Description: This project will augment and expand the work of the California State University Center to Close the Opportunity Gap (CCOG). This multi-campus initiative housed at CSU Long Beach, leverage opportunities across sectors, to support systemic change, and advance K-12 students’ academic success. Additional funds will help CCOG better understand the impact of school closures and adaptations to instructional practices in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Further, it will help recruit, prepare, and retain teachers of color who are prepared to work in post-pandemic schools in our region.

 

Proposed Recipient: The Cove at the Villages at Cabrillo

Address: 2001 River Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810

Requested Amount: $1,094,239

Request Description: This project would support The Cove, which offers permanent supportive housing for veterans in our community, make important infrastructure improvements, including the realignment of Williams Street and improving associated utilities. This project will help The Cove address Veteran homelessness in our community. Funds will serve as an investment in our impacted veterans, regardless of their age, branch of service, or type of housing (transitional or permanent), with access to safe and affordable housing, as well as access to all resources and services to remain healthy and stable. The Villages at Cabrillo also serves the entire community for meetings, conferences, and community trainings.

 

Proposed Recipient: ESP Education & Leadership Institute, Inc.

Address: 7941 E. Cramer Street, Long Beach, CA  90808

Requested Amount: $50,000

Request Description: This project will support the ESP Education & Leadership Institute’s Business Of Student Success (BOSS) program. The BOSS program seeks to better prepare boys from under-resourced communities and schools for graduation, college, and into their career. Additional funds will allow the BOSS program directly benefit residents of the community and address the lingering and persistent disparity in achievement facing minority residents of our area.

 

Proposed Recipient: (City of) Long Beach

Address: 411 W. Ocean Blvd., 10th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Park Address: 15456 W. 31st Street, Long Beach, CA 90810)

Requested Amount: $1,500,000

Request Description: This project would install signature playground at Silverado Park which improves and upgrades the playground facilities. Community benefits include: increased ADA accessibility through site-work improvements, enhanced outdoor recreational opportunities, provide age-appropriate playground structures for ages two to five and ages five to twelve, and promotes active and healthy lifestyles. Silverado Park is one of the last major parks in the City to not have a signature playground with age-appropriate facilities and structures. This project would create a much-needed resource for the communities near and surrounding Silverado Park. This park will provide children with opportunities for play and build a healthy community by creating stable neighborhoods and strengthening community development.

 

Proposed Recipient: MemorialCare Health System

Address: 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

Requested Amount: $580,000

Request Description: This project would move the Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital (MCWH) Obstetrics Clinic into a larger space at the main hospital that also provides access to other ancillary services for these patients. MCWH is 357-bed non-profit pediatric teaching hospital that has become a regional pediatric and women’s health destination and has served the greater Long Beach area since 1970.  MCWH has the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties, and are a regional center for high-risk pregnancy referrals. The current space is too small and not integrated with MCWH’s electronic health record. Relocation will provide improved, and more timely access to, additional ancillary services and specialists.

 

Proposed Recipient: (City of) Signal Hill

Address: 2175 Cherry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90755

Requested Amount: $1,800,000

Request Description: This project would improve an existing, outdated public facility to bring it up to current ADA standards, providing a modern parking lot with access to the Civic Center Complex, including the City Library, City Hall, and City Community Center. The improved parking lot will meet current ADA standards and facilitate civic engagement through welcoming access to civic assets for employees, residents, and visitors. This project is important to ensure access to civic facilities and civic life by people with disabilities.

 

Proposed Recipient: (City of) Stanton

Address: 7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680

Requested Amount: $850,000

Request Description: This project would support construction of a new parkette on Orangewood Ave at Santa Rosalia in Stanton, CA. This area is in need of park space and this project would greatly benefit the surrounding community.

 

Transportation and Infrastructure: Member-Designated Projects

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) is developing surface transportation authorization legislation that it plans on advancing in the coming months. This legislation will help modernize our infrastructure and build on the efforts of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which passed the House with the Congressman's support last Congress. This surface transportation reauthorization will help address our aging roads and transit systems while creating good-paying jobs, stimulating our economy, and addressing climate change.

This process provides Members of Congress a unique opportunity to submit regionally significant projects for consideration for the surface transportation reauthorization, which will be funded through the Highway Trust Fund. These projects are separate from the appropriations process and Community Project Funding requests.

Please note that a request by Congressman Lowenthal to the Committee does not guarantee that a project will be funded. Further, Members are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made to the Committee.

(Projects are listed in alphabetical order, by name of sponsor)
 

Project Name: Cabrillo Mole Phase II

Location: Avalon, CA

Sponsor: (City of) Avalon

Requested Amount: $7 Million

 

Project Name: Five-Corners Intersection Improvements

Location: Avalon, CA

Sponsor: (City of) Avalon

Requested Amount: $3.7 Million

 

Project Name: Chapman Avenue/Lamplighter Street Traffic Signal

Location: Garden Grove, CA

Sponsor: (City of) Garden Grove

Requested Amount: $5 Million

 

Project Name: ADA Curbramp and Sidewalk Improvements

Location: Long Beach, CA

Sponsor: (City of) Long Beach

Requested Amount: $6.6 Million

 

Project Name: Anaheim Street Corridor Improvements

Location: Long Beach, CA

Sponsor: (City of) Long Beach

Requested Amount: $12 Million

 

Project Name: Zero-Emission Bus Replacement Project

Location: Long Beach, CA

Sponsor: Long Beach Transit

Requested Amount: $5 Million

 

Project Name: Interstate 710 from State Route 91 to State Route 60 Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)

Location: 710 Freeway

Sponsor: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

Requested Amount: $5 Million

 

Project Name: EV Blue Print: Terminal Plans

Location: Long Beach, CA

Sponsor: Port of Long Beach (POLB)

Requested Amount: $5 Million

 

Project Name: Pier G to J Double Track Project

Location: Long Beach, CA

Sponsor: Port of Long Beach (POLB)

Requested Amount: $3 Million

 

Project Name: Mobility Wallet Demonstration & Research Study

Location: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties

Sponsor: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Requested Amount: $4 Million

 

Project Name: Westminster-Huntington Beach Nature Activity Trail - Phase 1

Location: Westminster, CA

Sponsor: (City of) Westminster

Requested Amount: $8 Million