The U.S. House of Representatives will consider Community Project Funding (CPF) requests in the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations process.
Rep. Pete Aguilar has submitted funding requests for important community projects in California’s 31st Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.
Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for fiscal year 2023 – 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. Aguilar has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.
Projects submitted by Congressman Aguilar during the FY23 process can be viewed below:
|Proposed Recipient||Project Name||Requested Amount||Summary||
Letters of Certification
|California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)||Funding for a New Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) Program||$750,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would address a severe shortage of primary care physicians in California’s 31st congressional district by creating a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program. The funds would be used to pay for much needed teaching and laboratory equipment, including virtual cadaver tables for anatomy and physiology classes, as well as exam room equipment and supplies. Funds would also assist in the renovation of an existing campus building that would be dedicated to the teaching and training of future highly skilled Physical Assistants.||View letter here|
|City of Colton||Reche Canyon Rd. Realignment to Hunts Lane||$4,166,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would realign a multi-jurisdictional road in San Bernardino County to relieve congestion at the intersection of Hunts Lane/Washington Street and Reche Canyon Road/Washington Street and will also provide sidewalk on both sides for pedestrian.||View letter here|
|City of Fontana||Fontana Homelessness Prevention Resource and Care Center (Phase 1)||$4,000,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the project would support three primary neighborhoods by providing housing and services for those San Bernardino County who are experiencing homelessness.||View letter here|
|City of Rialto||Lake Rialto Habitat Management and Community Open Space Project||$2,000,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the project will improve recreational, open space, environmental habitat and wastewater reclamation for all Rialto residents, including nearby Disadvantaged and Severely Disadvantaged Communities.||View letter here|
|City of Rancho Cucamonga||Cucamonga Canyon Trailhead at Morgan Ranch, Rancho Cucamonga||$1,000,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would create a trailhead to provide direction and guidance for the protection of the natural and cultural resources of Cucamonga Canyon, enhance public access to the area, and protect visitors’ safety.||View letter here|
|City of San Bernardino||Restoration of San Bernardino’s Historic Roosevelt Bowl||$1,400,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the project will renovate and reopen an outdoor public performance venue that would fill a great need for area performance artists, musicians, and students, as well as non-profit, cultural and civic groups. When operational, the Roosevelt Bowl will serve as a critical economic catalyst for growth and economic activity in the socio-economically disadvantaged area.||View letter here|
|Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino||Arrowhead Grove Community Resource Center||$3,000,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would educate the community and provide easy access to services by establishing this multi-faceted health campus open to any county resident, including IEHP members and Housing Authority residents.||View letter here|
|Inland Valley Development Agency Joint Powers Authority||3rd Street Corridor Project||$3,000,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would enhance safety, mobility, and access to the growing San Bernardino International Airport for its customers, businesses and residents.||View letter here|
|Loma Linda University Medical Center||Mental Health Outreach Program for the Sickle Cell Community||$542,597||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would create a regional mental health outreach program coupled with a coordinated system of care for individuals with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), Sickle Cell Trait (SCT), and caregivers of individuals with SCD/SCT to connect these individuals to wrap around behavioral health resources and services in California’s 31st congressional district.||View letter here|
|Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc.||Sustainable Communities Catalyst Project||$1,000,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would create and preserve affordable housing, while revitalizing neighborhoods and sustaining local businesses.||View letter here|
|San Bernardino College Foundation||Clean Energy Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (EV) Technician Program||$1,500,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will provide needed heavy-duty zero-emission trucks and charging stations for students to train and work on.||View letter here|
|San Bernardino County||Little 3rd Street Project||$2,560,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would update and modernize the existing transportation system, improve safety for pedestrians and motorists and expand safer access for residents to several important transit stops, shopping centers, government offices and several key job destination sites in the surrounding project area.||View letter here|
|San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District||Santa Ana River Enhanced Stormwater Recharge Project Phase 1B||$2,500,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would increase the amount of storm water from the Santa Ana River that can be captured and recharged downstream from the Seven Oaks Dam. It will therefore benefit the approximately 400,000 people that rely on the groundwater source.||View letter here|
|University of Redlands||University Village Development Project||$3,000,000||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will create a sustainable, multimodal, transit-oriented, mixed use infrastructure project encompassing affordable housing, creative live/work spaces, an Innovation Lab, green space, a recreational facility, and critical transportation-pedestrian connections to spur economic activity.||View letter here|
|Youth Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy||Empowering Youth Resilience and Promoting Social Emotional Healing||$733,533.26||The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would provide mentoring, clinical support, leadership academies and job training for youth of color in California’s 31st congressional district to reduce recidivism rates of substance abuse, human trafficking and domestic violence.||View letter here|
Projects submitted by Congressman Aguilar during the FY22 process and signed into law can be viewed below:
|Proposed Recipient||Project Name||Requested Amount||Summary||Letters of Certification|
|Children’s Fund, Inc.||COVID-19 Response Expanded Mental Health Services||$100,000||The funding will provide support for vulnerable and displaced children in the Inland Empire with appropriate, trauma-informed mental healthcare at the Children’s Fund Child Abuse Forensic Assessment Center.||View letter here.|
|City of Rancho Cucamonga||Rancho Cucamonga Second Story and Beyond Project||$1,000,000||The funding will develop STEM-related museum exhibits and educational programming for K-12 students to inspire the next generation of scientists in the Inland Empire. The City will also conduct outreach to underserved, underrepresented, and minority communities to bring diversity to STEM fields, including in space exploration and research.||View letter here.|
|City of Redlands||City of Redlands Emergency Operations Center Improvement Project||$850,000||The funding will help address operational and functional needs at the Emergency Operations Center and will ensure the facility is prepared to respond to any catastrophic events or natural disasters, including earthquakes and fires, in the Inland Empire.||View letter here.|
|City of Rialto||City of Rialto’s Body Worn-Camera Upgrade||$700,000||The funding will support transparency in law enforcement by upgrading the city’s public safety body-worn camera system to be used by field (sworn and non-sworn) personnel. This project will build trust between Inland Empire residents and law enforcement, reduce use-of-force incidents, and simultaneously create a higher quality of evidence for law enforcement investigations.||View letter here.|
|City of Upland||Downtown Upland Main Street Economic Recovery and Revitalization Project||$1,000,000||The funding will revitalize the historic Upland downtown district to support small businesses, including through creating pedestrian friendly pathways, rehabilitating decayed public infrastructure, and increasing access to public transportation and will help the community’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.||View letter here.|
|Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area Inc.||Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Blitz Build||$800,000||The funding will allow for the construction at least four homes for honorably discharged veterans in San Bernardino. The funding will provide veterans who served their country affordable housing options, and prevent veterans from becoming homeless.||View letter here.|
|KVCR Inland Future’s Foundation||Moving KVCR into the Future||$900,000||The funding would be used for providing Inland Empire community college students with educational experience and workplace training in public radio and broadcasting through continuance of KVCR and its related student programming. This funding will support KVCR’s development team, which will create programs to support students in the Inland Empire.||View letter here.|
|Mary’s Mercy Center, Inc.||Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (REACH) Project||$300,000||The funding will create and implement a comprehensive workforce development program for Mary’s Mercy Center’s homeless transitional housing program participants. In partnership with the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department, the REACH Project will utilize evidence-based workforce development programming and supportive services to provide homeless men, women, and women with children with the foundation needed to obtain and retain employment leading to transitioning to safe and stable housing and self-sufficiency.||View letter here.|
|SAC Health System||Increasing Access to Healthcare Program||$375,000||The funding will increase health center access to low-income residents of San Bernardino County through the use of mobile healthcare. The medically underserved population is often unable to access care, lacks the resources to purchase medications, laboratory tests, and nutritious food, and this program will address the numerous barriers that Inland Empire residents face by bringing health care to the low-income residents and improving health outcomes.||View letter here.|
|San Bernardino International Airport Authority||San Bernardino International Airport Runway Repair Project||$1,000,000||The funding will ensure the airport can conduct critical repair work at the airport’s main runway and will help revitalize the airport and create good-paying jobs in San Bernardino.||View letter here.|
Additionally, Members of Congress may submit projects for funding through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I). See Rep. Aguilar’s T&I requets here.